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.



Other Fortaleza Travel Info

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)


“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)


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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.5 81 76.8
Feb 86.5 80.7 76.2
Mar 86.6 80.5 75.7
Apr 86.3 80.1 75.4
May 86.4 80.3 75.4
Jun 85.9 79.6 74.5
Jul 85.6 79.1 73.9
Aug 85.9 79.4 74
Sep 86.5 79.9 75.1
Oct 86.5 80.5 76.2
Nov 86.7 81 76.9
Dec 86.8 81.3 77.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.3 27.2 24.9
Feb 30.3 27.1 24.6
Mar 30.3 26.9 24.3
Apr 30.2 26.7 24.1
May 30.2 26.8 24.1
Jun 29.9 26.4 23.6
Jul 29.8 26.2 23.3
Aug 29.9 26.3 23.3
Sep 30.3 26.6 23.9
Oct 30.3 26.9 24.6
Nov 30.4 27.2 24.9
Dec 30.4 27.4 25.3



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.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Fortaleza.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 20% 0 4.3
Feb 30% 0 4.7
Mar 39% 0 7.3
Apr 47% 0 8.9
May 33% 0 5.4
Jun 18% 0 3
Jul 15% 0 2.2
Aug 5% 0 0.5
Sep 1% 0 0.1
Oct 2% 0 0.3
Nov 2% 0 0.2
Dec 7% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 20 0 10.9
Feb 30 0 11.9
Mar 39 0 18.5
Apr 47 0 22.6
May 33 0 13.7
Jun 18 0 7.6
Jul 15 0 5.6
Aug 5 0 1.3
Sep 1 0 0.3
Oct 2 0 0.8
Nov 2 0 0.5
Dec 7 0 1.8


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.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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
Jan 69.5%
Feb 72.3%
Mar 74.4%
Apr 76.8%
May 74.1%
Jun 70.5%
Jul 67.7%
Aug 62.7%
Sep 61.7%
Oct 63%
Nov 64.1%
Dec 66.1%


Is it Safe to Travel to Fortaleza?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Dec 04, 2023 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. This advisory was last updated on Nov 24, 2023.


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

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 44 in September means 44% of the tourists vs. October.



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.


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