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Paramaribo Climate & Temperature

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  • Paramaribo, Suriname is at 5°51'N, 55°10'W, 3 m (10 ft). See map.
  • Paramaribo has a tropical wet climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Af) with no dry or cold season as it is constantly moist (year-round rainfall).
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Paramaribo is situated in or near the tropical moist forest biome.
  • The annual mean temperature is 27.4 degrees Celsius (81.4 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 3 °C (5.4°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype truly hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 2210 mm (87 inches) which is equivalent to 2210 Litres/m² (54.21 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2542 hours of sunshine per year. Visit the sunshine and daylight section to check monthly details including how high in the sky the sun reaches each month.
  • If you were to burrow down through the Earth from Paramaribo you would come out nearest to the climate station at Ambon, Maluku Islands, Indonesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.
Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
maximum temperature iconAverage Max Temperature °C ( °F) 30 (86) 30 (86) 31 (88) 31 (88) 30 (86) 30 (86) 31 (88) 32 (90) 33 (91) 33 (91) 33 (91) 31 (88) 31 (88)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 26 (79) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 27 (81) 28 (82) 29 (84) 29 (84) 28 (82) 27 (81) 27 (81)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (74)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 193 (8) 150 (6) 162 (6) 232 (9) 321 (13) 303 (12) 226 (9) 167 (7) 86 (3) 87 (3) 109 (4) 174 (7) 2210 (87)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 22 (71%) 18 (64%) 19 (61%) 20 (67%) 26 (84%) 27 (90%) 25 (81%) 19 (61%) 12 (40%) 12 (39%) 15 (50%) 22 (71%)   237 (65%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 05:32 05:54 06:15 05:52 05:25 06:18 07:38 08:42 09:20 09:05 07:36 05:46   06:57
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11:49 11:55 12:04 12:14 12:22 12:27 12:25 12:18 12:08 11:58 11:50 11:47   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 47 (53) 50 (50) 52 (48) 48 (52) 44 (56) 51 (49) 62 (38) 71 (29) 78 (22) 77 (23) 65 (35) 49 (51)   58 (42)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 64.2 73.4 84.2 83.9 75.6 72.4 75.4 83.8 84.4 72.9 63.9 60.7   74.7

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