Paramaribo
Suriname
Long-term weather forecast
Long-term weather forecast

January weather forecast and climate
Paramaribo, Suriname

January, like December, in Paramaribo, Suriname, is a moderately hot winter month, with average temperature varying between 23.8°C (74.8°F) and 28.8°C (83.8°F).

Temperature

In Paramaribo, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in December - a still warm 28.8°C (83.8°F). In Paramaribo, the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F).

Heat index

The average heat index in January is evaluated at a hot 34.4°C (93.9°F). Take extra precautions, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible. Sustained activity may result in heatstroke.
Note that heat index values are valued for light wind and location in the shade. Exposure to direct sunshine can increase heat index values by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees.
Note: The heat index, also known as 'real feel', 'felt air temperature', 'apparent temperature', or 'feels like', is a measure that combines both air temperature and relative humidity into a single value that indicates how hot the weather feels. Additional factors like activity, pregnancy, clothing, and differences in body mass, height, and shape affect individual temperature impact. Be aware that direct exposure to sunlight increases heat impact, and may raise the heat index additionally, by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young children are generally more endangered than adults, as they usually less sweat. And also, due to larger skin surface relative to their small bodies and higher heat production as a result of their activity.

Humidity

The average relative humidity is 81%.

Rainfall

In Paramaribo, it is raining for 25.5 days, with typically 77mm (3.03") of accumulated precipitation. Throughout the year, in Paramaribo, there are 268.5 rainfall days, and 1061mm (41.77") of precipitation is accumulated.

Sea temperature

In Paramaribo, the average seawater temperature is 27.1°C (80.8°F).
Note: For any water activity, surface water temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are considered as excellent and extremely pleasant for lengthened periods.

Daylight

January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight, are months with the shortest days in Paramaribo.

Sunshine

In January, the average sunshine is 7.7h.

UV index

January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6, are months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo. A UV Index of 6 to 7 symbolizes a high health hazard from the exposure to the Sun's UV radiation for ordinary individuals.
Note: In January, the average maximum UV index of 6 translate into the following recommendations:
Take precautions and adopt sun safety practices. Protection against sunburn is obliged. Seek shade and minimize exposure to direct Sun in a period between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV radiation is most intense; keep in mind that shade structures like parasols or canopies do not provide perfect sun protection. A wide-brim hat offers excellent sun protection for eyes, ears, face, and neck. Sunglasses with UVA and UVB protection significantly reduce eye damage from sun exposure. Tightly woven, loose-fitting clothes provide additional protection from the Sun. Caution! The reflection of sand and water significantly increases the intensity of the Sun's UV radiation.

What is the temperature in January in Paramaribo?

The average high-temperature, in January, in Paramaribo, Suriname, is 28.8°C (83.8°F), while the average low-temperature is 23.8°C (74.8°F). In January, the average heat index (a.k.a. 'feels like', 'apparent temperature'), that combines relative humidity and air temperature, is appraised at 34.4°C (93.9°F).

What is the average humidity in January in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, the average relative humidity in January is 81%.

How many days does it rain in January in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, in January, it is raining for 25.5 days, with typically 77mm (3.03") of accumulated precipitation.

How warm is the water in January in Paramaribo?

In January, the average sea temperature is 27.1°C (80.8°F). For swimming, diving, and other water activities, temperatures between 25°C (77°F) and 29°C (84.2°F) are perceived as very enjoyable and pleasurable for prolonged periods without feeling uncomfortable.

What is the month with the shortest days in Paramaribo?

Months with the shortest days in Paramaribo, Suriname, are January and December, with an average of 11.8h of daylight.

What is the average length of the day in January in Paramaribo?

The average length of the day in January is 11.8h.

How many hours of sunshine does Paramaribo have in January?

In January, the average sunshine is 7.7h.

What is the month with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo?

Months with the lowest UV index in Paramaribo are January, April, May and December, with an average maximum UV index of 6.

How high is the UV index in January in Paramaribo?

In Paramaribo, Suriname, the average daily maximum UV index in January is 6. A UV Index estimate of 6 to 7 represents a high health risk from the exposure to the Sun's UV rays.
Average temperature in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average high temperature in January: 28.8°C

The warmest month (with the highest average high temperature) is October (31.9°C).
The month with the lowest average high temperature is February (28.5°C).

  • Average low temperature in January: 23.8°C

Months with the highest average low temperature are October and November (24.8°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average low temperature) is January (23.8°C).

Average humidity in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average humidity in January: 81%

Months with the highest relative humidity are May and June (84%).
Months with the lowest relative humidity are September and October (77%).

Average rainfall in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall in January: 77mm

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is May (156mm).
The driest month (with the least rainfall) is September (34mm).

Average rainfall days in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average rainfall days in January: 25.5 days

The month with the highest number of rainy days is May (28.1 days).
The month with the least rainy days is September (13.5 days).

Average sea temperature in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average sea temperature in January: 27.1°C

The best months for swimming (with the highest average sea temperature) are July, August and September (28.3°C).
The coldest month (with the lowest average sea temperature) is February (26.8°C).

Average daylight in January / Average sunshine in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average daylight in January: 11.8h

The month with the longest days is June (Average daylight: 12.5h).
Months with the shortest days are January and December (Average daylight: 11.8h).

  • Average sunshine in January: 7.7h

The month with the most sunshine is September (Average sunshine: 9.6h).
Months with the least sunshine are February and April (Average sunshine: 6.7).

Average UV index in January - Paramaribo, Suriname
  • Average UV index in January: 6

Months with the highest UV index are February, March, June, July, August, September, October and November (UV index 7).
Months with the lowest UV index are January, April, May and December (UV index 6).