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The climate of Guyana: when to go to Guyana

Guyana has a warm humid equatorial climate with intense rains and scarce seasonal differences in temperature. In fact, temperatures remain throughout the year between 23 ° C and 30 ° C. Along the coast of the country the constant heat and humidity are mitigated by the breath of the trade winds. In Guyana the hottest months are between August and October.

The winds from the north-east and south-east along with the warm current that laps the coast of the country are the two factors that influence the equatorial climate of Guyana. The climate of the country is characterized by a weak seasonal temperature range and by heavy rains.

In the state of Guyana the rains are more intense on the plateau and along the coasts. For example in the capital Georgetown there is an average of 2,260 mm of rain per year. Guyana typically has two distinct rainy seasons; the first rainy season includes the months between May and mid-August. While the second rainy season affects the months between mid-November and mid-January.

WHEN TO GO TO GUYANA

If you decide to travel to Guyana, the rainiest months are to be avoided. For this reason, the best time to visit Guyana are the driest months between mid-January and April and between mid-August and October.

THE CLIMATE OF GUYANA: CLIMATIC TABLES

GEORGETOWN (5 meters)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 23,6 28,6  185,2  16
February 23,9 28,9  88,5  10
March 24,2 29,2  111,0  10
April 24,4 29,5  140,5  12
May 24,3 29,4  285,5  19
June 23,8 29,2  327,7  23
July 23,5 29,6  268,0  21
August 23,8 30,2  201,4  15
September 24,2 30,8  97,5  9
October 24,4 30,8  107,2  9
November 24,2 30,2  185,9  12
December 23,8 29,1  261,9  18
YEAR 24,0 29,6 2260,3  174

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