Annual Precipitation Averages for South American Cities





The tables below give yearly averages for rainfall, plus any snowfall, at major cities throughout South America. Each place has a total for how much precipitation it usually gets a year and most have data on the number of days with wet weather.

Included in this group are South America's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The cities are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Asunción to Cochabamba or Córdoba to Montevideo or Natal to Vitíria.

The annual amounts of precipitation are averages of historical climate measurements made over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Average yearly precipitation
Days City Inches Milli­metres
83 Asunción, Paraguay 55.2 1401
116 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 23.9 608
55 Barranquilla, Colombia 29.5 750
221 Belém, Brazil 115.0 2922
93 Belo Horizonte, Brazil 57.6 1464
175 Bogotá, Colombia 35.5 902
111 Brasília, Brazil 60.7 1541
180 Bucaramanga, Colombia 50.0 1270
Buenos Aires, Argentina 45.1 1146
164 Cali, Colombia 58.4 1483
97 Campinas, Brazil 53.4 1358
142 Caracas, Venezuela 35.9 913
78 Cartagena, Colombia 35.6 903
185 Cayenne, French Guiana 110.9 2816
88 Cochabamba, Bolivia 17.5 444
Annual rainfall averages
Days City Inches Milli­metres
Córdoba, Argentina 30.3 771
116 Curitiba, Brazil 58.4 1483
132 Fortaleza, Brazil 63.3 1608
174 Georgetown, Guyana 89.1 2263
116 Goiânia, Brazil 61.9 1571
117 Guayaquil, Ecuador 50.1 1273
149 Joao Pessoa, Brazil 84.5 2145
128 La Paz - El Alto, Bolivia 24.4 619
Lima, Peru 0.5 13
185 Maceió, Brazil 81.5 2071
160 Manaus, Brazil 90.8 2307
77 Maracaibo, Venezuela 22.9 580
115 Maracay, Venezuela 36.4 926
227 Medellín, Colombia 69.0 1752
Mendoza, Argentina 9.1 231
103 Montevideo, Uruguay 43.4 1101
Average amount of rain a year
Days City Inches Milli­metres
126 Natal, Brazil 57.7 1465
Paramaribo, Suriname 81.7 2076
101 Porto Alegre, Brazil 52.0 1320
168 Quito, Ecuador 43.2 1098
171 Recife, Brazil 95.2 2418
93 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 42.1 1069
Rosario, Argentina 39.1 994
173 Salvador, Brazil 84.4 2144
121 Santa Cruz, Bolivia 57.9 1471
52 Santiago, Chile 12.3 313
130 Sao Luís, Brazil 90.2 2290
107 São Paulo, Brazil 56.7 1441
88 Sucre, Bolivia 25.5 648
91 Teresina, Brazil 54.9 1393
108 Vitíria, Brazil 49.3 1252
Reference

The precipitation data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

City Precipitation
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