The city of Manaus is located in the center of the Amazon, in one of the rainiest regions of Brazil. The climate of Manaus is the humid equatorial one, typical of the Amazon rainforest. This type of climate is characterized by high temperatures, very high humidity, poor ventilation and intense rains.
The temperature fluctuations are minimal: the average maximum temperatures vary between 33 ° C in the warmer months, those of September and October, and 30 ° C in the cooler months, those between January and April. The average minimum temperatures are stable between 22 ° C and 23 ° C throughout the year.
The humidity is very high, it varies between 87% in the month of April and 79% in the months between August and October, due to the high humidity, the air is sultry and heavy throughout the year. Precipitation is intense in every month of the year, usually it falls during the afternoon in the form of violent thunderstorms.
Manaus has a very rainy climate and receives on average more than 2,300 mm of rain per year. Rainfall is greatest between December and May, while it decreases considerably between June and November, in particular by the Amazonian standard, the months of July, August and September are dry.
Rainfall is spread over 160 rainy days per year. In the driest month, that of August, there are only 6 rainy days. While during the rainy season, between December and May the rainy days are around 18/20 for each month. The hours of sunshine in Manaus are only 1,784 per 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.
THE CLIMATE OF MANAUS: CLIMATIC TABLES
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