Santos Dumont Airport

SBRJ · Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Statistics Santos Dumont Airport 2019-2022

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Santos Dumont Airport (SBRJ) between 2019 and 2022.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 89.2 84 95 90 97
February 85.3 80 87 76 88
March 86.5 92 94 83 83
April 86.6 83 91 88 86
May 81.1 93 80 84 76
June 77.5 71 89 81 86
July 79.0 83 81 84 77
August 75.6 75 83 89 73
September 74.3 71 79 74 59
October 75.1 80 60 76 85
November 77.3 81 81 74 73
December 82.4 91 86 70 84
Average 80.9 82.0 83.8 80.5 80.8

51st best VFR conditions of Brazil

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 8 km or more
  • Ceiling: 3,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 98.0 97 99 97 100
February 96.1 96 96 91 99
March 97.2 100 99 95 99
April 98.1 98 100 99 97
May 94.5 99 95 97 90
June 93.9 92 98 96 96
July 94.4 97 93 96 99
August 94.4 95 96 98 97
September 93.3 88 99 96 85
October 94.6 98 89 96 96
November 94.7 96 97 93 94
December 97.0 98 98 96 98
Average 95.6 96.2 96.4 95.7 95.8

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met:
  • Visibility: 5 km or more
  • Ceiling: 1,000 ft or more
Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 31.4 29 31 29 34
February 30.3 28 29 29 31
March 30.3 30 30 27 31
April 28.4 28 27 26 31
May 26.7 26 26 26 29
June 25.9 24 25 26 28
July 25.8 26 24 26 27
August 25.4 25 25 25 26
September 26.7 24 26 27 27
October 27.3 27 24 27 29
November 27.3 26 25 26 28
December 28.8 28 27 28 28
Average 27.8 26.7 26.6 26.9 29.0

87th highest temperature of Brazil

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 23.9 24 25 23 23
February 23.1 24 24 23 22
March 23.1 24 25 23 21
April 22.4 23 22 22 23
May 20.9 21 21 20 23
June 19.9 19 20 21 21
July 19.2 20 18 20 19
August 18.9 19 20 20 19
September 20.5 19 21 23 21
October 21.7 22 20 23 23
November 21.1 21 21 22 21
December 22.7 22 23 24 23
Average 21.5 21.4 21.5 21.8 21.5

67th lowest temperature of Brazil

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 4.6 10 1 8 0
February 6.1 6 5 12 6
March 4.4 2 2 8 7
April 3.6 4 3 3 4
May 4.3 4 5 6 6
June 4.7 8 4 3 4
July 3.4 2 2 6 5
August 7.4 9 5 5 10
September 7.1 17 1 5 15
October 7.5 4 14 7 5
November 8.3 8 11 3 8
December 7.0 7 10 12 6
Average 5.7 6.6 5.2 6.7 6.2

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 7.8 8 8 8 8
February 7.4 8 8 7 8
March 7.5 8 8 8 7
April 7.0 8 8 7 7
May 6.5 7 7 7 6
June 6.0 6 6 6 6
July 6.7 7 7 7 7
August 6.8 7 7 7 6
September 7.7 8 8 8 7
October 7.8 8 8 9 7
November 7.9 9 8 8 8
December 8.2 8 9 8 8
Average 7.3 7.6 7.8 7.4 7.1

87th highest wind speed of Brazil

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2022 2021 2020 2019
January 161° 157° 162° 153°
February 158° 149° 161° 151°
March 154° 156° 158° 149°
April 163° 177° 163° 158°
May 216° 153° 169° 143°
June 182° 184° 088° 125°
July 160° 187° 153° 183°
August 170° 152° 164° 160°
September 166° 163° 156° 162°
October 161° 152° 161° 164°
November 152° 162° 161° 159°
December 146° 160° 158° 158°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

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