Kourou weather in January (French Guiana)

This month is known as a warm month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Kourou in January lies at 26.7°C (80.06°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around 24.5°C (76.1°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is part of the rainy season with an average precipitation of 298mm (11.7 inches). There are generally around 19 rainy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 94 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Kourou, monthly averages in January

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Min Temperature 76 °F  
Max Temperature 80 °F  
Chance of Rain 66%  
Precipitation 12 in  
Rainy days 20 days  
Sunshine 94 hrs *  
* Data from: Cayenne, French Guiana (42 KM, 26 Miles).

Where to stay in Kourou

Where to go in French Guiana in January

Find out more about the weather in French Guiana in January and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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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 / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Kourou should plan on bringing a totally waterproof coat since it will often be raining. However, also bring your summer cloths because it can be very warm or even hot.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in January.

Outdoor sports

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