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Spring Weather in São Luís Brazil

Daily high temperatures are around 90°F, rarely falling below 87°F or exceeding 92°F.

Daily low temperatures are around 78°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 81°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 79°F on November 27.

For reference, on October 22, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in São Luís typically range from 79°F to 90°F, while on April 4, the coldest day of the year, they range from 77°F to 87°F.

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in São Luís

Average High and Low Temperature in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov74°F74°F76°F76°F78°F78°F80°F80°F82°F82°F84°F84°F86°F86°F88°F88°F90°F90°F92°F92°F94°F94°F96°F96°F98°F98°F100°F100°FWinterSummerSep 189°FSep 189°F78°F78°FNov 3090°FNov 3090°F79°F79°FOct 190°FOct 190°F78°F78°FNov 190°FNov 190°F79°F79°FNowNow
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average spring temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in São Luís

Average Hourly Temperature in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov12 AM12 AM2 AM2 AM4 AM4 AM6 AM6 AM8 AM8 AM10 AM10 AM12 PM12 PM2 PM2 PM4 PM4 PM6 PM6 PM8 PM8 PM10 PM10 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerNowNowwarmwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Kampung Kok, Malaysia (9,953 miles away) and Singapore (10,247 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to São Luís (view comparison).

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The spring in São Luís experiences very rapidly increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 35% to 64%.

The clearest day of the spring is September 2, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 65% of the time.

For reference, on April 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85%, while on August 11, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 68%.

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in São Luís

Cloud Cover Categories in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummerSep 165%Sep 165%Nov 3036%Nov 3036%Oct 154%Oct 154%Nov 141%Nov 141%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In São Luís, the chance of a wet day over the course of the spring is essentially constant, remaining around 6% throughout.

For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 86% on April 7, and its lowest chance is 4% on October 31.

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in São Luís

Probability of Precipitation in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0%0%5%5%10%10%15%15%20%20%25%25%30%30%35%35%40%40%WinterSummerOct 134%Oct 134%Sep 17%Sep 17%Nov 308%Nov 308%Oct 16%Oct 16%Nov 15%Nov 15%NowNowrain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the season and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.

The average sliding 31-day rainfall during the spring in São Luís is essentially constant, remaining about 0.5 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 1.9 inches.

The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.3 inches on November 12.

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in São Luís

Average Monthly Rainfall in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 in10 in10 inWinterSummerNov 120.3 inNov 120.3 inSep 10.5 inSep 10.5 inNov 300.7 inNov 300.7 inOct 10.5 inOct 10.5 in
The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average snowfall.

Over the course of the spring in São Luís, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the spring is September 1, with 12 hours, 4 minutes of daylight and the longest day is November 30, with 12 hours, 15 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in São Luís

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hrWinterSummerSep 2212 hr, 6 minSep 2212 hr, 6 mindaydaydaydaynightSep 112 hr, 4 minSep 112 hr, 4 minNov 3012 hr, 15 minNov 3012 hr, 15 minNov 112 hr, 12 minNov 112 hr, 12 min
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The latest sunrise of the spring in São Luís is 5:55 AM on September 1 and the earliest sunrise is 21 minutes earlier at 5:34 AM on November 7.

The latest sunset is 5:58 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 12 minutes earlier at 5:46 PM on October 28.

Daylight saving time is not observed in São Luís during 2021.

For reference, on December 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:47 AM and sets 12 hours, 16 minutes later, at 6:03 PM, while on June 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 5:59 AM and sets 11 hours, 59 minutes later, at 5:58 PM.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in São Luís

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMWinterSummer5:34 AM5:34 AMNov 75:47 PMNov 75:47 PM5:55 AM5:55 AMSep 15:58 PMSep 15:58 PM5:38 AM5:38 AMNov 305:53 PMNov 305:53 PM5:42 AM5:42 AMOct 15:50 PMOct 15:50 PMSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day in the spring. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for the spring of 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in São Luís

Moon Rise, Set & Phases in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMWinterSummerAug 810:51 AMAug 810:51 AMAug 229:03 AMAug 229:03 AMSep 69:52 PMSep 69:52 PMSep 208:55 PMSep 208:55 PMOct 68:06 AMOct 68:06 AMOct 2011:57 AMOct 2011:57 AMNov 46:15 PMNov 46:15 PMNov 195:58 AMNov 195:58 AMDec 44:44 AMDec 44:44 AMDec 191:36 AMDec 191:36 AM6:02 AM6:02 AM5:31 PM5:31 PM6:04 AM6:04 AM5:33 AM5:33 AM5:53 PM5:53 PM5:51 PM5:51 PM6:14 AM6:14 AM6:12 PM6:12 PM5:58 PM5:58 PM6:15 AM6:15 AM5:44 PM5:44 PM5:23 PM5:23 PM5:38 AM5:38 AM5:45 AM5:45 AM6:26 PM6:26 PM5:42 PM5:42 PM5:57 AM5:57 AMNowNow
The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.

