The best times to visit Pantanal for ideal weather are
April 23rd to September 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Pantanal Travel Guide
Other Pantanal Travel Info
Weather in Pantanal
Average temperatures in Pantanal vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 34th 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 Pantanal, the hottest months are December, February, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late November to early December where highs are regularly around 90.4°F (32.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.9°F (21.1°C) at night.
Pantanal Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Pantanal 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.
Pantanal Perceived Temperature (F)
Pantanal Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Pantanal 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 Pantanal are August, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid January with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of January 15th.
When can you find snow in Pantanal? 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 Pantanal.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pantanal (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
Pantanal has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is August (36.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (66.5%).
Wind in Pantanal is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by August and July. September’s average wind speed of around 9.6 knots (11.1 MPH or 17.8 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late September where average top sustained speeds reach 17.8 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pantanal.
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||7.4||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||7.1||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.8||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.2||Significant breeze|
|May||7.8||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Jun||8.2||Gentle breeze||14.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
|Aug||9.6||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.6||Gentle breeze||16.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.6||Gentle breeze||16||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.9||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Dec||7.2||Gentle breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Pantanal?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 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 Oct 01, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Pantanal, Brazil is July, followed by January and June. 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 Pantanal in October. 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 Pantanal Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 88.1°F (31.2°C) and 77.2°F (25.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Winter (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Pantanal, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 90.4°F (32.4°C) and 86.2°F (30.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Summer (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Pantanal to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.7°F (31.5°C) and 86.3°F (30.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.