French Guiana weather in January

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect 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 conditions in French Guiana in January are generally poor.

You can expect warm maximum average daytime temperatures of around 29°C (84°F) and nighttime temperatures around 23°C (74°F) in Kourou. On average, it is the month with the lowest temperatures of the year in French Guiana.

Precipitation in January varies from heavy in Maripasoula with an average of 240mm (9.4inch) of rainfall to heavy in Cayenne with 390mm (15inch). It is also generally a dark time of year with an average of 94 hours of sunshine in Kourou during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around 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 5 most popular destinations in French Guiana?

Average weather in Kourou

In January Kourou generally has high 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 high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°C (74°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
30°C / 87°F 
23°C / 74°F 
152 hours 
356mm / 14inch 
20 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
24°C / 74°F 
105 hours 
390mm / 15inch 
23 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
93 hours 
328mm / 13inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Matoury

Average weather in Cayenne

In January Cayenne generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 29°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 24°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 / 87°F 
23°C / 74°F 
152 hours 
356mm / 14inch 
20 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
24°C / 74°F 
105 hours 
390mm / 15inch 
23 days 
poor 
29°C / 85°F 
24°C / 75°F 
93 hours 
328mm / 13inch 
20 days 
poor 
Climate in Cayenne

Average weather in Maripasoula

In January Maripasoula generally has very high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 31°C (88°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Maripasoula
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
32°C / 90°F 
23°C / 73°F 
183 hours 
181mm / 7.1inch 
17 days 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
148 hours 
240mm / 9.4inch 
20 days 
poor 
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
140 hours 
204mm / 8inch 
18 days 
poor 
Climate in Maripasoula

Average weather in Saint Georges

In January Saint Georges generally has high temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 30°C (85°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 23°C (73°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Saint Georges
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
31°C / 88°F 
23°C / 73°F 
149 hours 
291mm / 11inch 
19 days 
poor 
30°C / 85°F 
23°C / 73°F 
109 hours 
390mm / 15inch 
23 days 
poor 
30°C / 86°F 
23°C / 73°F 
99 hours 
388mm / 15inch 
21 days 
poor 
Climate in Saint Georges

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 Kourou.

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

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