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Paramaribo Climate & Temperature

  • 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. Paramaribo Climate Graph
  • 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.
  • Were you to burrow down through the centre of the Earth from Paramaribo you would pop up nearest to the climate station at Ambon, Maluku Islands, Indonesia where you would find a Tropical wet climate.

Paramaribo Climate Table

  Climate Variable Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
 
Average 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 °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)
 
Average 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)
 
Average 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)
Number 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)
Average Sunlight Hours/ Day 5h 32' 5h 54' 6h 15' 5h 52' 5h 25' 6h 18' 7h 38' 8h 42' 9h 20' 9h 05' 7h 36' 5h 46' 6h 57'
Average Daylight Hours/ Day 11h 49' 11h 55' 12h 04' 12h 14' 12h 22' 12h 27' 12h 25' 12h 18' 12h 08' 11h 58' 11h 50' 11h 47' 12h 00'
Percentage 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 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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