The best times to visit Kourou for ideal weather are
August 20th to November 4th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Kourou Travel Guide
Other Kourou Travel Info
Weather in Kourou
Average temperatures in Kourou vary barely at all. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 5th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Kourou, the hottest months are October, September, and then November. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late September where highs are regularly around 91.6°F (33.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 72.6°F (22.6°C) at night.
Kourou Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Kourou Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Kourou Perceived Temperature (F)
Kourou Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Kourou Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kourou are September, October, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late August to early September. For example, on the week of August 27th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid February with an average of 6 days of significant precipitation the week of February 19th.
When can you find snow in Kourou? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Kourou.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Kourou (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Kourou has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (73.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (82%).
Wind in Kourou is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by February and January. March’s average wind speed of around 6.1 knots (7 MPH or 11.3 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 14 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Kourou.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||5.8||Light breeze||13.1||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.1||Light breeze||13.5||Significant breeze|
|Apr||5.6||Light breeze||12.9||Significant breeze|
|May||4.3||Light breeze||11.5||Significant breeze|
|Jun||3.4||Barely noticeable||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3||Barely noticeable||10.5||Significant breeze|
|Aug||3.7||Barely noticeable||11.1||Significant breeze|
|Sep||4.1||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Oct||4.1||Light breeze||11.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||4.3||Light breeze||11.9||Significant breeze|
|Dec||4.7||Light breeze||12.5||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Kourou?
Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for French Guiana; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Kourou, French Guiana is June, followed by August and November. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Kourou in March. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Kourou Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.6°F (30.9°C) and 85.5°F (29.7°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is frequent with 17 to 22 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the slowest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 9 to 21 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kourou, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 91.6°F (33.1°C) and 88.8°F (31.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Kourou to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 88.9°F (31.6°C) and 84.8°F (29.3°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 17 to 19 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.