05 Aug

  • By Amanda Ennes
  • In Brazil
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When we think about the climate in Brazil, we surely picture tropical weather, sunny days, and high temperatures. Well, we are not wrong. Among the hottest cities in Brazil, the average annual temperatures range around 26°C and 28°C.

Statistics also show the records of highest temperatures ever recorded in the country are mostly located in the Central-West Region. The states of Mato Grosso, Mato Grosso do Sul, and Goiás can get as hot as they can be. However, the North and Northeast regions of Brazil have higher average annual temperatures. 

So, if you love hot weather and the feeling of heat in your skin, we have narrow this list down to the 10 hottest capital cities in Brazil. That way, you can check a few ideas for your next summer vacation in Brazil.

Highest Temperature Ever

Brazil beat the record of the highest temperature ever recorded recently. In November 2020, the country officially registered the mark of 44.8°C in the city of Nova Maringá, in the state of Mato Grosso, Central-West Region. Before that, the highest temperature recorded was 44.7°C em in Bom Jesus, Piauí. 

Other cities included in the ranking of highest temperatures in Brazil are Orleans in Santa Catarina, Águas Claras in Mato Grosso do Sul, Aragarças in Goiás, and Petrolina in Pernambuco.

Hottest Capital Cities in Brazil

10. Belém

belemBelém is the capital of the state of Pará, in the North region of Brazil. It is the 11th most populous city in the country and the first European colony on the Amazon.

Belém has valuable importance for the culture of Brazil. It is home to traditional festivities, including Círio de Nazaré, the largest religious event in the country.

Among the famous tourist attraction in Belém are Ver-o-Peso Market, Estação das Docas, and Theatro da Paz.

It rains very often in Belém, due to the typically equatorial climate. The average annual temperature ranges around 25,9C.

9. Natal

beaches in brazilNatal has a typical tropical climate, with warm to hot temperatures and high humidity all year long. Its average temperature ranges around 26°C. Natal is also called the City of the Sun because it is sunny almost all year long.

Its most popular beach, Praia de Ponta Negra, became one of the most famous beaches in Brazil. Ponta Negra offers exciting nightlife full of restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. Morro do Careca, a large dune in Natal is the main symbol of the Ponta Negra Beach.

Moreover, the historic center, the Forte dos Reis Magos, and the buggy tours are popular attractions of Natal. The city is the capital of Rio Grande do Norte, in the Northeast of Brazil.

8. Aracaju

summer brazilAracaju is the capital of Sergipe, in the Northeast region. It is a famous beach destination for low-cost tourism in Brazil.

With a hot and humid climate, Aracaju is among the hottest capital cities in Brazil, with an average annual temperature of 26°C.

Orla de Atalaia is the main attraction of the city. It is a promenade that includes restaurants, hotels, walk paths, skate ramps, a tennis club, and much more. 

7. São Luís

temperatura mais alta do brasilThe average temperature of São Luís is 26.1°C. The city has a short dry season from August to November and the humid, rainy wet season dominates the majority of the year.

São Luís is a city full of culture. In fact, the Bumba Meu Boi festival is a huge tradition in the city since the 18th century. It is so important that UNESCO has declared it an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2019. Similarly, UNESCO has also listed São Luís’ historical center as a World Heritage Site because of its more than 3,000 colonial-style buildings.

As the capital of the state of Maranhão, São Luís is also the hometown of famous Brazilian singers, such as Alcione and Pabllo Vittar.

Watch teacher Josie’s video about Bahia, Paraíba, and Maranhão and learn more about São Luís.

6. João Pessoa

hottest cities in brazilJoão Pessoa is a port city and capital of the state of Paraíba. UNESCO listed it as a Creative City in 2017, mostly due to the large activity of artisan workshops and craftsmanship in the city.

João Pessoa is among the hottest cities in Brazil, with an average temperature ranging around 26.1°C. However, in 1969, the city reached its highest ever temperature of 34.8°C.

Great places to visit in João Pessoa includes Tambaú Beach, Seixas Natural Pools, Barra do Gramame, and the historic center.

5. Macapá

ciudades más calientes de brasilMacapá is the capital of Amapá, in the North region of Brazil. Its average temperature is 26.6°C. The Macapá region has large traits of tropical rainforest and experiences relatively high rainfall.

One of the most popular attractions in Macapá is the Milton Corrêa stadium. Its midfield line lies exactly on the Equator, with latitude zero.

4. Fortaleza

cidades mais quentes do brasilFortaleza is among the most visited places in Brazil. The city attracts tourists because of its fishing villages, quiet beaches, coastal lifestyle, and exciting nightlife. 

If you go to Fortaleza, you must visit Iracema Beach, Praia do Futuro, Mercado Central de Fortaleza, and the fishing market.

The city has a typical tropical climate, with high temperatures and high humidity throughout the year. Just like Macapá, the average temperature in Fortaleza is 26.6°C.

3. Manaus

hottest capital cities in brazilManaus is located in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, with average temperatures of 26.7°C, reaching up to 38.3°C during summer. 

The capital city of the Amazonas state is the seventh-largest city in Brazil, with a population of over 2 million people. It is situated near the confluence of the Negro and Solimões rivers, an astonishing natural phenomenon in the Amazon region.

Manaus is a tourist destination, with many great attractions, such as the Amazon Theatre, Mercado Adolpho Lisboa, the Ponta Negra Cultural, Sport and Leisure Park, and much more.

2. Teresina

capitales más calientes de brasilTeresina is the capital of Piauí, a state known for its archaeological sites and the largest concentration of rock paintings in the world.

The average temperature of Teresina is 27.1°C. The city presents a semi-humid tropical climate, with dry winters and rainy summers.

Even though Teresina is not a coastal city, it is home to beautiful freshwater beaches, parks, and great museums. Because of its many tree-lined streets, Teresina is also called The Green City.

1. Boa Vista

capitais mais quentes do brasilBased on its average annual temperatures, the city of Boa Vista is the hottest capital city of Brazil. It is located in Roraima, a landlocked state in the North region. The city usually has dry winters and rainy summers and its average temperature is 27.4°. 

It stands out among the other capitals of the North region of Brazil as a modern planned city, with influences of European architecture.

Among the famous places to visit in Boa Vista is Orla Taumanan, a big pier on the banks of the Rio Branco River.


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  • Leandro Wednesday September 8th, 2021 at 09:19 PM

    A pessoa que fez essa pesquisa de 2 uma, tem uma preguiça mostruosa para pesquisar ou falta intelecto, pois não ter Cuiabá a capital mais quente do Brasil está até na música da banda Skank.


    • Amanda Ennes Thursday September 9th, 2021 at 10:19 AM

      Olá Leandro, você pesquisou em dados científicos ou só pela música? A partir de dados científicos que monitoram a temperatura das capitais durante todo ano e calculam a temperatura média durante 365 dias, Cuiabá não está entre as 10 capitais mais quentes. Na verdade, a temperatura média de Cuiabá segundo dados científicos é de 25,6 ºC, que é menor do que Belém, que está em 10º lugar com 25,9 ºC.


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