So if you plug garoa into google translate it translates it as drizzling. As a resident of Sao Paulo for the past year, I can tell you that is an incorrect translation. Sao Paulo seems some days to be in a constant state of garoa. Garoa isn’t just drizzling, it’s more like a constant mist. It’s lighter than any drizzle I’ve ever felt. It reminds me of the water that would hit me as I would stand next to the showers at the beach… or that mist you get sprayed with when standing near a waterfall. Drizzle it is not.
All I know for sure now though, is that I could NEVER live in Seattle. I am not a fan of garoa, or the grey skies that accompany it.