Table 1: Monthly mean temperatures measured in a meteorological station at Barra, Bahia, from 1978 to 2008. Data obtained from INMET (http://www.inmet.gov.br/).

MonthMaximum temperatureMinimum temperature

January 32.6 ± 2.6°C21.0 ± 1.7°C
February32.8 ± 2.5°C21.4 ± 1.6°C
March32.3 ± 2.4°C21.0 ± 1.6°C
April32.7 ± 2.0°C20.5 ± 1.7°C
May32.5 ± 1.9°C19.1 ± 2.2°C
June31.9 ± 1.5°C17.2 ± 2.0°C
July32.1 ± 1.3°C16.6 ± 2.0°C
August33.1 ± 1.6°C17.5 ± 2.4°C
September34.5 ± 1.7°C19.9 ± 2.1°C
October35.3 ± 2.1°C22.0 ± 1.8°C
November33.8 ± 3.0°C21.7 ± 1.7°C
December32.9 ± 2.8°C21.3 ± 1.5°C