High and relatively regular levels of precipitation in the Amazon contrast sharply with the dryness of the semiarid Northeast, where rainfall is highly erratic and there are severe droughts in cycles averaging seven years. The Northeast is the driest part of the country. The region also constitutes the hottest part of Brazil, where during the dry season between May and November, temperatures of more than 38 °C (100.4 °F) have been recorded.
Rio Grande do Norte State’s climate is tropical with a 78% of annual relative humidity. The average temperature is 26 degrees, and it does not swing much along the year. However, it is affected by the clouds and the off-shore winds from the oceans, creating a range of temperatures around 10 degrees between day and night. On average, there are a total of 7 hours of intense sunlight.
Praia de Caraubas has a tropical savannah climate with medium /high temperatures during the year. The temperature is not extreme thanks to the continuous wind across all seasons. A key fact is that Rio Grande do Norte is becoming the centre of excellence of the eolic energy.
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In the region the year cannot be distinguished by seasons, it is distinguised only by rainy and dry seasons. The rainy season is intense between April and June, where each month has an average of 21 rainy days. October and November are considered the driest months in Natal
The North-East of Brazil it is located in the region affected by the well known “Trade Winds”, that blow in the south hemisphere from east to west. Historically, the trade winds were used by the sailing boat’s captains to sail across the Atlantic ocean over centuries. This fact assisted the American Colonisation. The name of trade used to categorise this type of winds does not come from commerce, but from steady /consistent.
The annual average wind speed is around 20 knots per hour, perfect for kite surf lovers!