The best times to visit Salvador for ideal weather are
July 16th to September 16th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Salvador Travel Guide
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Weather in Salvador
Average temperatures in Salvador vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Salvador, the hottest months are March, February, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 87.1°F (30.6°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 76.9°F (24.9°C) at night.
Salvador Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Salvador 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.
Salvador Perceived Temperature (F)
Salvador Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Salvador 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 Salvador are January, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid August with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of August 13th.
When can you find snow in Salvador? 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 Salvador.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Salvador (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
Salvador has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is August (68.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (73%).
Wind in Salvador is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by November and December. October’s average wind speed of around 9.4 knots (10.8 MPH or 17.4 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 mid November where average top sustained speeds reach 15.7 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Salvador.
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||8.6||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.3||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.7||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.2||Gentle breeze||12.3||Significant breeze|
|May||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.5||Gentle breeze||12.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.9||Gentle breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Aug||8.4||Gentle breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||8.9||Gentle breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Oct||9.4||Gentle breeze||14.5||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||8.9||Gentle breeze||14.8||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Salvador?
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 Salvador, Brazil is January, followed by June and February. 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 Salvador in December. 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 Salvador Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.1°F (30.6°C) and 83.2°F (28.4°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 1 to 4 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 most precipitation with 3 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is fairly slow season for tourism in Salvador, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly less.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 85.1°F (29.5°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 1 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 Salvador to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86.7°F (30.4°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the busiest with tourists.