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The climate of Recife: when to go to Recife

The city of Recife has a tropical maritime climate with slight variations in seasonal temperatures, but characterized by rainfalls. Based on the rainfall there may, in fact, distinguish two seasons, the first one is wet and rainy which roughly corresponds to the months of autumn and early winter, between March and August, the second season is the driest that corresponds to the months between September and February.

Temperatures undergo small changes in seasonal temperatures, the maximum average temperatures vary between 30 ° C in the summer months and 27 ° C in the winter, while the average minimum temperatures vary between 23 ° C and 21 ° C. The city has 2,465 hours of sunshine annually.

The rains are very abundant, the average annual rainfall is over 2,450 mm, it rains throughout the year, but the months between March and August are those where rainfall is more abundant, the months between April and July in particular are very rainy, with monthly averages in excess of 300 mm. The month of November is the driest. In one year, Recife has 224 days of rain, the months of June and July have as many as 25 days of rain per month, while November has only 12 days of rain per month.

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. Author Marco Ramerini

The sea water temperature is stable between 26 ° C and 28 ° C, making swimming in the Atlantic Ocean pleasant in every season of the year.


The best time to visit Recife are the least rainy months between September and February.


RECIFE (5 meters)
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
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 28
April 28
May 28
June 27
July 26
August 26
September 26
October 27
November 27
December 27


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