Suriname weather

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The weather guide for Suriname, represented by Paramaribo, (Paramaribo) shows long term weather averages processed from data supplied by CRU (University of East Anglia) & today's weather forecast provided by meteoblue. Find out more about our data sources.

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Suriname weather overview

Suriname is a small country in South America with a narrow low-lying Atlantic coastal plain but the rest of the country is hilly and forested. It has an Equatorial climate which is warm, wet and humid throughout the year, with heavy rains from May to July and again from November to January.

The northeast trade winds bring some relief on the coast and you can escape the sticky heat and rain by moving to higher ground inland. Here, temperatures are cooler, especially at night, and rain is lighter, falling mainly between April and September.

What to pack for Suriname weather

Always pack rainwear alongside light cotton clothing and a warm cover-up for visiting the highlands.

Which is the hottest month in Suriname?

The hottest time of year in Paramaribo, Suriname is normally October. Expect maximum daytime temperatures to reach 33°C with very high heat and humidity.

Which month has the most rain in Suriname?

In terms of rainfall, June is usually the wettest month in Paramaribo, Suriname with 302mm on average. There are normally 23 days in June with some rain.

When is it sunniest in Suriname?

The sunniest time of year in Paramaribo, Suriname is normally September with bright sunshine on average for 75% of daylight hours; that's 9 hours of sunshine per day.

When is the sea warmest in Suriname?

The sea is usually at its warmest in Paramaribo, Suriname in September when the water temperature reaches 28°C.

What is the time difference between Suriname and the UK?

The time difference between Suriname and the UK is GMT-3 hours.

What is the main language spoken in Suriname?

The main language spoken in Suriname is Dutch.

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What is the currency in Suriname?

The currency in Suriname is the Surinamese Dollar (SRD).

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Which plugs are used in Suriname?

Suriname uses electrical plug type A + B + C + F (127 Volts).

Which side of the road do they drive on in Suriname?

They drive on the left side of the road in Suriname.

Do you need a visa for Suriname?

Yes, UK passport holders do need a visa to enter Suriname.

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Compare Suriname weather with the USA

Below the Suriname weather chart shows average maximum daytime temperature for Suriname (Paramaribo) and the USA (Washington).

Maximum daytime temperature (°C)

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