Many people do not stop to think about the weather in the location they are visiting, especially in a place like Brazil which appears to be warm, with lots of hot bodies on every beach. “NOT!” I was not aware of it myself, but as I mentioned in my article, Soccer and World Cup 2014, Brazilian Weather really is unpredictable.
Yes, the website, climateandweather.com does a phenomenal job in describing the various temperatures in the sub-tropical and the tropical areas of Brazil from the northern borders, to the southern borders and the inland plateaus of this vast country reporting that “the best time to visit Brazil depends largely on where you go and what you want to see and do. Southern Brazil, including Sao Paulo, is best enjoyed in summer, from November to March, as temperatures during winter tend to be quite chilly. Brazil’s weather along the inland plateau and in cities such as Brasilia, is also best enjoyed during the southern hemisphere’s summer months. The altitude in this part of Brazil means that winters are quite cold. Brazil’s beaches can be a year-round attraction, however the water does cool down a bit as you move further south. Beaches such as that of Salvador de Bahia are great throughout the year. Finally the Amazon, the weather in this part of Brazil is characterised by rain. The best time to visit the Amazon depends upon what you wish to see. During the rainy season, in November, December, January, February, March, April and May, some of the remote areas become more accessible. In the less rainy season, from June to October, it is easier to walk through parts of the Amazon and experience its beauty on foot.” To read the remainder of this article on their site, go to: http://www.climateandweather.com/weather-in-brazil where you will also find ideas of what to bring to make your trip a pleasant and a stress-free experience.
Taking all of this information into consideration, it is also very critical that you check the weather before deciding on your various activities while there. As you can see from the photo above, haze can prevent you from seeing the sights from the highest points, for example Sugar Loaf Mountain. The day I went, it was somewhat hazy but I have heard that visitors have paid for the trip only to find that their view had been marred by the weather. So be smart and alert. Check the weather daily because the weather there can be unpredictable and can change with very little notice.