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Average Weather in Seropédica Brazil

In Seropédica, the summers are short, hot, oppressive, wet, and overcast and the winters are comfortable and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 93°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 101°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Seropédica for warm-weather activities is from early May to mid September.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.3 months, from January 1 to March 11, with an average daily high temperature above 90°F. The hottest day of the year is February 13, with an average high of 93°F and low of 73°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.1 months, from May 12 to August 17, with an average daily high temperature below 83°F. The coldest day of the year is July 21, with an average low of 61°F and high of 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in SeropédicahotcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJul 2181°FJul 2181°FFeb 1393°FFeb 1393°F61°F61°F73°F73°FJan 190°FJan 190°FMay 1283°FMay 1283°F73°F73°F65°F65°F62°F62°FLowHigh
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 entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in SeropédicaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcomfortablecomfortablewarmwarmhothotwarm
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.

Cruces, Cuba (3,973 miles away) and Morogoro, Tanzania (5,494 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Seropédica (view comparison).

Clouds

In Seropédica, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Seropédica begins around April 4 and lasts for 6.3 months, ending around October 13. On August 28, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 74% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 26% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around October 13 and lasts for 5.7 months, ending around April 4. On January 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 73% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 27% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in SeropédicaclearercloudiercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Aug 2874%Aug 2874%Jan 1427%Jan 1427%Apr 450%Apr 450%Oct 1351%Oct 1351%clearmostly clearpartly cloudyovercastmostly cloudy
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.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Seropédica varies very significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from October 24 to April 4, with a greater than 41% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 67% on January 5.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from April 4 to October 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 14% on July 2.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 67% on January 5.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in SeropédicawetwetdryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 567%Jan 567%Jul 214%Jul 214%Jan 167%Jan 167%Oct 2441%Oct 2441%Apr 441%Apr 441%rain
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 months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Seropédica experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Seropédica. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around January 1, with an average total accumulation of 8.0 inches.

The least rain falls around August 6, with an average total accumulation of 1.0 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in SeropédicaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in2 in4 in6 in8 in10 in12 in14 inJan 18.0 inJan 18.0 inAug 61.0 inAug 61.0 inJan 18.0 inJan 18.0 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 liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Seropédica varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is June 21, with 10 hours, 44 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 13 hours, 32 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 earliest sunrise is at 5:18 AM on October 20, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 26 minutes later at 6:44 AM on February 17. The earliest sunset is at 5:17 PM on June 7, and the latest sunset is 2 hours, 28 minutes later at 7:45 PM on January 14.

Daylight saving time (DST) is observed in Seropédica during 2018, starting in the spring on October 21 and ending in the fall on February 17.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight and Daylight Saving Time in SeropédicaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMOct 205:18 AMOct 205:18 AM7:45 PMJan 147:45 PMJan 14Jun 75:17 PMJun 75:17 PM6:44 AMFeb 176:44 AMFeb 17DSTFeb 17DSTFeb 17Oct 21DSTOct 21DSTdaynightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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 transitions to and from daylight saving time are indicated by the 'DST' labels.

Humidity

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.

Seropédica experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.3 months, from September 20 to May 30, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 35% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is March 1, with muggy conditions 97% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is July 23, with muggy conditions 15% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in SeropédicamuggymuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jul 2315%Jul 2315%97%Mar 197%Mar 1Sep 2035%Sep 2035%May 3035%May 3035%miserablemiserableoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortabledrydry
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.

Wind

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 Seropédica experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from July 13 to November 30, with average wind speeds of more than 5.8 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is September 15, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.7 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 7.5 months, from November 30 to July 13. The calmest day of the year is March 17, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.9 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in SeropédicawindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 mph1 mph2 mph3 mph4 mph5 mph6 mph7 mph8 mph9 mph10 mphSep 156.7 mphSep 156.7 mphMar 174.9 mphMar 174.9 mphJul 135.8 mphJul 135.8 mphNov 305.8 mphNov 305.8 mph
The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Seropédica varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 2.4 months, from March 1 to May 14, with a peak percentage of 36% on March 30. The wind is most often from the north for 3.5 months, from May 14 to August 31 and for 2.3 months, from December 23 to March 1, with a peak percentage of 41% on June 19. The wind is most often from the south for 3.7 months, from August 31 to December 23, with a peak percentage of 39% on October 9.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in SeropédicaNENSJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%southeastnorthwest
northeastsouthwest
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).

Water Temperature

Seropédica 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 water temperature experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 3.5 months, from January 4 to April 21, with an average temperature above 77°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is February 24, with an average temperature of 78°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 4.0 months, from June 27 to October 28, with an average temperature below 72°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 8, with an average temperature of 70°F.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Seropédica throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Seropédica for general outdoor tourist activities is from early May to mid September, with a peak score in the first week of August.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Seropédicabest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.37.33.03.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best times of year to visit Seropédica for hot-weather activities are from early April to early June and from early August to late September, with a peak score in the last week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Seropédicabest timebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468106.46.44.04.06.16.15.35.3precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Seropédica 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in SeropédicaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coolcomfortablewarmhotsweltering
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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in SeropédicaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°F8,000°F9,000°FJul 690°FJul 690°FAug 16900°FAug 16900°FSep 261,800°FSep 261,800°FJun 309,036°FJun 309,036°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 4.5 months, from October 6 to February 20, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 5.9 kWh. The brightest day of the year is November 23, with an average of 6.3 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.6 months, from May 10 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 4.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 27, with an average of 3.9 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in SeropédicabrightbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWh9 kWhNov 236.3 kWhNov 236.3 kWhJun 273.9 kWhJun 273.9 kWhOct 65.9 kWhOct 65.9 kWhFeb 205.9 kWhFeb 205.9 kWhMay 104.4 kWhMay 104.4 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Seropédica are -22.744 deg latitude, -43.708 deg longitude, and 115 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Seropédica contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 377 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 133 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (2,999 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (7,434 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Seropédica is covered by shrubs (30%), trees (29%), cropland (24%), and grassland (17%), within 10 miles by trees (35%) and cropland (26%), and within 50 miles by water (40%) and trees (30%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Seropédica, 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 are 2 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Seropédica.

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

The estimated value at Seropédica is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Seropédica and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Bartolomeu de Gusmão Airport (historical) (69%, 21 kilometers, south) and Base Aérea do Campo dos Afonsos (31%, 36 kilometers, southeast).

Other Data

All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , 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 aiports 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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.