The best times to visit Fortaleza for ideal weather are
July 30th to December 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Fortaleza Travel Guide
Weather in Fortaleza
Average temperatures in Fortaleza vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 17th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Fortaleza, the hottest months are December, November, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 87.4°F (30.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.1°F (25.1°C) at night.
Fortaleza Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Fortaleza Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Fortaleza Perceived Temperature (F)
Fortaleza Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Fortaleza Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Fortaleza are September, October, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid September. For example, on the week of September 10th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid April with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of April 9th.
When can you find snow in Fortaleza? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Fortaleza.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Fortaleza (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Fortaleza has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (61.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (76.8%).
Wind in Fortaleza is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 12.5 knots (14.4 MPH or 23.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late September where average top sustained speeds reach 19.6 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Fortaleza.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||9.2||Gentle breeze||15.2||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.4||Gentle breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.9||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
|Apr||6.3||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
|May||7.4||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.5||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Jul||9.8||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|Aug||11.6||Significant breeze||18.2||Strong breeze|
|Sep||12.5||Significant breeze||19.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||12.2||Significant breeze||18.8||Strong breeze|
|Nov||11.5||Significant breeze||17.6||Significant breeze|
|Dec||10.6||Gentle breeze||16.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Fortaleza?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Jan 18, 2018 there are travel warnings for Brazil; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Fortaleza, Brazil is October, followed by February and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Fortaleza in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Fortaleza Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 86°F (30°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 10 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Fortaleza, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 87°F (30.6°C) and 86.1°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a barely noticeable amount: 0 to 1 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Fortaleza to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 87.4°F (30.8°C) and 86°F (30°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.