The chance that a given day will be muggy in São Luís is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 99% throughout.

For reference, on February 21, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on August 28, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 99% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in São Luís

Humidity Comfort Levels in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%WinterSummerSep 199%Sep 199%Nov 30100%Nov 30100%Oct 199%Oct 199%Nov 1100%Nov 1100%NowNowmiserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggy
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.

The average hourly wind speed in São Luís is gradually increasing during the spring, increasing from 6.3 miles per hour to 7.0 miles per hour over the course of the season.

For reference, on October 25, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.2 miles per hour, while on May 4, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.3 miles per hour.

The highest daily average wind speed during the spring is 7.2 miles per hour on October 25.

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in São Luís

Average Wind Speed in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0 mph0 mph1 mph1 mph2 mph2 mph3 mph3 mph4 mph4 mph5 mph5 mph6 mph6 mph7 mph7 mph8 mph8 mphWinterSummerOct 257.2 mphOct 257.2 mphSep 16.3 mphSep 16.3 mphNov 307.0 mphNov 307.0 mphOct 17.0 mphOct 17.0 mphNowNow
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The hourly average wind direction in São Luís throughout the spring is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 75% on September 1.

Wind Direction in the Spring in São Luís

Wind Direction in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%WinterSummerNowNoweast
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The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

São Luís is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.

The average surface water temperature in São Luís is essentially constant during the spring, remaining around 81°F throughout.

The lowest average surface water temperature during the spring is 81°F on October 4.

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in São Luís

Average Water Temperature in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov79.5°F79.5°F80.0°F80.0°F80.5°F80.5°F81.0°F81.0°F81.5°F81.5°F82.0°F82.0°F82.5°F82.5°F83.0°F83.0°F83.5°F83.5°FWinterSummerOct 481°FOct 481°FSep 181°FSep 181°FNov 3082°FNov 3082°FNov 181°FNov 181°FNowNow
The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).

Temperatures in São Luís are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in São Luís

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%WinterSummer100%Oct 16100%Oct 16NowNowwarmhot
frigid 15°F freezing 32°F very cold 45°F cold 55°F cool 65°F comfortable 75°F warm 85°F hot 95°F sweltering
The percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. The black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.

The average accumulated growing degree days in São Luís are very rapidly increasing during the spring, increasing by 2,898°F, from 1,940°F to 4,838°F, over the course of the season.

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in São Luís

Growing Degree Days in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov2,000°F2,000°F2,500°F2,500°F3,000°F3,000°F3,500°F3,500°F4,000°F4,000°F4,500°F4,500°FWinterSummerSep 11,940°FSep 11,940°FNov 304,838°FNov 304,838°FOct 12,898°FOct 12,898°FNov 13,895°FNov 13,895°FNowNow
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the spring, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.

The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in São Luís is essentially constant during the spring, remaining within 0.2 kWh of 6.5 kWh throughout.

The highest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during the spring is 6.8 kWh on October 10.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in São Luís

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in the Spring in São LuísSepOctNov0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhWinterSummerOct 106.8 kWhOct 106.8 kWhSep 16.5 kWhSep 16.5 kWhNov 306.3 kWhNov 306.3 kWhNov 16.6 kWhNov 16.6 kWhNowNow
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of São Luís are -2.530 deg latitude, -44.303 deg longitude, and 95 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of São Luís contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 151 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 25 feet. Within 10 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (243 feet). Within 50 miles also contains only modest variations in elevation (440 feet).

The area within 2 miles of São Luís is covered by artificial surfaces (45%), water (35%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (69%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and trees (17%).

This report illustrates the typical weather in São Luís, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.

Temperature and Dew Point

There is only a single weather station, Marechal Cunha Machado International Airport, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of São Luís.

At a distance of 10 kilometers from São Luís, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and São Luís according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , by Jean Meeus.

All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.

Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .

Time zones for airports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .

Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.

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