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Cayenne Climate & Temperature

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  • Cayenne, French Guiana is at 4°49'N, 52°22'W, 9 m (30 ft). See map.
  • Cayenne has a tropical monsoonal climate (Köppen-Geiger classification: Am) with a dry season and a heavy monsoon the rest of year, no cold season.
  • According to the Holdridge life zones system of bioclimatic classification Cayenne is situated in or near the subtropical wet forest biome.
  • The mean temperature is 26.8 degrees Celsius (80.2 degrees Fahrenheit). See the temperatures page for a monthly breakdown and the fixed scale graph.
  • Average monthly temperatures vary by 1.5 °C (2.7°F). This indicates that the continentality type is hyperoceanic, subtype extremely hyperoceanic.
  • Total annual Precipitation averages 3744 mm (147.4 inches) which is equivalent to 3744 Litres/m² (91.83 Gallons/ft²).
  • On average there are 2224 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 Cayenne 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) 29 (84) 29 (84) 29 (84) 30 (86) 29 (84) 31 (88) 31 (88) 32 (90) 32 (90) 32 (90) 31 (88) 30 (86) 30 (87)
average temperature iconAverage Temperature °C ( °F) 26 (79) 26 (79) 26 (79) 27 (81) 26 (79) 27 (81) 27 (81) 28 (82) 28 (82) 28 (82) 27 (81) 27 (80) 27 (80)
minimum temperature iconAverage Min Temperature °C ( °F) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 24 (75) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (73) 23 (74)
rainfall iconAverage Precipitation mm (in) 431 (17) 423 (17) 432 (17) 480 (19) 590 (23) 457 (18) 274 (11) 144 (6) 32 (1) 42 (2) 122 (5) 317 (12) 3744 (147)
rain days iconNumber of Wet Days (probability of rain on a day) 23 (74%) 20 (71%) 21 (68%) 19 (63%) 25 (81%) 26 (87%) 21 (68%) 14 (45%) 6 (20%) 5 (16%) 11 (37%) 21 (68%)   212 (58%)
sunshine iconAverage Sunlight Hours/ Day 04:36 04:00 04:25 04:20 04:25 05:40 06:42 07:30 08:42 08:34 07:48 06:11   06:05
daylight iconAverage Daylight Hours & Minutes/ Day 11:52 11:57 12:05 12:13 12:20 12:23 12:22 12:16 12:08 12:00 11:53 11:50   12:00
sunny or cloudy iconPercentage of Sunny (Cloudy) Daylight Hours 39 (61) 34 (66) 37 (63) 36 (64) 36 (64) 46 (54) 55 (45) 62 (38) 72 (28) 72 (28) 66 (34) 53 (47)   51 (49)
sun altitude iconSun altitude at solar noon on the 21st day (°). 65.2 74.4 85.2 82.9 74.6 71.4 74.4 82.8 85.4 73.9 64.9 61.7   74.8

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