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Recife weather and distances

by vickam Online Now Dec 12, 2005 at 8:23 AM

I hope to be visiting Recife in March. I have heard that it can rain a lot at this time. Is this in the form of heavy downpours or does it go on for days, is this a bad time to visit?
Also, if hiring a car is it a feasible option to drive to Maceio, I cannot find out how far it is from Recife.
Any tips for visiting this area will be very welcome.

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    RE: Recife weather and distances

    by cachaseiro Online Now Dec 12, 2005 at 8:42 AM

    recife never get's seriously wet.
    you might have downpours in the evening, but they are generally short and heavy.

    hiring a car in brazil is quite expensive because of high insurance costs.
    driving in brazil is not the safest thing either.
    the bus system works very well on the other hand.

    maceio is roughly 5 hours of driving from recife.

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  • RE: Recife weather and distances

    by henrysp Online Now Dec 12, 2005 at 6:32 PM

    March is the start of rain season for Recife, being May/June/July the peak of it.
    Distance from Recife to Maceió is 270Km (4Hrs.driving).

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