Monthly climate in Fortaleza, Brazil

Last updated: June 28, 2022

Under the Köppen–Geiger climate classification Fortaleza features a tropical savanna climate (As). Temperatures typically range between 27 °C (80 °F) and 28 °C (82 °F) through the year, but rarely can drop to 22 °C (73 °F) or can rise to as high as 32 °C (90 °F). The average annual precipitation amounts to about 1170 mm (46.1 inches) and receives 163 rainy days on the 1 mm (0.04 inches) threshold annually. Fortaleza enjoys an average of 3884 hours of sunshine throughout the year, and daylight varies from 11 hours 54 minutes to 12 hours 19 minutes per day.

Monthly average temperatures in Fortaleza, Brazil §

The warmest months in Fortaleza are October, November and December, with daily mean temperatures ranging from 27 to 28 °C (82 - 82 °F) throughout the day. The coldest temperatures usually occur in Mart, July and August, when daily mean temperatures range from 27 to 27 °C (80 - 81 °F) throughout the day. On average each year, Fortaleza experiences 329 days above 25 °C (77.0 °F) and 0 days below 0 °C (32.0 °F).

Monthly average temperatures with daily means, minimums and maximums for period, average high and low temperatures in Fortaleza, Brazil. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Maximum 32°C
(89°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
32°C
(89°F)
32°C
(89°F)
32°C
(90°F)
31°C
(89°F)
31°C
(89°F)
32°C
(90°F)
31°C
(89°F)
Mean maximum 31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
30°C
(87°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(87°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(89°F)
31°C
(88°F)
31°C
(89°F)
31°C
(89°F)
31°C
(88°F)
Average high 29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(84°F)
29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(85°F)
29°C
(85°F)
30°C
(87°F)
30°C
(86°F)
30°C
(87°F)
30°C
(87°F)
30°C
(86°F)
Daily mean 27°C
(82°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(80°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(81°F)
27°C
(82°F)
28°C
(82°F)
28°C
(82°F)
Average low 26°C
(78°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
26°C
(78°F)
26°C
(79°F)
26°C
(79°F)
Mean minimum 24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
24°C
(76°F)
23°C
(74°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
25°C
(78°F)
25°C
(78°F)
Minimum 24°C
(75°F)
23°C
(74°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(75°F)
23°C
(74°F)
22°C
(73°F)
23°C
(73°F)
24°C
(75°F)
24°C
(76°F)
25°C
(77°F)
24°C
(76°F)

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Monthly average precipitation in Fortaleza, Brazil §

Fortaleza usually has the most precipitation in February, Mart and April, with an average of 26 rainy days and 236 mm (9.3 inches) of precipitation per month. The driest months in Fortaleza are August, September and October. On average, 9 mm (0.3 inches) of precipitation falls during these months.

Monthly average precipitation and precipitation days in Fortaleza, Brazil. Generated using Copernicus Climate Change Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Average precipitation mm (inches) 83 (3.3) 211 (8.3) 213 (8.4) 286 (11.2) 161 (6.3) 82 (3.2) 44 (1.7) 9 (0.4) 6 (0.2) 11 (0.4) 17 (0.7) 48 (1.9)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 18 24 29 27 21 13 9 3 1 2 4 12

Monthly sunshine hours in Fortaleza, Brazil §

The sunniest months in Fortaleza are August, October and November, when the sun shines an average of 11 hours 33 minutes a day. Least sunny months in Fortaleza: January, February and April receive an average of 9 hours 14 minutes of sunshine daily.

Mean monthly sunshine duration, average sunshine hours per day and mean daily daylight hours in Fortaleza, Brazil. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to January 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Mean monthly sunshine hours 268 276 313 288 323 322 339 352 345 361 350 347
Mean daily daylight hours 12h 17m 12h 12m 12h 6m 12h 0m 11h 55m 11h 54m 11h 54m 11h 58m 12h 4m 12h 10m 12h 16m 12h 19m

Solar UV radiation in Fortaleza, Brazil §

Fortaleza experiences the highest level of ultraviolet (UV) radiation in February, Mart and September, when the maximum UV index can reach values of 15 - 16, which corresponds to the Extreme category of sun exposure. May, June and July are in the Very High / Extreme exposure category. In these months, the maximum values of the UV index do not exceed 13. For more detailed information, check out our hourly Fortaleza UV Index data.

Average daily maximum UV levels by month for Fortaleza, Brazil. Generated using Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service information. Data for period from January 2017 to June 2022.
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
UV Index (month maximum) 13 16 16 14 12 10 13 14 15 15 14 14