Sao Paulo , Brazil » City Info » Geography

Sao Paulo sits on the hilly plateau of the southeastern Brazilian Highlands, with an average elevation of around 800m. However, it is situated just 70km away from the Atlantic Ocean. The city is in the central part of Sao Paulo's metropolitan area, the largest metropolitan area in the nation, measuring around 8,051km² (3,108.5sq.mi.).

Geographical coordinates of Sao Paulo: 23°33′01″S 46°38′02″W


The city of Sao Paulo often experiences a humid subtropical climate. The summer is sweltering and wet during December and February when the temperature goes up to 30ºC (86ºF). The city's record high temperature is 35.3ºC (96.6ºF), recorded on November 15, 1985. Rainfall is abundant during warmer months.

The winter season from June to August is cold and very dry. The city and the surrounding coastal area has never been hit by any tropical cyclone ever. The temperature in winter hardly goes under 10ºC (50ºF). The city's record low temperature is -2.1°C (28°F), and that was recorded on August 2, 1955, at the Mirante de Santana National Weather Station, in the north region.

The weather of the city can change very quickly in both seasons – the summer and winter.