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Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Author HVL. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution
Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Author HVL

Belo Horizonte climate: when to go to Belo Horizonte

The city of Belo Horizonte is located in the tropical zone of Brazil, but on a plateau at an altitude of about 850 meters above sea level so the city’s climate is tropical of altitude. This type of climate is characterized by hot and humid summers and dry and mild winters, with two seasons that differ primarily based on precipitation.

Due to the altitude of the city, the averages maximum temperatures are never too high, they vary between 29 ° C in the summer months (December to February) and 25 ° C during the winter months (June- August). Even the averages minimum temperatures are mild, they vary between 19 ° C in the summer months (December to February) and 13 ° C during the winter months (June- August).

The rainy season in Belo Horizonte corresponds to the months between October and March, the months of December and January are the wettest ever. The city receives an average of nearly 1,500 mm of rain per year. The dry season corresponds to the months between April and September. The city of Belo Horizonte has an average of 116 rainy days per year, the month with more days of rain is December with 20 days of rain, while the month of June has only 2 days of rain. The hours of sunshine are 2,562 per year.

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Author Marcus desimoni. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Author Marcus desimoni

WHEN TO GO TO BELO HORIZONTE

The best time to visit the city of Belo Horizonte are the driest and cooler months between April and September.

BELO HORIZONTE CLIMATIC TABLES

BELO HORIZONTE (852 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 18,8 28,2 296,3  17
February 19,0 28,8 188,4  13
March 18,8 28,6 163,5  14
April 17,3 27,5 61,2  7
May 15,0 26,0 27,8  6
June 13,4 25,0 14,1  2
July 13,1 24,6 15,7  3
August 14,4 26,5 13,7  4
September 16,2 27,2 40,5  6
October 17,5 27,7 123,1  10
November 18,2 27,5 227,6  14
December 18,4 27,3 319,4  20
YEAR 16,7 27,1 1491,3  116
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