Brazil's seasons are back-to-front compared to ours so they have summer from December to February and winter from June to August. This is because it is in the southern hemisphere, which means it is on the "bottom" half of the earth (whereas we are on the "top" half, or northern hemisphere).

Because Brazil is such a big place, it has different weather patterns in different parts of the country. You can split them into three main areas:
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The Amazon Basin

The north part of the country, where the Amazon river flows, is near the equator so it is very hot. It is usually about 30°C, which would be a hot summer's day in England. However, it is also very wet all year round, with about 2000mm of rain per year compared to about 600mm per year in London.


The Brazilian Plateau

Most of the middle part of Brazil is much higher than the Amazon Basin (but not as high as mountains) so the temperature is cooler. It usually still gets more rain than England but most of it falls between October and April, and in some years there is much less rain. Some places in the northeast can become so dry it is a bit like a desert, and quite difficult to live there.
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The Southern States

The southern part of Brazil is further from the equator than the north, so it is cooler, but still warmer than England.