Sao Paulo Weather Forecast & Climate
“Weather In Sao Paulo, Brazil”
Sao Paulo Current Weather & Forecast
Below is the current Sao Paulo weather conditions along with the 5-day weather forecast outlook.
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Sao Paulo Weather & Climate description
Although the Tropic of Capricorn, passes through north of São Paulo, the city of Sao Paulo experiences a subtropical climate. Because of its elevation, São Paulo enjoys a distinctly temperate climate. The city is located on the hilly plateau of the southeastern Brazilian Highlands with an average elevation around 800 meters (2,625 feet) and it is situated at just 70 km away from the Atlantic Ocean.
Since Brazil lies mostly on the southern side of the Equator, seasons are opposite of countries in the Northern Hemisphere, such as the United States or Europe. The summer season during the months of December to February are typically warm and humid. The winter season during the months of June to August are cool and typically dry. The temperature in winter hardly ever dip below 10ºC (50ºF).
During late winter, especially August, the city experiences the phenomenon known as “veranico” (Little summer), which consists of a bout of unusually hot and dry weather, sometimes reaching temperatures well above 28 °C (82 °F). On the other hand, relatively cool days during summer are fairly common when persistent winds blow from the ocean. On such occasions daily high temperatures may not surpass 20 °C (68 °F), accompanied by lows often below 15 °C (59 °F).
Also, São Paulo nor the nearby coast has never been hit by a tropical cyclone, and tornadic activity is very rare. Snow flurries were reported officially only once, on June 25, 1918.
In summer, temperatures range between 17-28°C (63-82°F), and 32°C (90°F) on the hottest days. In winter, the temps range between 11-23°C (52-73°F), and can drop to 10ºC (50ºF) on the coldest days. The highest ever temperature recorded was 35.3°C (95.5 °F) on November 15, 1985 and the lowest recorded was -2 °C (28 °F) on August 2, 1955. It is said that the average temperatures throughout the year are similar to those of Sydney and Los Angeles.
Summer is the rainy season and rainfall typically averages 765 millimeters (30 inches) during the months from December-March. Winter brings mild temperatures and less rain than in the summer, with an average of 130 millimeters (5.5 inches) from May-August. The average yearly precipitation is 1000-1500 millimeters (39 and 59 inches).
Sao Paulo Weather Data Chart
Below is a weather/climate data chart of Sao Paulo, Brazil of average temperatures, humidity, rainfall and other weather data information on the city of Sao Paulo.