The best times to visit Fortaleza for ideal weather are
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 and are too warm to be considered temperate for most. The area is in the bottom 1 percent of tourist destinations for pleasant weather. 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 October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late May to early June where highs are regularly around 93.5°F (34.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 77.5°F (25.3°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)|
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.
Chance of Precipitation
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 slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is October (59% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (75.8%).
Wind in Fortaleza is usually stronger than usual. The windiest month is October, followed by November and September. October’s average wind speed of around 15.8 knots (18.2 MPH or 29.3 KPH) is considered “moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid-October where average top sustained speeds reach 20.5 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.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Meaning (Beaufort)||Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind||Meaning (Beufort)|
|Jan||11.6||a moderate breeze||16.7||a moderate breeze|
|Feb||10.8||a gentle breeze||16.2||a moderate breeze|
|Mar||8.3||a gentle breeze||13.4||a moderate breeze|
|Apr||7.2||a gentle breeze||12.4||a moderate breeze|
|May||7.8||a gentle breeze||13||a moderate breeze|
|Jun||8.3||a gentle breeze||13||a moderate breeze|
|Jul||9.5||a gentle breeze||13.9||a moderate breeze|
|Aug||11.9||a moderate breeze||16.3||a moderate breeze|
|Sep||14.8||a moderate breeze||19.6||a moderate breeze|
|Oct||15.8||a moderate breeze||20.3||a fresh breeze|
|Nov||15.7||a moderate breeze||20.2||a moderate breeze|
|Dec||14.4||a moderate breeze||19.1||a fresh breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Fortaleza?
As of 5/29/2017 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.
Overall Fortaleza Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very warm. Highs range from 93.5°F (34.2°C) and 89.5°F (31.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Fall is slow/unreported for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have hot weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in Fortaleza, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 92.9°F (33.8°C) and 91.7°F (33.2°C), which will feel warmer than comfortable given the humidity and wind. Tourism is slow/unreported during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be normally priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is somewhat warm this time of year in Fortaleza to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 92.5°F (33.6°C) and 90.5°F (32.5°C). These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.