Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful city on the central coastline of Brazil. The city is known for its cityscape, its yearly Carnival, and its stunning beaches. The Rio De Janeiro weather and climate provides even temperatures through most of the year with a long rainy season from December through April. The dryer days and mild temperatures give May through September the best weather months for visiting Rio de Janeiro, but the threat of some summer rain showers do not keep visitors away from Carnival.
The Seasons and Temperatures
Spring – The brief springtime season lasts for October and November. Temperature highs are usually between 24 and 26 degrees Celsius.
Summer – From December to March the rainy months of summer are felt in Rio de Janeiro. Still, Carnival takes place in summer. The normal temperature highs range from 25 to 27 degrees, but may reach up to 30 degrees Celsius.
Autumn – The season of autumn takes up the months of April and May. The medium temperature highs are 23 to 25 degrees.
Winter – June through September are the dryer months of the winter season. The average, mild low temperatures are only from 18 to 19 degrees.
Storms can be violent and cause mud slides and major flooding especially during the summer and early autumn, but the days of rain during the warmer months last only between 9 and 13 days per month. The total rainfall per year is generally almost 1,200 mm. December sees the most rain at 169 mm.