WHEN TO GO
Famous for its low humidity, red dust, twisted trees and an amazing sunset, the capital of Brazil has a long period of drought. During the rainy season storms are intense and it is not uncommon the streets become flooded.
The climate is an important factor in choosing the best time to visit Brasilia, since the city has two very distinct seasons: dry and wet.
Signs of drought arrival begin in May, when the rains decrease and ipês-roxos (trees) announce their arrival. The still green grass, the flowery town and the weather with mild temperatures make this the ideal period for the visitors.
In July, the lack of rain is already well noticeable. Tourists unaccustomed to the low humidity, suffer a bit. Dry skin, chapped lips and dizziness are commonly experienced by visitors. However, the dust hanging in the air provides one of the most beautiful city shows: the sunset. He gained great tones ranging from yellow and purple. The good thing is that every day it will be spectacular!
The height of the dry season takes place in September, announced by the ipês-amarelos (trees), which bloom in full force. The increase in the number of fires makes the city be taken by the haze. It is the most difficult time for tourists and Brasilia, who dream of the arrival of the water. The weather is as a Desert – heat during the day and cold at night – until the arrival of the rains in October.
The sleeping green emerges strongly with the orange of flamboyants tree. Storms become more frequent between November and February. The period is the least indicated to visit the city, as many attractions are outdoors. In March the rains begin to decline and Brasilia prepares for a dry spell.