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Northeast of Brazil climate: when to go to Nordeste

The North-East of Brazil – that is the territory located between the states of Bahia and Maranhao – is the driest region of the country. In this region of the country the rainy season is concentrated in the months between January and July, temperatures average around 31 ° C, but the maximum temperatures sometimes exceeding 38 ° C.

The coastal areas of the region of northeast Brazil has a tropical climate with abundant rainfall, high temperatures along the coast and the rains that fall into the interior of the region. The average annual rainfall for Salvador is 2,100 mm, but in the interior of the region the rainfall decreases drastically.

The areas of the so-called Brazilian sertão have a semi-arid climate with low humidity, low rainfall and a long dry season. Average annual rainfall is about 750 mm, but the rain falls irregularly, making it difficult for agriculture in these regions. In some areas of the basin of the São Francisco River, the rains do not exceed 500 mm per year, while temperatures touching very high values.

La spiaggia del Forte Orange, Itamaracá, Pernambuco, Brasile. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

La spiaggia del Forte Orange, Itamaracá, Pernambuco, Brasile. Author Marco Ramerini

Climate of Bahia.

Climate of Salvador (Bahia).

Climate of Sergipe.

Climate of Alagoas.

Climate of Pernambuco.

Climate of Recife.

Climate of Fernando de Noronha.

Climate of Paraiba.

Climate of Rio Grande do Norte.

Climate of Natal.

Climate of Ceará.

Climate of Fortaleza.

Climate of Piaui.

Climate of Maranhão.

NORDESTE CLIMATIC TABLES

SALVADOR (8 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23,6 29,9 138,0  10
February 23,7 30,0 142,0  13
March 23,9 30,0 151,6  16
April 23,7 28,6 309,7  17
May 22,9 27,7 359,9  20
June 22,0 26,5 243,7  19
July 21,4 26,2 175,0  20
August 21,2 26,4 127,4  15
September 21,7 27,2 102,0  12
October 22,5 28,1 114,9  10
November 22,9 28,9 137,1  11
December 23,2 29,0 142,8  10
YEAR 22,7 28,2 2144  173
RECIFE (5 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 22,4 30,2 108,2  10
February 22,6 30,2 148,2  11
March 22,7 30,0 256,9  16
April 22,6 29,7 337,6  18
May 21,9 28,9 318,5  20
June 21,6 27,9 377,9  21
July 21,1 27,3 388,1  22
August 20,6 27,5 204,8  17
September 20,7 28,1 122,0  13
October 21,4 29,0 63,0  9
November 21,9 30,1 35,7  6
December 22,2 30,2 56,8  8
YEAR 21,8 29,1 2417,6  171
NATAL (30 metres)
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
SÃO LUIS DO MARANHÃO (4 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23,5 30,0 244,2  13
February 23,1 29,4 373,0  17
March 23,0 29,4 428,0  23
April 23,1 29,6 475,9  22
May 23,1 30,1 316,5  20
June 22,9 30,4 173,3  13
July 22,6 30,2 131,1  10
August 23,0 30,7 29,4  4
September 23,5 31,0 23,3  2
October 23,7 31,2 7,6  1
November 24,0 31,4 10,5  1
December 24,0 31,1 77,2  4
YEAR 23,3 30,4 2290,0  130

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