The best times to visit Sao Paulo for ideal weather are
March 19th to December 9th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sao Paulo Travel Guide
Weather in Sao Paulo
Average temperatures in Sao Paulo vary little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 86th 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 Sao Paulo, the hottest months are February, January, and then December. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early February where highs are regularly around 86°F (30°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.9°F (20.5°C) at night.
Sao Paulo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sao Paulo 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.
Sao Paulo Perceived Temperature (F)
Sao Paulo Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sao Paulo 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)|
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.
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Sao Paulo.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sao Paulo (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
Sao Paulo has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is August (52.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (65%).
Wind in Sao Paulo is usually calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and September. November’s average wind speed of around 6.4 knots (7.3 MPH or 11.8 KPH) is considered “a light 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 11.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sao Paulo.
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||5||Light breeze||10.4||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||4.8||Light breeze||10.3||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||5.4||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||5.5||Light breeze||10||Gentle breeze|
|May||5||Light breeze||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.6||Light breeze||9.2||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||4.4||Light breeze||9.1||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||5.2||Light breeze||9.8||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||5.8||Light breeze||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||6.1||Light breeze||11.3||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.4||Light breeze||11.6||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||5.7||Light breeze||10.6||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sao Paulo?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Aug 21, 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 Aug 20, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Sao Paulo, 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 Sao Paulo 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 Sao Paulo Travel Experience by Season
Fall (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.1°F (28.4°C) and 70.2°F (21.2°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sao Paulo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Spring (September through November)
Spring daily highs range from 81.3°F (27.4°C) and 74.7°F (23.7°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. 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 Sao Paulo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 86°F (30°C) and 79.8°F (26.6°C). These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.