What Is the Weather Like in Brazil?

According to Encyclopedia Britannica, the weather in Brazil varies from a humid tropical climate to a dry climate depending on the region. The Northeast region of Brazil generally has much less precipitation than other parts of the country. Depending on the weather patterns, Northeast Brazil may receive major rainstorms or experience a drought.

During the summer, the central Brazilian Highlands receive the most precipitation. Snowfall and dry climate generally cover the Highland region in the winter. According to Wikipedia, the Amazon region of Brazil generates more than 79 inches of rain per year. Though the rain forest has high precipitation, the area still experiences dry seasons ranging from three to five months in duration.

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and the largest country in South America. Portuguese is the primary language spoken in the country. The city of Sao Paulo holds the country's largest population of over 11 million residents. A major key to the economy of Brazil is tourism. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index ranked Brazil as the 3rd most attractive destination in the travel and tourism industry. The tourism in the country continues to expand, and Brazil was chosen to host the 2014 FIFA World Cup.