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Climate and Best Time to Visit Florianopolis, Brazil

To help you plan your trip to Florianopolis, we have put together some important information about the regional climate and ideal times to travel.
The state of Santa Catarina and Florianopolis, like most regions of Brazil, are located in the southern hemisphere. This means that the seasons are the opposite of those we are used to in Central Europe. Summer in Florianopolis is from December to February and winter lasts from June to August. The climate is subtropical with average temperatures of about 18 °C (64 °F). The weather in the different seasons can be compared to the weather in Southern Europe.
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The summer (December to February) can sometimes bring very high daytime temperatures of 27 °C to 29 °C (81 °F to 84 °F) and can be quite humid. This period is also the rainiest, with average rainfall between 140 and 180 mm per month. Especially in the afternoons and at night there can be heavy but short rain showers or thunderstorms. Water temperatures range from 24 °C to 26 °C (75 °F to 79 °F) between December and February.
In the fall (March to May) it is still quite warm, but there are more and more days that become significantly cooler and especially at night the temperatures can drop considerably. Daily low temperatures during this period average between 15 °C and 21 °C (59 °F to 70 °F), but temperatures of up to 30 °C (86 °F) can still occur. Compared to summer, there is less rainfall with 100 mm to 160 mm (3.9 in to 6.3 in) of precipitation per month and the humidity, which is very high in the summer, decreases. Mostly the days are sunny and clear, but there can be dense fog in the morning.
In the winter (June to August), the weather can sometimes be quite cold, but temperatures below 0 °C (32 °F) are extremely rare. A cold wind often blows from the ocean and it cools down considerably at night. There are, however, warmer periods in the winter when travelers can enjoy the mild, sunny weather with clear skies.
Spring (September to November), with its pleasantly warm temperatures, is an ideal time for outdoor activities and excursions in Florianopolis and its surrounding areas. Average temperatures are between 15 °C and 25 °C (59 °F to 77 °F). From time to time rain showers interrupt the pleasant sunny weather, but precipitation averages at about 120 mm to 130 mm (4.7 in to 5.1 in) per month.

Climate diagram of Florianopolis, Brazil

Best Time to Visit Florianopolis

The best time for your trip to Florianopolis depends, among other things, on your vacation preferences.

Beach getaway: For a relaxed beach getaway with lots of sun and pleasantly warm water, summer in Florianopolis is particularly suitable. You can enjoy the high temperatures comfortably on one of the many beautiful beaches with a cool drink in hand or swim in the ocean.

7 Days of Culture, Hiking, and Beaches
Brazil | Porto Alegre, Bento Goncalves, Praia Grande, Florianopolis

Let yourself be enchanted by the diversity of the South of Brazil during this trip by rental car. From Porto Alegre you will start your journey to the most popular wine region in the country and learn about the history of Italian immigration and local wineries first hand. In the interior of the country, you will hike and admire an impressive landscape with canyons 3,000 feet (900 meters) deep and up to 160 miles (250 kilometers) long. You design your daily program and determine the rhythm of your journey. On the way to the "Magic Island" of Florianopolis, many interesting places pull you in every direction. Enjoy the rich cultural and culinary offerings as well as the region's exuberant hospitality.

4 Days of Nature and Beaches
Brazil | Florianopolis

There is hardly a city in Brazil that is better suited for free roaming for a few days in your own rental car. The "Magic Island" of Florianopolis awaits you during these four days with its countless highlights and ever new and breathtaking views. Discover this unique city of beaches, forests, lagoons, and dunes at your own pace.

4 Days of History, Beaches and Nature
Brazil | Florianopolis

Experience the city that many Brazilians consider to be the most loved in the whole country. Much of the city is located on the island of Santa Catarina, which offers stunning nature and a high quality of life. Let yourself be fascinated by the island and its dreamy beaches, Atlantic Rainforest, and dramatic coastlines. During your trip you will explore the historic city center, and some of the natural highlights like the dunes of Joaquina and the beautiful Campeche beach.

14 Days of Learning Brazilian Portuguese
Brazil | Florianopolis

Our Brazilian Portuguese language trip takes you to Florianopolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina. Florianopolis, which is mostly located on an island, regularly tops polls of the best quality of life in Brazil. Your language course will include 3 hours of instruction 5 times per week, including all teaching material and on-site English-speaking support. The school is in Lagoa da Conceicao, a small yet lively district of Florianopolis. Lagoa da Conceicao boasts dunes, mountains, and the largest lagoon on the island.