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The climate of Sao Paulo (Brazil)
Sao Paulo is located in the south eastern part of Brazil in the state of Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo is the largest city of Brazil; with 18.8 million residents it is even among the largest cities in the world. If you take the complete Sao Paulo region; Grande Sao Paulo the city is the third largest in the world. Sao Paulo is also the most thriving city in Brazil. Sao Paulo has a rich history that starts in 1554 when São Paulo dos Campos de Piratininga was founded to convert the original inhabitants to Christianity. Nowadays Sao Paulo is a real metropolis. The city never sleeps; in that respect it can be compared to New York. The city offers many museums, galleries, theatres and architectural master pieces.
According to the Köppen climate classification Sao Paulo has a China climate. During the summer temperatures are between 20-30 degrees Celsius; during the winter between 10-20 degrees Celsius. The highest temperature on record is 40 degrees Celsius; the lowest temperature on record is -2 degrees Celsius. Sao Paulo gets 1,317 millimeters of annual rain on average. Most of the rain falls during the warmer months. From June till August hardly any rain can be expected. Sao Paulo and the nearby coast have never been hit by a tropical cyclone and tornadoes are uncommon. In August a phenomenon called veranico or “little summer” may occur; a period of unusual dry and warm weather with temperatures well above 28 degrees Celsius.


Climate information
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records. They are an average for Sao Paulo:

temperature (°C)


temperature (°C)
hours of sunshine

average days with precipitation
per month
per month
temperature (°C)
January 27 19 5 27 n/a
February 28 19 5 23 n/a
March 27 18 5 21 n/a
April 25 16 5 15 n/a
May 23 14 5 14 n/a
June 22 12 5 11 n/a
July 22 11 5 12 n/a
August 23 13 5 12 n/a
September 24 14 4 15 n/a
October 25 15 4 20 n/a
November 26 17 5 21 n/a
December 26 18 4 25 n/a
= 0-5 mm ● = 6-30 mm ● = 31-60 mm ● = 61-100 mm ● = 101-200 mm ● = over 200 mm
= 0-0.2 inches ● = 0.2-1.2 inches ● = 1.2-2.4 inches ● = 2.5-4 inches ● = 4.1-8 inches ● = over 8 inches

More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but don’t present a general impression of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain period. The figures don’t always reflect the chance of wintry weather, extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate information for each month of the year:

chance of
(very) hot


chance of
(very) cool
chance of

chance of
chance of
sunny days


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