The best times to visit Fortaleza for ideal weather are

late September

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

  • Safety
  • The busiest and least popular months
  • Overall travel experience by time of year
  • Weather in Fortaleza

    Temperature

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Fortaleza Temperatures (Celsius)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

    “Feels-Like” Temperatures

    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)

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    High
    Average
    Low

    Fortaleza Perceived Temperature (C)

    Key
    High
    Average
    Low

     

    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.

    Show Fahrenheit

    Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
    Jan 91.2 85 78.3
    Feb 91.5 85.2 78.4
    Mar 90.4 84.3 77.7
    Apr 91 84.2 77.4
    May 91.8 85 77.4
    Jun 92.3 85.1 76.8
    Jul 92.4 85 77
    Aug 92.4 85.4 78
    Sep 92.2 85.4 78.8
    Oct 92.4 85.9 79.6
    Nov 92.2 86.2 80
    Dec 92.3 86.3 79.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 32.9 29.4 25.7
    Feb 33.1 29.6 25.8
    Mar 32.4 29.1 25.4
    Apr 32.8 29 25.2
    May 33.2 29.4 25.2
    Jun 33.5 29.5 24.9
    Jul 33.6 29.4 25
    Aug 33.6 29.7 25.6
    Sep 33.4 29.7 26
    Oct 33.6 29.9 26.4
    Nov 33.4 30.1 26.7
    Dec 33.5 30.2 26.6

     
    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.

    Key
    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

    The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Fortaleza (in).

    Key
    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 0 0
    Feb 0 0
    Mar 0 0
    Apr 0 0
    May 0 0
    Jun 0 0
    Jul 0 0
    Aug 0 0
    Sep 0 0
    Oct 0 0
    Nov 0 0
    Dec 0 0

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 0 0
    Feb 0 0
    Mar 0 0
    Apr 0 0
    May 0 0
    Jun 0 0
    Jul 0 0
    Aug 0 0
    Sep 0 0
    Oct 0 0
    Nov 0 0
    Dec 0 0
    –>

     

    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.

    Key
    Avg. Relative Humidity

    Wind

    The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

    Key
    Max Sustained Wind
    Average Daily Wind

    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
    Jan 67.5
    Feb 69.7
    Mar 74.3
    Apr 75.8
    May 71.7
    Jun 66.5
    Jul 63.2
    Aug 59.9
    Sep 59.1
    Oct 59
    Nov 60.2
    Dec 62

     

    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.