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Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Author Francisco Anzola

Curitiba climate: when to go to Curitiba

Curitiba has a sub-tropical climate of altitude, in fact, the city is located on a plateau 900 meters above sea level, and its climate is characterized by mild, wet winters, and rainy and relatively warm summers. Summer temperatures are mild and the winter temperatures are cool, Curitiba is the coldest city between the Brazilian state capitals. The average maximum temperatures vary between 26 ° C in January and 19 ° C in July. The average minimum temperatures vary between 16 ° C in January and 8 ° C in July.

Rainfall is well distributed throughout the year, does not exist a true dry season. The rains, however, are more intense during the summer, between October and March, while are of lesser intensity between April and September. The average amount of annual rainfall is around 1,500 mm. Curitiba has an average of 116 rainy days per year, the rainy days are well distributed in every month of the year, they vary between 16 days of January and 6 days of July. The morning frosts are common in the winter months. Very rarely in the city can fall the snow, the snow arrives, on average, once every 10 or 20 years. The hours of sunshine are only 1,720 a year.

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Author marcusrg. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. Author marcusrg


Curitiba can be visited at any time of year. The winter months are the least rainy but by Brazilian standards are quite cold.


CURITIBA (934 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 16,4 26,6 171,8  15
February 16,3 26,7 157,6  12
March 15,4 25,7 138,8  12
April 12,8 23,1 94,8  8
May 10,2 21,1 101,0  7
June 8,4 19,6 115,6  7
July 8,1 19,4 98,8  6
August 9,2 20,9 73,4  7
September 10,8 21,3 119,2  9
October 12,5 22,6 133,3  10
November 14,0 24,5 126,9  10
December 15,4 25,4 152,3  13
YEAR 12,5 23,1 1483,4  116
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