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The climate of Salvador: when to go to Salvador de Bahia

The climate of the city of Salvador (Bahia) is tropical climate characterized by high temperatures, high humidity, and rainfall in each month of the year, without a marked dry season, but with high levels of precipitation in the winter and a smaller amount of rain in the summer.

In Salvador fall, on average, more than 2,000 mm of rain per year, but moving in the interior of Bahia region rainfall decrease dramatically. In the city the wettest months are between April and July, with monthly averages in excess of 200 mm per month and with peaks in excess of 300 mm per month in April and May, while the other months of the year, even if they do record high values of rain, all in excess of 100 mm per month, are proportionally less rainy.

The temperatures are constant throughout the year, the average maximum temperatures vary between 30 ° C in the summer months ( December to March ) and 26 ° C during the winter months (June-August ), while the average minimum temperatures vary between 21 ° C in winter and 24 ° C in summer. Temperatures are refreshed by the breath of the constant ocean breezes.

Salvador de Bahía, Bahía, Brazil. Author and Copyright Marco Ramerini

Salvador de Bahía, Bahía, Brazil. Author Marco Ramerini

The city of Salvador has an average of almost 2,400 hours of sunshine a year. The sea water temperature varies during the year between 28 ° C and 25 ° C, making pleasant swimming in the sea all year round.


Due to the tropical climate any time of year is perfect for a visit to Salvador, are likely to avoid the months between April and June that are very wet.


SALVADOR (8 meters)
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
Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 28
February 28
March 28
April 28
May 28
June 26
July 26
August 25
September 25
October 26
November 26
December 27


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