The hottest month in State of Rio de Janeiro is February when the average maximum temperature is 32°, average temperature is 27° and average minimum temperature is 24°.
The coolest month in State of Rio de Janeiro is July when the average maximum temperature is 25°, average temperature is 21° and average minimum temperature is 18°.
The longest days in State of Rio de Janeiro are in December, with an average of 13.5 hours of daylight per day. June has the shortest days with an average of 10.7 hours of daylight per day.
The sunniest days in State of Rio de Janeiro are in August which has the most hours of sunshine per day with an average of 7.8 hours of sunshine per day, making it a quite sunny month with some cloud cover. December has the least sunshine with an average of 5.6 hours of sunshine per day, making it a sunny month that is overcast at times.
The ultraviolet index is the highest in January when it reaches 15.4 and lowest in June when it reaches 5.6.
An ultraviolet index reading above 11 indicates an extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure. Unprotected skin risks burning in less than 10 minutes. Take all precautions because unprotected skin and eyes can burn in minutes. Tanning will be safest before 10am and after 4pm but only with a good application of sun screen. For those with sensitive skin stay in the shade and wear protective clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, and UV-blocking sunglasses. Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days. Watch out for relections from water that may increase ultraviolet exposure.
The warmest sea water temperatures in State of Rio de Janeiro are found in February when they peak at 27° and lowest in August when they dip to 21°.
The sea is best for swimming between December and May when the temperature is above 24° which is warm and pleasant for relaxing and swimming for long periods.
The wettest month in State of Rio de Janeiro is July with 1.2cm of rain and November has the most days of rain with 13.5 days with some rain, a slightly wet time to visit the beach.
The driest month in State of Rio de Janeiro is January with 0cm of rain and August has the fewest days of rain with 5.9 days with some rain, a dry time to visit the beach.
The most humid month in State of Rio de Janeiro is January with a dew point (an indicator of humidity) of 24° which is very humid and quite uncomfortable for most unless you are on a beach. At night you would most likely require a fan.
The least humid month in State of Rio de Janeiro is July with a dew point of 19° which is somewhat uncomfortable for most people in cities but fine on a beach.
The most windy month in State of Rio de Janeiro is October when the average maximum windspeed is 25kmh and the average wind speed is 12kmh.
The least windy month in State of Rio de Janeiro is May when the average maximum windspeed is 19kmh and the average wind speed is 9kmh.