Rio de Janeiro Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

23°C / 73.4°F

The water will feel warm (balmy). Most people will be OK with just bathers / swimming costume at this temperature. If you intend to stay in the water for a while a thin shorty wetsuit will suffice.

Current weather

30°C / 86°F
(clear sky)
Partly cloudy
4 mph

The measurements for the water temperature in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Rio de Janeiro water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Rio de Janeiro average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Rio de Janeiro
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 23.5 23.3 24.3 23.9 22.2 21.3 20.5 20.7 19.7 19.3 19.8 21.3
Max °C 27.2 27.5 27.6 27.1 26.3 24.9 23.3 23.6 23 25.7 26.4 27
Min °F 75.7 75.6 77 76.3 73.6 71.8 70 70.4 68.7 69.3 70.3 72.6
Max °F 79.4 79.8 80.3 79.5 77.7 75.4 72.8 73.3 72 75.7 76.9 78.3

The warmest water temperature is in March with an average around 78.6°F / 25.9°C. The coldest month is September with an average water temperature of 70.3°F / 21.3°C.

7 day tide forecast for Rio de Janeiro

  • High 3:58am
  • Low 10:57am
  • High 5:00pm
  • Low 12:09am
  • High 4:34am
  • Low 12:01pm
  • High 5:59pm
  • Low 1:07am
  • High 5:18am
  • Low 1:05pm
  • High 6:57pm
  • Low 1:50am
  • High 6:21am
  • Low 1:53pm
  • High 7:38pm
  • Low 2:33am
  • High 7:18am
  • Low 2:45pm
  • High 8:14pm
  • Low 3:51am
  • High 8:09am
  • Low 4:26pm
  • High 8:57pm
  • Low 5:05am
  • High 9:20am
  • Low 5:32pm
  • High 10:13pm
7 day tide times for Rio de Janeiro

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.