1. Brasilia: weather and clothing




Brasilia is the capital city of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the seat of government of the Federal District. It is listed as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO for being a planned city, with a great architectonical heritage. According to the census of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) in 2010, Brasilia had a population of 2,562,963, making it the fourth most populous city in Brazil. It is located on the central region of Brazil, with an elevation rising from 1,000 to 1,200 meters above sea level, along a plateau known as Planalto Central, which is a gently undulating plain. The typical vegetation is the “cerrado” (savannah), and there are large wooded areas with grass and flowers.


Brasilia has a tropical highland climate, with a clammy and rainy summer (since December to February) and a dry and relatively cold winter (since May to July). In July, the Congress month, the typical climate is dry and cold. The maximum temperatures usually vary from 13°C to 24°C, and the minimum temperatures from 8°C to 18°C. It is worth mentioning that the felt air temperature during the day is not so cold, but at night is cold, without strong winds. The variations are due to the dryness in the region. In order to mitigate the effects of the dry climate, it is suggested to drink a lot of water and to use moisturizer. For your comfort, you should always carry some warm clothes, mainly at night, because the temperature in Brasilia varies, depending on the part of the day.


Clothing in Brasilia is very varied. However, as we are not in a region of beaches, the people prefer a more formal way compared to the Brazilian coastal cities. To visit public entities, such as the Chamber of Deputies and the Federal Senate, it is not allowed to enter wearing Bermuda shorts and flip flop. Therefore, you should carry clothes that make you feel good, but that you can wear to visit these places. For more information about the climate in Brasilia, access