Rio de Janeiro is located near the Tropic of Capricorn and it has a tropical savanna climate. During the rainy season, which lasts from December to March, it rains frequently. However, this isn’t an impediment for enjoying the beautiful beaches of Rio because the sun shines again as soon as the rains stop. There are definitely more sunny days than rainy days in Rio. The temperature in Rio occasionally reaches up to 40º C (104°F) but average maximum rounds the 30º C (86º F).
The temperature in the main tourist’s areas which are located along the Atlantic coast is often moderated by cool sea-breezes from the ocean. During autumn and winter the city is commonly reached by cold fronts advancing from the Antarctica, causing weather changes.
Most tourists come to Rio during summer; the hot temperatures start in October and reach their peak at the end of December and January. After 10 am the sun gets strong and it highly recommended wearing a hat, sunglasses and a good sun screen. Spring is considered the perfect season for tourist’s vacations due to its shinning sunny days with less humidity in the air.
The annual average of minimum temperatures is 20 °C (68 °F), while the annual average of maximum temperatures is 30 °C (86 °F).
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