The best times to visit São Gonçalo for ideal weather are

May 7th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

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São Gonçalo Travel Guide

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


    Average temperatures in São Gonçalo vary very little and are extremely temperate all year. The area is in the top 5 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 São Gonçalo, the hottest months are February, January, and then March. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 68.5°F (20.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 56.5°F (13.6°C) at night.

    São Gonçalo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


    São Gonçalo 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.

    São Gonçalo Perceived Temperature (F)


    São Gonçalo Perceived Temperature (C)



    Average São Gonçalo 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 88.8 82.4 75
    Feb 90.1 83.2 75.2
    Mar 86.6 80.6 74.5
    Apr 84.1 78.1 71.9
    May 80.6 74.3 67.7
    Jun 79.4 72.7 66
    Jul 78.8 72 65.3
    Aug 80 72.9 65.8
    Sep 81 74.2 67.8
    Oct 82 75.7 69.5
    Nov 83.2 77.3 71.4
    Dec 86.6 80.5 73.9

    Show Celsius

    Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
    Jan 31.6 28 23.9
    Feb 32.3 28.4 24
    Mar 30.3 27 23.6
    Apr 28.9 25.6 22.2
    May 27 23.5 19.8
    Jun 26.3 22.6 18.9
    Jul 26 22.2 18.5
    Aug 26.7 22.7 18.8
    Sep 27.2 23.4 19.9
    Oct 27.8 24.3 20.8
    Nov 28.4 25.2 21.9
    Dec 30.3 26.9 23.3


    Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

    If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of precipitation in São Gonçalo are November, December, and then September. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid-January. For example, on the week of January 15th there are only 0 days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid-November with an average of 0.7 days with significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

    When can you find snow in São Gonçalo? 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 São Gonçalo.

    Days with precipitation

    Snow on the Ground

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

    Snow depth

    Average Rain and Snow by Month

    Show Inches

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
    Jan 1.4 0 0
    Feb 2.9 0 0.01
    Mar 4.3 0 0.01
    Apr 2.9 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 2.9 0 0.01
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 4.3 0 0.01
    Oct 2.9 0 0
    Nov 8.6 0 0.04
    Dec 5.7 0 0.02

    Show Centimeters

    Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
    Jan 1.4 0 0
    Feb 2.9 0 0.03
    Mar 4.3 0 0.03
    Apr 2.9 0 0
    May 1.4 0 0
    Jun 1.4 0 0
    Jul 2.9 0 0.03
    Aug 1.4 0 0
    Sep 4.3 0 0.03
    Oct 2.9 0 0
    Nov 8.6 0 0.1
    Dec 5.7 0 0.05


    Humidity and Wind

    São Gonçalo has slightly high to average humidity compared to most tourist destinations. The least humid month is February (67.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is April (76.4%).

    Wind in São Gonçalo is usually moderate. The windiest month is October, followed by September and November. October’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 12 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

    Relative Humidity (%)

    The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in São Gonçalo.

    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.

    Month Avg. Wind Meaning (Beaufort) Avg. Maximum Sustained Wind Meaning (Beufort)
    Jan 5.4 a light breeze 10.8 a gentle breeze
    Feb 5.4 a light breeze 11 a moderate breeze
    Mar 5.2 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Apr 4.9 a light breeze 10.1 a gentle breeze
    May 4.6 a light breeze 9.1 a gentle breeze
    Jun 4.5 a light breeze 9.2 a gentle breeze
    Jul 4.7 a light breeze 9.7 a gentle breeze
    Aug 5.3 a light breeze 10.5 a gentle breeze
    Sep 5.8 a light breeze 11.5 a gentle breeze
    Oct 6.1 a light breeze 11.7 a moderate breeze
    Nov 5.8 a light breeze 11.3 a gentle breeze
    Dec 5.6 a light breeze 11.1 a moderate breeze

    Show Relative Humidity by Month

    Month Avg. Relative Humidity
    Jan 71.2
    Feb 67.9
    Mar 75.8
    Apr 76.4
    May 73.3
    Jun 73.8
    Jul 73.1
    Aug 69.2
    Sep 69.6
    Oct 71.7
    Nov 74.7
    Dec 73.8


    Is it Safe to Travel to São Gonçalo?

    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 São Gonçalo Travel Experience by Season

    Fall (March through May)

    Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 66.1°F (18.9°C) and 59.2°F (15.1°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is slow/unreported season for tourism in São Gonçalo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost as much as usual.

    Spring (September through November)

    Spring daily highs range from 63.3°F (17.4°C) and 60.4°F (15.8°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a small amount: 1 to 3 days per month. 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 São Gonçalo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 68.5°F (20.3°C) and 64.2°F (17.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 times per month. These times of year are slow/unreported with tourists.


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