Brazil in February: High Summer in the Southern Hemisphere


A jubilant mood pervades Brazil in February. Warm weather conditions and tons of merriments attract lots of visitors to the country during this time of year. Spend your days basking on beaches, exploring cities, or discovering the underrated parts of Brazil. Just remember that precipitation is high in February. But with so much to do and see in Brazil, rain should hardly be an issue to dampen your holiday spirit.

Brazil Weather in February

Canoe in the Amazon Rainforest , Brazil
 Brazil consists of over 60% of the Amazon Rainforest.

Brazil is located in the Southern Hemisphere, so keep in mind that the seasons here are opposite of those in northern countries. This means that February falls in the middle of summer in Brazil. The north and central regions of the country have high temperatures and lots of precipitation during this time of year.

For instance, Brasilia, which is located in the heart of the country, experiences highs of 28°C and lows of 18℃. The city has an average of 12 days of rain throughout the month.

The northern coastal city of Belém sees the mercury peak at 30℃. Here, rain clouds exhibit their wrath with over 20 days of constant downpours during this month. The monsoon is more forgiving on the southern coast though. In cities like Porto Alegre and Florianópolis, the temperature could reach a high of 31℃, but it only rains for an average of six days.

Check out our article on the best time to travel to Brazil for more ideas.

Weather in Brazil in February - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)303029282625252625262729
Avg Nightly (°C)232423222019181919202122
Avg Daily (°F)868684.282.478.8777778.87778.880.684.2
Avg Nightly (°F)73.475.273.471.66866.264.466.266.26869.871.6
Avg Rainfall (mm)11410510313786805651878896169

Why Visit Brazil in February

Estaiada Bridge Sao Paulo, Brazil
São Paulo (also known as Sampa by its residents) has wide avenues and uniquely designed skyscrapers, showcasing a modern appeal.
ea turtle crawling to the ocean on Bahia coast, Brazil
Hatchling loggerhead sea turtle crawling to the sea after leaving the nest at the beach on Bahia coast, Brazil.

February is undoubtedly one of the best times to visit Brazil. Temperatures are warm throughout the country during this month and there are different activities that visitors can enjoy. Below are a few reasons why you should head to Brazil during this time. 

  • Rio Carnival: The famous Rio Carnival draws millions of people to Rio de Janeiro. The grand festival of dance, costume, and revelry usually falls between February and March. Confirm the event dates before booking your holiday. The iconic carnival, also known as the biggest show on earth, is something you should not miss.
  • Beaches galore: February is one of the best months to make the most of the many spectacular beaches scattered all over Brazil. Head south to avoid torrential rain and enjoy a laid-back beach holiday. A trip to Ilha Grande, Copacabana, and Florianopolis introduces visitors to some of the most breathtaking beaches.
  • Discover hidden gems: February in Brazil is part of the peak season. So prepare to share the country’s major attractions with fellow tourists. If crowds bother you, you might want to head for the country’s hidden gems instead.

    Brazil is home to countless white sand dunes, desert lagoons, beaches, and rainforests that do not see much footfall. The coastal village of Jericoacoara in Ceará state could also be an ideal destination for those looking for a quiet getaway.

Where to go and what to do

Praia da Joatinga, a paradise in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The route to the top of Pedra de Gávea is challenging but provides a stunning breathtaking bird's eye view of Rio de Janeiro from its summit.

Brazil is home to numerous national parks. Pedra de Gávea tops the list for many. From here, you can enjoy a stunning view of Rio de Janeiro. The route to the top of Pedra de Gávea is challenging. It could take up to three hours to complete this arduous but worthwhile hike. Another great place to explore in Brazil in February is Iguaçu National Park, which is famous for its stunning waterfalls that form a natural border with Argentina.

The country hardly disappoints beach lovers with its array of stunning beaches. Copacabana, Ilha Grande and Florianopolis have some of the most popular beaches. For a more private beach experience, head for Fernando De Noronha — a tiny island with a maximum capacity of only 420 people. You could also head to Lagoinha Do Leste Beach, which is only accessible by boat or an hour-long hike.

From attending the iconic Rio de Janeiro Carnival and basking in beautiful sandy beaches to exploring vibrant cities and discovering many natural beauties, a trip to Brazil in February is always a great idea. The weather throughout the country is warm during this time of year and although rainfall is common, the southern part of the country has less precipitation. However, in a country with so many places to visit and new experiences to be had, rain should be a non-issue.

If you need help planning a customized trip to Brazil, you can always reach out to our local travel experts, who can devise a tailored itinerary just for you. Browse through our travel guide on how many days to spend in Brazil for further insights on destinations and activities. For more information and inspiration, visit our Brazil tours in February.

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