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Rio de Janeiro weather 6-13th March

Rio de Janeiro weather 6-13th March

Old Mar 4, 15, 4:56 am
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Rio de Janeiro weather 6-13th March

Hi all,

Will be travelling to rio next week, and looking at the forecasts, most days are cloudy with thunderstorms and rain.

What I wanted to know is, does it rain all throughout the day, or is it like florida where it's sunny most the day, and a brief period of rain/thunderstorm which clears up quickly? Also, how accurate are these forecasts anyhow?
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Old Mar 4, 15, 7:56 am
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Tom Jobim even wrote a song about the rain in March called "Aguas de Marco"
which goes:
"It's the waters of March closing summer
It's the promise of life in your heart"
so yes, expect rain and overcast and not great beach weather, but enough non-rain time to see sights, although maybe not the clearest views from the heights (the Cristo, Sugarloaf).
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Old Mar 5, 15, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by chuci View Post
Also, how accurate are these forecasts anyhow?
Not very, seems to me this past summer. Forecast rain and thunderstorms have not materialized, has been hot and dry. Supposed to be rain off and on over the days you are here but who knows.
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Old Mar 7, 15, 10:27 am
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In Florida, sometimes it rains and the sun shines several times a day, but this is due to it being a strip of land between two large bodies of water (Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean). In this configuration sometimes the winds bring and clear thunderstorms and rain several times a day.

In Rio the geography is different: the city is surrounded by mountains, which make it difficult to the clouds to move both in and out of the region. So, rains (as well as sunshine) tend to be longer than in Florida.

As for weather prediction, usually the Weather Channel predictions are as spot on as in other places. Just keep in the mind that, as VidaNaPraia (and Tom Jobim before her) March is usually rainy season here.
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