Because we’re so close to the equator here in Joao Pessoa the temperature remains pretty warm all year round. Rains from May to September make that the low season, while December through to Carnaval, in late February, is considered the peak holiday period in Brazil.
If you don’t mind the odd shower, you’ll find winter here a good time to visit. Temperatures are cooler and the occasional shower keeps the air fresh. Sun worshippers and beach lovers should wait for summer which begins in October, when the seas are at their clearest and temperatures soar.
Due to Brazil’s size, there is a lot of regional variation in the climate, but 90% of the territory is within the tropical zone, so for this reason it rarely gets very cold. Due to the fact that Brazil is in the southern hemisphere, the seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere, as follows: from December to March in Brazil is the summer season; from June until August, they have the winter season. Summer is the best time to travel to the southernmost states (Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina), because parts of the region do get frost and occasional snow during the winter.
The coastal cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, and Salvador are consistently warm all year round, and get downright hot and humid during the summer. However, if you are looking to really have an exceptional vacation, Carnival celebrations are held throughout the country in February, although prices skyrocket during this period of the year. The northeast has beautiful stretches of seashore; during the region’s dry season – May until November – the heat is tempered by constant breezes on the coast. This is of course a less expensive season in which to visit in comparison with the Carnival period; many establishments all across Brazil’s territory offer reduced rates from April until June and August to November. Travel in the Amazon should be done when much of the region floods from January to June. While this means that the humidity is higher and the rainfall more substantial, the rivers become navigable, thus allowing visitors to see more wildlife than during the dry season. Most of the travelers visit the Pantanal toward the end of its wet season in April, when the area is flooded and fauna are stranded on the remaining spots of dry land, making them easier to spot.
We recommend that you avoid visiting Brazil in the following periods: New Year – December 31st and January 1st – finding accommodation during this period is almost impossible as every New Year, 2 million people gather to celebrate. During Carnival Rio – during the end of February and the beginning of March – it is very difficult to find accommodations. On Independence Day – September 7th – it is also very hard to find a room in a hotel.
If you are visiting Brazil with the main intention of seeing some of Brazil’s exquisite beaches, keep in mind that Brazil’s fabulous beaches are on the Atlantic coast and so you should try to avoid travelling during the months of June right up until August, when the sea can be notoriously rough and cold. Moving on, Ninety percent of Brazil’s landmass falls within the tropical zone, as the country is crossed by the equator in the north and the Tropic of Capricorn in the south. However, the nation’s climate is far from homogenous and ranges from equatorial to semiarid to subtropical.
All things considered, due to the friendly climate, Brazil can be a very good travel idea almost all the time of the year with few exceptions. A living proof of why Brazil is a wise travel solution is given by the fact that millions of tourists visit it every year, and some of them visit the country many times.
About Author: John P. is the director of www.rentaflatinrio.com, where visitors can find Rio apartments for reasonable prices.
Pousada. Brazil. Paraiba Joao Pessoa.