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The climate of Minas Gerais: when to go to Minas Gerais

The climate of Minas Gerais is generally the tropical climate of altitude, only in the less elevated areas the climate becomes tropical, both these types of climate have two seasons according to the rainfall.

Temperatures vary with altitude variation. In most of the state, which is located at altitudes varying between 600 and 900 meters, the average maximum temperatures are between 30 ° C in the summer (December-February) and 25 ° C in winter (June-August), while the average minimum temperatures vary between 20 ° C in summer and 13 ° C in winter.

At lower altitudes the temperatures rise by a few degrees, while with increasing altitude the average minimum winter temperatures record values even below 10 ° C.

The rains are concentrated in almost all the Minas Gerais between October and March. While between April and September there is the dry season. In the highlands on average there are about 1,500 mm of rain per year, but in the northern areas the rainfall decreases to values of 700 / 1,000 mm per year, in these areas the dry season includes the months between March / April and October. In areas near the border with the state of Bahia, the climate tends to become semi-arid.

WHEN TO GO TO MINAS GERAIS

The best time to visit the state of Minas Gerais are the driest and coolest months between April and September.

The climate of Belo Horizonte.

THE CLIMATE OF MINAS GERAIS: CLIMATE TABLES

BELO HORIZONTE (852 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January18,828,2296,3 17
February19,028,8188,4 13
March18,828,6163,5 14
April17,327,561,2 7
May15,026,027,8 6
June13,425,014,1 2
July13,124,615,7 3
August14,426,513,7 4
September16,227,240,5 6
October17,527,7123,1 10
November18,227,5227,6 14
December18,427,3319,4 20
YEAR16,727,11491,3 116

CLIMATE TABLES: UBERLÂNDIA

UBERLÂNDIA (887 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January1929249
February1930194
March1930180
April172982
May152853
June142713
July132711
August15306
September173045
October1830123
November1930195
December1929268
YEAR1419

CLIMATE TABLES: MONTES CLAROS

MONTES CLAROS (678 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January1930192
February1930116
March1930125
April172942
May152914
June13284
July12273
August13297
September163021
October1830110
November1929211
December1929237
YEAR1082

CLIMATE TABLES: TEÓFILO OTONI

TEÓFILO OTONI (334 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January1932168
February203298
March203098
April183065
May162930
June152720
July142728
August152825
September172836
October1829125
November1930180
December1931186
YEAR1059


CLIMATE TABLES: POÇOS DE CALDAS

POÇOS DE CALDAS (1196 meters)
MonthAverage low (°C)Average high (°C)Precip. (mm)Precip. days
January1828310
February1928241
March1728213
April152681
May132454
June112329
July102325
August112524
September142662
October1527142
November1627199
December1827283
YEAR1663

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