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The climate of Natal: when to go to Natal

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The city of Natal in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte has a tropical climate warm and humid with high and constant temperatures throughout the year, but mitigated by the constant flow of the trade winds. The average maximum temperatures remain between 30 ° C and 27 ° C, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 24 ° C and 20 ° C. Due to the tropical climate there are only minor variations in seasonal temperatures.

The city’s climate has two seasons that differ on the basis of precipitation: from September to January Natal has the dry season, and from February to August tha city has the rainy season. The rainiest months are those of April, May, June and July. The rains are abundant, Natal receives an average of 1,450 mm of rain per year. The city has 1,956 hours of sunshine annually. Natal is located just south of the Equator, for which the city has a high humidity all year, the annual average is 79%, during the rainy season, especially between April and July, the humidity exceeds the 80%. The driest month is December, which has a humidity of 65%.

The sea water temperature in Natal varies between 26 ° C in winter and 28 ° C in the summer months.


The best time to visit the city of Natal are the driest months between September and January.


NATAL (30 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 24,0 30,2 54,6  6
February 23,8 30,5 87,3  9
March 23,3 30,3 195,8  14
April 22,8 29,8 264,7  16
May 22,3 29,1 239,6  14
June 21,5 28,2 202,2  16
July 20,8 27,7 196,9  17
August 20,7 27,9 112,6  13
September 21,7 28,6 59,1  8
October 22,7 29,5 17,1  4
November 23,1 29,7 14,7  4
December 23,6 30,2 20,8  5
YEAR 22,5 29,3 1465,4  126

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