Average Weather in Recife Brazil
In Recife, the temperature typically varies from 73°F to 89°F over the course of the year, and is rarely below 70°F or above 93°F.
The hot season lasts for 4.7 months, from November 26 to April 16, with an average daily high temperature above 88°F. The hottest day of the year is February 24, with an average high of 89°F and low of 79°F.
The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from June 15 to September 8, with an average daily high temperature below 84°F. The coldest day of the year is July 31, with an average low of 73°F and high of 83°F.
Average High and Low Temperature
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
The length of the day in Recife does not vary substantially over the course of the year, staying within 35 minutes of 12 hours throughout. In 2017, the shortest day is June 21, with 11 hours, 39 minutes of daylight; the longest day is December 21, with 12 hours, 36 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight
The earliest sunrise is at 4:49 AM on November 15, and the latest sunrise is 45 minutes later at 5:34 AM on July 14. The earliest sunset is at 5:07 PM on May 25, and the latest sunset is 39 minutes later at 5:46 PM on January 28.
Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Recife during 2017.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight
In Recife, 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 Recife begins around May 28 and lasts for 4.7 months, ending around October 18. On July 12, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.
The cloudier part of the year begins around October 18 and lasts for 7.3 months, ending around May 28. On April 22, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 60% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 40% of the time.
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Recife varies very significantly throughout the year.
The wetter season lasts 5.3 months, from March 13 to August 21, with a greater than 36% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 65% on June 25.
The drier season lasts 6.7 months, from August 21 to March 13. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on October 28.
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 65% on June 25.
Daily Chance of Precipitation
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 in the year. Recife experiences very significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.
The rainy period of the year lasts for 11 months, from November 22 to October 24, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 18, with an average total accumulation of 8.5 inches.
The rainless period of the year lasts for 4.1 weeks, from October 24 to November 22. The least rain falls around November 7, with and average total accumulation of 0.4 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall
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 perceived humidity level in Recife, as measured by the percentage of time in which the humidity comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable, does not vary significantly over the course of the year, staying within 2% of 98% throughout.
Humidity Comfort Levels
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 Recife experiences mildly seasonal variation over the course of the year.
The windier part of the year lasts for 7.4 months, from May 28 to January 9, with average wind speeds of more than 6.2 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is August 7, with an average hourly wind speed of 6.9 miles per hour.
The calmer time of year lasts for 4.6 months, from January 9 to May 28. The calmest day of the year is March 28, with an average hourly wind speed of 5.5 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed
The predominant average hourly wind direction in Recife is from the east throughout the year.
Recife 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 31 to May 15, with an average temperature above 83°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is March 29, with an average temperature of 83°F.
The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.2 months, from July 8 to October 15, with an average temperature below 80°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is August 12, with an average temperature of 79°F.
Average Water Temperature
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 3.6 months, from September 20 to January 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 7.0 kWh. The brightest day of the year is October 31, with an average of 7.4 kWh.
The darker period of the year lasts for 2.7 months, from May 6 to July 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.7 kWh. The darkest day of the year is June 24, with an average of 5.3 kWh.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Recife are -8.054 deg latitude, -34.881 deg longitude, and 20 ft elevation (map ).
The topography within 2 miles of Recife contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 121 feet, and an average elevation above sea level of 20 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (525 feet). Within 50 miles contains large variations in elevation (2,753 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Recife is covered by artificial surfaces (75%) and water (22%), within 10 miles by water (51%) and artificial surfaces (19%), and within 50 miles by water (59%) and cropland (13%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Recife, 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 Recife.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Recife 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 Recife is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Recife and a given station.
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 .