Seasons in Brazil

Brazil is an attractive and unforgettable country to visit in any season. The country has the Equator in the North, the Tropic of Capricorn in the South, the Atlantic washing the coastline in the East. That’s a paradise world you want to return again and again.

Amazon Plain occupies a wide aria of the country. Archaeologists say Amazonia once was a bottom of giant sea. Surprisingly, this puzzle land is not well researched. There’s a number of unfooted places never seen by human.

The summer in Brazil lasts the whole year round. Due to the Equator average year air temperature is 77 – 82,4 degrees Fahrenheit above zero. It’s a little bit colder in the South mountain part, it’s a little bit warmer in the central part, and coastline air is always very humid. Winter differs from summer with the high quantity of rains only.

Brazilians adore holidays and know how to celebrate ‘em. The holidays may be for all the country (state holidays) or just for one part of it but they’re always colorful and fun.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Brazil

(Brazil autumn)

Brazil is situated in the Southern hemisphere, therefore the seasons are inverted. Brazilians meet the Autumn when our March and April come. There’re a little of spring holidays because the people harvest. And what do Brazilians grow? Coffee, the best coffee in the world. Surprisingly, Brazilians prefer the cocoa to coffee.

Brazilians grow and export apples, too. Local markets sell aplenty fruits from more than 30 banana kinds to exotic cherimoya, cocona, jabuticaba and noni.

The climate of the spring months

(Brasilia)

March
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 17 days
Precipitation: 190 mm (7.5")
April
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 125 mm (4.9")
May
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 40 mm (1.6")

Spring holidays

  • April – May - the Easter

    April 21 – Tiradentes’ Day

    May 1 – Labour Day

Summer in Brazil

(Brazil winter)

Winter time is from May to August. That’s the best season to travel through Amazonian jungle ‘cause the wild animals are far less aggressive in winter. Ocelots, jaguars and pumas hide in jungle. There are really a lot of monkeys like howler monkeys, guenons, bald uakaries, pygmy marmosets. One can see a quietly sleeping sloth on branches, or meet capybara or harpy eagle – the main predator among the birds. And you shouldn’t forget ‘bout caimans and huge anacondas.

The climate of the summer months

(Brasilia)

June
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 9 mm (0.3")
Jule
Max average t°: +25 °C (77 °F)
Min average t°: +13 °C (55.4 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 12 mm (0.5")
August
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 13 mm (0.5")


Summer holidays

  • For Brazilian pupils: they have about a month of winter holidays.

Autumn in Brazil

(Brazil spring)

Autumn comes in the North hemisphere, but Brazilian September brings the Spring. The wet season starts with tropical heavy rains and thunderstorms. The nature regenerates, rank vegetation turn into bloomy surface. There’re especially many orchids, and their heady aroma makes feel dizzy. Cactuses, hevea (valuable caoutchouc resource), palm trees (there are more than 100 palm kinds!) and exceptionally beautiful lilies – all blooms.

The climate of the autumn months

(Brasilia)

September
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (60.8 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 50 mm (2")
October
Max average t°: +28 °C (82.4°F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 13 days
Precipitation: 170 mm (6.7")
November
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 240 mm (9.4")

Autumn holidays

  • September 7 – Independence Day. The celebration includes military parade, and then people celebrate and have fun till next morning.

    Octoberfest – more than 2 weeks of beer and music festival

    October 12 – Our Lady of Aparecida

    November 2 – All Souls’ Day

    November 15 – Republic Day

Winter in Brazil

(Brazil summer)

Hot Brazilian summer starts in December. The best time to swim is from December to March. And it’s time for main year holidays. They are Christmas, Reveillon or New Year, and Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazilian celebration of New Years’ Day differs from our. On Revellion they wear white dress, make gifts, drink champagne and forgive old resentments. In midnight Rio de Janeiro citizens come to the coastline, enjoy the fireworks and throw white flowers into the ocean waves. That’s an unforgettable sight!

Brazilian Carnival in Rio de Janeiro is a grand event of global impact. The millions of tourists gather at Rio for a week of samba, day and night fun and tequila.

The climate of the winter months

(Brasilia)

December
Max average t°: +26 °C (78.8 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 4.5 hours
Rainy days: 20 days
Precipitation: 250 mm (9.8")
January
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 19 days
Precipitation: 240 mm (9.4")
February
Max average t°: +27 °C (80.6 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (62.6 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 18 days
Precipitation: 215 mm (8.5")

Winter holidays

  • December 25 – Christmas
  • December 31 – Reveillon
  • February – Brazilian Carnival
  • Another national holidays are election days. There are a plenty of unofficial ethnic and religious holidays in Brazil. Octoberfest, Brazilian Carnival, Kinderfest, Fenaostra, Fenachopp, Musikfest, Schutzenfest, Kegelfest, Cavalhadas, Oberlandfest, Tirolerfest, Marejada are among them. Brazilians love their holidays very much, and anyone who ever participate these holidays understands why.