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The climate of Fortaleza: when to go to Fortaleza

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The city of Fortaleza has a humid tropical climate, with rain and high humidity, but with a well-defined dry season, with high and stable temperatures throughout the year, mitigated by the breath of the winds that come from the sea.

In Fortaleza temperatures vary little between the various seasons of the year, the average maximum temperature values ​​are in fact between 30 ° C and 29 ° C throughout the year, while the average minimum temperatures are recorded values ​​between 22 ° C and 24 ° C. The sea water temperature is maintained throughout the year between 28 ° C and 26 ° C.

The average annual rainfall is around 1,600 mm, the rainy season is from January to June, the wettest months are those of March and April, during which more than 300 mm of rain fall in a month.

The dry season runs from August to December instead, during this period the rains are almost absent, Fortaleza enjoys nearly 2,700 hours of sunshine annually. Rainy days are 167 in a year, in March, April and May will have an average of 22/23 rainy days per month, which are reduced to 6/7 rainy days per month during the months of October and November.


The best time for a visit to Fortaleza are without doubt the driest months ranging from August to December. Are to avoid the months between February and May that are very humid and rainy.


FORTALEZA (21 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,4 30,5 119,1  11
February 24,0 30,1 204,6  15
March 23,6 29,7 323,1  22
April 23,4 29,7 356,1  21
May 23,3 29,9 255,6  19
June 22,8 29,6 141,8  14
July 22,4 29,5 94,7  10
August 22,7 29,9 21,8  5
September 23,4 30,2 22,7  5
October 24,1 30,5 13,0  4
November 24,4 30,7 11,8  3
December 24,6 30,7 44,1  6
YEAR 23,6 30,1 1608,4  132
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 28
April 28
May 28
June 28
July 27
August 26
September 26
October 27
November 27
December 27



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