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what's the weather usually like (at the end of March, beginings of April)?

by rozavanturilor Online Now Apr 9, 2008 at 2:31 AM

Hi VTs

I was thinking about visiting Fernando de Noronha at the end of March, begining of April next year, so one ofmy main concerns was the weather. I checked the current weather on the usual website, like weather.com, and it's not looking good.

I also looked for comments on the local weather and found the following info. Here (noronha.com.br/english/envir... they say that:

"The climate is tropical, with two well defined seasons: the rainy season from January to August, and the dry season for the rest of the year. The heaviest rains occur between March and July, sometimes reaching almost 8 inches in 24 hours in March and April. October is the dryest month, when rainfall will not be greater than 0.36 inch in a 24 hour period. The average temperature is 77° F, with a variation of only 7.4°. The hottest months are January, February and March. The relative humidity varies little from 81.5 % due to the islands characteristics. Average annual sunshine is 3.215 hours per day, with a maximum in November and a minimum in April."

Here (discoverbrazil.com/destinati... they say that:

"The island can be visited any time of the year. Temperatures are always warm and mild (26°C or 79°F), with a gentle breeze. The climate is tropical, with two well defined seasons: the rainy season from January to August, and the dry season for the rest of the year.
The heaviest rains occur between March and July, sometimes reaching almost 20.3 cm (8 inches) in 24 hours in March and April. During this season the island is green and at its most beautiful and the temperature slightly cooler. October is the driest month, when rainfall will not be greater than 0.91cm (0.36 inch) in a 24 hour period. The average temperature is 25° C (77° F), with a variation of only a few degrees.
The hottest months are January, February and March. The relative humidity varies little from 81.5 % due to the islands characteristics. Average annual sunshine is 3.215 hours per day, with a maximum in November and a minimum in April. Best times for Surfing From December to February/March the waves are perfect for surfing.
Best times for Diving and Snorkeling August through December are the best months for diving and snorkeling in the Mar de Dentro (Atlantic north coast of island, facing the mainland, where the bays are more protected). Between January and March the Mar de Fora (south coast of island) is calm and excellent for diving and snorkeling."

I'm sure there are many other such comments, so my only questions are: is it really a bad ideea to visit Fernando at the end of March, beginings of April (i.e. what looks to be the hight of the rainy season) and try to do some diving? Would it be a much better ideea to visit the island in August, September, October?

Any comments/suggestions you may have will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

RV

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    Re: what's the weather usually like (at the end of March, beginings of April)?

    by ricky52 Online Now Apr 9, 2008 at 3:25 AM

    Trying to predict the weather can be difficult because of local on the day variations.
    This information should be used as a guide only.
    Here is the average weather for Fernando De Noronha for this time of year.
    Enjoy your holiday.

    March
    High 85f / 30c
    Low 76f / 25c
    Rain 10.38in / 263.6mm
    Cloud (out of 8) 4.8
    Sun % 26

    April
    High 85f / 30c
    Low 76f / 24c
    Rain 11.43in / 290.3mm
    Cloud (out of 8) 4.8
    Sun % 33

    It looks like it will be warm but with quite a bit of rain.

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  • Re: what's the weather usually like (at the end of March, beginings of April)?

    by cassiovieggore Online Now Apr 9, 2008 at 5:50 AM

    Fernando de Noronha is a brazilian marine park. It's managed by Pernambuco state. You may not find rivers in Fernando de Noronha, so water and eletricity
    are limited there. But they use technology in providing some well-beeing to tourists. There are regular boats to Fernando de Noronha in order to carry some food, water to drink, and spare parts.
    You may go to the island by plane taking of in Recife or Natal. The best hotels
    in the islands are Pousada Solar dos Ventos (081) 619-1347; Fax (081) 619-1253
    and Pousada do Vale Fax:(081)619-1293.
    The Tourism Department on island is at (081) 619-1352 phone. If you want diving or snorkeling call up to Atlantis (081) 610-1371. The better places to dive/snork are: Praia do Boldró, Mirante (near Praia do Sancho),Pontas das Caracas,Ponta da Atalaia. You may surf as well and the better places are: Praia do Meio, Praia da Conceição, Cacimba do Padre, Praia do Boldró. The sea around the island presents many colourfull fishes, and, the marines turtles go to sand beaches to spawn.
    Rent boats: Search it at Porto de Santo Antonio
    Hospital: Phone 619-1344; São Lucas
    Rent (jeeps, buggy, motorcycle): Ceará--> 619-1322
    Taxi: 619-1314

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