The city of Manaus is located in the heart of the Amazon, in one of the wettest regions of Brazil. The city’s climate is equatorial humid, typical of the Amazon rainforest, this type of climate is characterized by high temperatures, very high humidity, lack of ventilation and heavy rains.
Fluctuations in temperature are minimal: the average maximum temperatures vary between 33 ° C in the warmer months, those of September and October, and 30 ° C of the cooler months, those between January and April. The average minimum temperatures are stable between 23 ° C and 24 ° C throughout the year.
The humidity is very high, it varies between 87% in April and 79% of the months between August and October, due to the high humidity throughout the year, the air is humid and heavy. The rainfall is intense in every month of the year, they usually fall during the afternoon in the form of violent storms.
Manaus receives on average more than 2,300 mm of rain per year. Rainfall is higher between December and May, while decreased significantly between June and November, especially for the standard of the Amazon are dry the months of July, August and September.
Rainfall is spread over 160 days of rain a year: in the driest month, August, there were only six days of rain, while during the rainy season, between December and May, the rainy days are about 16/20 per month. The hours of sunshine in Manaus are only 1,784 a year.
WHEN TO GO TO MANAUS
The best time for a trip to the city of Manaus are the relatively dry months between June and November.
MANAUS CLIMATIC TABLES
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