What is unique about Brazil weather is that as large as the country is, you will find that the weather throughout much of it is very pleasant. Most who retire in Brazil do so in the warmer regions or along the beaches. Since so much of the country is covered with the Amazon Rainforest, you will likely not be living in that area. The very southern areas of the country are inhabited, but those areas offer a much lower level of infrastructure and overall development. Therefore, most people will retire along coastal towns or by larger cities such as Brasilia and Sao Paulo, (or even better in the areas surrounding these locations.)
90 percent of Brazil weather is affected by the tropics climate zone that it is located in. This means hot, often humid weather in the summer months. Still, temperatures will vary from one place to the next.
Near the equator, you can expect to see temperatures no lower than 77 degrees Fahrenheit, but they can climb well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit. In Rio de Janeiro, temperatures are their highest in December, January and February, where they average 82 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In the coolest months, temperatures will be about 60 degrees Fahrenheit. In Recife, temperatures are higher with highs averaging 90 degrees in the summer and lows of 70 degrees.
When considering Brazil weather as one of the key motivating factors for living here, you should also consider the amount of rain the country gets. In the winter months, the rain levels can be highest in locations like Recife. But, in Rio de Janeiro, precipitation is much lower, and is higher in the summer months rather than the winter. Most of the country’s precipitation is staggered. It does not rain every day in most areas during the rainy season. In fact, most areas of the Northeast are very dry, with droughts happening every few years.
One of the nice things about the weather here is the breeze. If you are living in Rio de Janeiro, Salvador or Recife (all coastal towns) you will catch an amazing breeze off the coast. This is a trade wind that comes in nicely, cooling off even the hottest of days. In areas in the south, such as Porto Alegre and Curitiba, temperatures can fall to freezing, and snow is sometimes, though rarely seen. In the mountain towns of Rio Grande do Sul and Santa Catarina, the temperatures here can dip low enough for snow fall several times per year.
The varied weather in the country makes for an extraordinary stay when you visit. You can, quite literally, pick the location that offers the weather that you enjoy the most and retire there. The weather in Brazil is mostly enjoyable and allows for many outdoor activities to take place. Consider just how well it fits into your ideal retirement area.
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