The weather all over the country maintains the same pattern. So if it’s hot in Sao Paulo, it’s likely to be hot in Salvador as well. The tourist seasons too remain the same. Since Brazil is located in the Amazon basin, temperatures don’t go too high or drop too low; any time is a good time!
December - March: Brazil’s summer is the time when the crowds in Salvador are absolutely maddening. The schools are out for the holidays and international visitors come to experience the blessed sunshine and of course, to be a part of the Carnaval. It’s a wonderful time to be in Salvador but to avoid any last minute glitches, book well in advance and be prepared to incur higher-than-usual expenses.
May - September: Many tourists prefer to visit Salvador during these months as they sport cheaper prices and lesser crowds. The months between July and August see some showers and the occasional torrential downpour, so be prepared to be soaked.
Before you plan an off-season travel, check in with the places you’re planning to visit. Many-a-times, tourist attractions are shut during the off-season for repair and maintenance. You don’t want to travel so far only to end up standing in front of a ‘closed’ sign.