The city of Cuiabá, the capital of the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso, is characterized by a very hot and humid tropical climate. Cuiabá is located on the edge between the last southern reaches of the Amazon rainforest and the vast wetland area of the Pantanal. The city is also close to the Chapada dos Guimarães mountain range, which influences the climate of Cuiabá by blocking the air masses from the pole and making the climate of the city extremely hot.
Temperatures are constant throughout the year. In fact, the average maximum temperatures vary by a few degrees during the year, usually between 34 ° C and 30 ° C. The hottest months are between August and October, while June is the coolest month. The average minimum temperatures vary between 16 ° in July and 23 ° C in January.
The climate of the city is generally divided into two seasons on the basis of rainfall: there is a rainy season that runs from October to April, while the dry season runs from May to September. The rainiest months are those between December and February, while the driest months are those of June, July and August. The annual average rainfall is around 1,300 mm. Humidity varies between 80% in the months of February and March and 60% in July, August and September.
WHEN TO GO TO CUIABÁ
The best time to visit the city of Cuiabá and much of the state of Mato Grosso are the coolest and least rainy months between June and August.
THE CLIMATE OF CUIABÁ: CLIMATIC TABLES
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