Teams playing in Belo Horizonte should do so on a dry pitch, because rain is unlikely during June and July – 13 and six per cent chance per day. Average maximum and minimum temperatures are 25 and 15 degrees C (77 and 65 degrees F), and there are usually more than eight hours of sunshine per day during June and July.
The most controversial location in the entire World Cup is Manaus, where England begin their campaign against Italy. Situated in the rain forest, Manaus will be warm and humid, with a fair chance of rain. Average maximum and minimum temperatures are 33 degrees C (31 F) and 23 degrees C (73 F). However, with the humidity, this will almost certainly feel hotter. The chances of rain are 40 per cent and 26 per cent in June and July respectively.
The capital stays dry in the Brazilian winter, so football fans will not need to pack their brollies. The temperature highs and lows are 25 C (77 F) and 13 C (55 F), with an average of around 19 C (66 F). There will be plenty of sunshine - nearly nine hours a day - so put your cream on if heading here.
English fans will find Porto Alegre slightly closer to their native climate during June and July than many other of the World Cup locations. Maximum and minimum temperatures are a modest 20 C (67 F) and 11 C (51 F), with around a 30 percent chance of rain each day. The average percentage of daylight hours that are sunny is 50.
Another of the chillier destinations is coastal Curitiba, with average highs and lows of 18 C (64 F) and 8 C (46 F). It is about 50/50 weather you will get rain on any given day in June and July, but you should get around four to five hours of sunshine each day, regardless.
Brazil's second city will have average highs and lows of 22 C (71 F) and 12 C (54 F). This makes an average of 17 C (62 F), will little rain, but only 50 per cent sun, during daylight hours. It is the elevation of the city that makes it cooler than surrounding areas.
Rio de Janeiro
Despite being winter, fans will still be able to get some sun on the Copacabana beach in Rio. However, despite average highs and lows of 25 C (77 F) and 19 C (66 F), there will still be an average of around a 25 per cent chance of rain each day. Sunny daylight hours number around six and a half hours per day here.
Similar to other parts of Brazil, the summer is very hot and wet, but the winter – i.e. when the World Cup on – is cooler and drier. Average highs and lows are, however, still high, at 27 C (80 F) and 16 C (60 F). There are generally only about three or four rainy days a month in June and July.
Wet and warm all year round, Salvador is the place to pack an umbrella. There's around an 80 per cent chance of rain each day, an the highs and lows average 27 C (80 F) and 22 C (72 F). You can still expect more than six hours of sunshine per day, however, so bring the sun cream too.
Unfortunately for fans heading to Recife, June and July are the peak months for rain. There is about a 70 per cent chance of rain each day, and the temperatures can also be uncomfortably warm. Average highs during the day reach 29 C (84 F), and this isn't eased much at night, with average lows of 22 C (71 F). You can expect about five hours of sun a day.
Heading north from Recife, Natal is also warm, both during the day and at night. Highs and lows are 28 C (83 F) and 21 C (69 F), with humidity at 80 per cent. There is about a 50 per cent chance of rain each day, and it can be fairly cloudy, even without rain.
Coastal Fortaleza should be generally warm and sunny, with little rain. Average highs and lows are 25 C (F) and 19 C (F) and there are usually only seven and three rainfall days in June and July respectively. There should be plenty of opportunity for sunbathing too, with around eight and a half hours of sun a day.