Brazil in November: A Warm Shoulder Month
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Brazil is warm and fairly humid in November and offers fantastic travel opportunities. This is a great time to hike in one of the country’s 73 national parks, spot whales off the Santa Catarina coastline, or go on a sightseeing tour of Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paulo. Also, since this is shoulder season, you will find considerably less foot traffic in most parts of the country meaning you can enjoy the most popular attractions in Brazil at your own pace.
Brazil Weather in November
Brazil in November is a transitional period in most parts of the country, with temperatures rising and, in some cases, rainfall increasing as well. Cities in the south-eastern regions like Sao Paulo have moderate temperatures with highs of around 28°C and lows of 22°C, while the south-central region of Brazil will be warmer. In the Pantanal, the mercury can soar as high as 33°C and see about 11 days of rainfall throughout November. Likewise, the dense Amazon jungle is swampy as the rainy season draws in.
For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Brazil.
Weather in Brazil in November - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||30||30||29||28||26||25||25||26||25||26||27||29|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||23||24||23||22||20||19||18||19||19||20||21||22|
|Avg Daily (°F)||86||86||84.2||82.4||78.8||77||77||78.8||77||78.8||80.6||84.2|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||73.4||75.2||73.4||71.6||68||66.2||64.4||66.2||66.2||68||69.8||71.6|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||114||105||103||137||86||80||56||51||87||88||96||169|
Why Visit Brazil in November
November is the tail-end of the spring season in Brazil, ideal for beach activities, hikes, and sightseeing tours. Below are a few more reasons to visit Brazil in November.
- Better rates: Brazil is friendly to the pocket if you are traveling the country in November. Accommodation and commuting costs are significantly lower, and you can get better deals on tour packages. Make the best of this time to find bargain tours to Manaus, Salvador, or Recife.
- Beach activities: November has ideal conditions for venturing to the northern coasts of Brazil. Visit the famous beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, indulge yourself in windsurfing, bask in the sun, or take the time to relax on the sand.
- Amazon Boat Trips: November is the start of the wet season in the Brazilan Amazon. The heavy rainfall causes the rivers to swell, making it an ideal time to go on boat trips or river cruises through the heart of the Amazon.
Where to go and what to do
Take in the grandeur of Brazil as you indulge in the natural wonders the country has to offer. In the southern coastal state of Minas Gerais, witness the magnificence of the sheltered underground cavity of Gruta de Maquine — the oldest cave in Brazil. If time is on your side, you can explore Serra Geral National Park, famous for its breathtaking canyons, or visit the Iguazu National Park to see its iconic waterfalls. In the north, try hiking the Pedra de Gavea, overlooking iconic Brazilian beaches. The route to the top is strenuous but a breathtaking bird’s eye view of Rio de Janeiro is a guarantee from its summit.
November is also a great beach month, so you might want to check out some of the country’s finest — try the famed Copacabana near Rio de Janeiro for water activities and amenities, Praia do Espelho in Bahia for a quieter, more remote beach experience or Praia do Sancho in Fernando de Noronha for a stunning nature spot. Don’t forget to try some seafood too!
What to bring
Rain is always a possibility in November in Brazil. So pack a waterproof jacket or poncho to gear up for the sporadic pours. The humid weather also creates stagnant pools for mosquitoes and bugs to breed, so pack strong insect repellent to prevent itchy bites and mosquito-borne ailments.
The warm temperatures in November make it a great time to explore Brazil’s beaches, national parks, cultural centers, and city sights. You can check out our Great Brazil Itineraries to plan a trip across destinations in Brazil. Or, get in touch with our local travel experts to plan a customized trip to Brazil. For more inspiration and information, browse through our Brazil tours in November.