Weather in January in French Guiana

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in January in French Guiana. Is this month a good time to go to French Guiana? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in French Guiana in January?

The weather in French Guiana in January is in general poor.

January is a month with warm maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) in Cayenne. It is one of the coldest months of the year.

January is a very rainy month with an average rainfall around 452mm (18inch) in Cayenne. In general it is also a dark month with an average of 94 hours of sunshine in Cayenne during the whole month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to find out more about the different weather conditions per location in French Guiana.

Where to go in French Guiana in January

Find the average weather conditions in January for the most popular destinations in French Guiana on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in French Guiana

What is the weather like in January for the 3 most popular destinations in French Guiana?

Average weather in Cayenne

In January Cayenne generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Cayenne
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
140 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
22 days 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
94 hours 
452mm / 18inch 
23 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
89 hours 
310mm / 12inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Cayenne

Average weather in Kourou

In January Kourou generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (84°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Kourou
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
140 hours 
135mm / 5.3inch 
22 days 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
94 hours 
452mm / 18inch 
23 days 
poor 
29°C / 84°F 
23°C / 74°F 
89 hours 
310mm / 12inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Kourou

Average weather in Matoury

In January Matoury generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 28°C (82°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 22°C (72°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Matoury
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
29°C / 84°F 
22°C / 72°F 
166 hours 
359mm / 14inch 
24 days 
poor 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
124 hours 
439mm / 17inch 
27 days 
poor 
28°C / 82°F 
22°C / 72°F 
124 hours 
305mm / 12inch 
24 days 
poor 
Climate in Matoury

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in French Guiana.

Is January the best time to go to French Guiana?

In our opinion January is not the best time to visit French Guiana with commonly poor weather in Cayenne.

On average the best time to visit French Guiana is in October and November with generally pleasant weather in Cayenne. The worst months are January, February, March, April, May, June, July and August that can have poor weather conditions.

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