Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil? If you're planning to go to Natal, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Based on the climate and weather in Natal, the best time to go is October. See below for details.

Important essentials for Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Natal, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

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What to wear/what to pack for Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you are traveling to Natal in January, you will notice that it can be very hot. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

February

If you vacation in Natal during February, you might find that it can be sweltering. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (mid 20s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

March

March in Natal can be sweltering. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) to high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

April

In April, Natal can be very hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Natal, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

May

In May, Natal is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 70s F (low 20s C). This is also a rainy time for Natal, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

June

If you are traveling to Natal in June, you will notice that it is hot and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

July

July in this region is extremely warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

August

August for Natal is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

September

September for Natal is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

October

If you visit Natal during October, you will probably find that it is really hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

November

If you visit Natal during November, you will probably find that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

December

If you go to Natal in December, you will notice that it is consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you are going to see the must-see Igreja de Santo Antônio, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Parque das Dunas, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

Activities for Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Natal.

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