Santos Dumont Airport

SBRJ · Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Climate Santos Dumont Airport 2020-2024

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

Calculated from historical METAR data of Santos Dumont Airport (SBRJ) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 86.0 76 78 84 95 90
February 86.0 90 80 87 76
March 87.9 96 92 94 83
April 86.0 83 83 91 88
May 81.4 83 93 80 84
June 78.1 82 71 89 81
July 79.8 85 83 81 84
August 74.3 67 75 83 89
September 75.4 82 71 79 74
October 72.9 60 80 60 76
November 78.3 84 81 81 74
December 83.2 88 91 86 70
Average 80.3 75.4 81.6 82.0 83.8 80.5

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 of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 96.8 94 92 97 99 97
February 96.3 98 96 96 91
March 97.6 100 100 99 95
April 97.8 96 98 100 99
May 94.7 96 99 95 97
June 94.4 97 92 98 96
July 94.8 97 97 93 96
August 93.4 88 95 96 98
September 94.2 99 88 99 96
October 94.3 93 98 89 96
November 95.0 96 96 97 93
December 97.2 99 98 98 96
Average 95.4 94.3 95.9 96.2 96.4 95.7

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

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

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 30.8 30 29 29 31 29
February 30.3 30 28 29 29
March 30.2 29 30 30 27
April 28.2 27 28 27 26
May 26.5 26 26 26 26
June 25.8 25 24 25 26
July 25.6 25 26 24 26
August 25.5 26 25 25 25
September 26.9 28 24 26 27
October 27.2 27 27 24 27
November 27.5 29 26 25 26
December 28.8 29 28 27 28
Average 28.0 29.4 27.3 26.7 26.6 26.9

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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 23.8 24 24 24 25 23
February 23.3 24 24 24 23
March 23.2 24 24 25 23
April 22.4 23 23 22 22
May 20.9 21 21 21 20
June 19.9 20 19 20 21
July 19.2 19 20 18 20
August 19.1 20 19 20 20
September 20.7 22 19 21 23
October 21.7 22 22 20 23
November 21.4 23 21 21 22
December 22.9 24 22 23 24
Average 21.8 23.9 22.0 21.4 21.5 21.8

67th lowest temperature of Brazil

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 6.3 10 13 10 1 8
February 5.6 2 6 5 12
March 3.8 1 2 2 8
April 4.3 9 4 3 3
May 4.8 8 4 5 6
June 4.2 1 8 4 3
July 3.7 6 2 2 6
August 8.2 13 9 5 5
September 6.7 4 17 1 5
October 8.0 12 4 14 7
November 8.0 6 8 11 3
December 6.7 5 7 10 12
Average 6.4 10.2 6.5 6.6 5.2 6.7

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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 7.8 8 7 8 8 8
February 7.4 8 8 8 7
March 7.6 8 8 8 8
April 7.1 8 8 8 7
May 6.5 7 7 7 7
June 6.1 6 6 6 6
July 6.7 7 7 7 7
August 6.8 7 7 7 7
September 7.7 8 8 8 8
October 7.9 8 8 8 9
November 8.0 9 9 8 8
December 8.3 9 8 9 8
Average 7.4 7.9 7.6 7.6 7.8 7.4

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 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 163° 156° 161° 157° 162°
February 154° 158° 149° 161°
March 153° 154° 156° 158°
April 161° 163° 177° 163°
May 167° 216° 153° 169°
June 138° 182° 184° 088°
July 166° 160° 187° 153°
August 156° 170° 152° 164°
September 165° 166° 163° 156°
October 163° 161° 152° 161°
November 164° 152° 162° 161°
December 162° 146° 160° 158°

Prevailing wind direction

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