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Brazil Weather and Climate

As the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil covers a large area and therefore has a variety of climatic zones, ranging from tropical to temperate.

Brazil Climate
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Brazil's climate can be characterized by five general climatic regions: equatorial, tropical, semi-arid, highland tropical, and subtropical.
The climate ranges from tropical in northern Brazil near the equator, to temperate zones below the Tropic of Capricorn.

The seasons of Brazil are almost the reverse of the seasons of places in the Northern Hemisphere, such as Europe and the United States.

Temperature of Brazil
Brazil is often thought of as being an extremely hot and humid country, known for its Amazon rainforest, the average temperatures vary around the country. Northeastern Brazil is the driest and one of the hottest regions in the country, experiencing periodic droughts. The north includes the Amazon, which is home to a large expanse hot and humid forests.

The temperate south, including the cities of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro experience cool winters and hot summers, with rain throughout the year and snow at higher elevations.

Rainfall in Brazil
Brazil's rainy season is during its summer months, from December to April. The Amazon is one of the rainiest parts of the country most of the year, receiving more than 2,000 millimeters (78.7 inches) of rain annually. The coastal southeast experiences heavy rainfall in certain areas, as does this area's mountain regions.

Though the national average rainfall ranges between 1,000 and 1,500 millimeters (40-60 inches) annually, the Northeast experiences a dry season from May to November along with high temperatures, making it the driest region of Brazil.

Last Updated On : January 18, 2016

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