Seasons in Guyana

Guyana has warm and humid subequatorial climate. Coastal areas have rather stable annual range of temperature range between 26 and 28 °C (79-82 °F) however in mountainous regions weather conditions are depending on altitude. Thus in some locations of Guiana Shield temperature reaches 40 °C (104 °F) at daytime and at night drops to 6 °C (43 °F).

In addition Guyana has one of the most humid weather of all counties for 90% of its territory is covered by rainforests. TA year I Guyana is divided into two rainy and two dry seasons. Duration and intensity of precipitations depends on region yet period from May to August is equally rainy in whole territory. Routes of Caribbean hurricanes are lying north from the country.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Guyana

Spring in the country is wonderful time. At March and April precipitation is fewer than at rest of a year thus this is dry season. In Georgetown, the capital of the country, as well as in the rest of Guyana, temperature range is relatively stable with 29 to 31 °C (84-88 °F) at daytime and 24 to 26 °C (75-79 °F) at night. In coastal areas heat of noon is softened by breezes.

Such perfect weather ends at May with coming of rainy season. Cyclones are bringing abundant showers and three forthcoming months will be extremely wet.

The climate of the spring months

(Georgetown)

March
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 136 mm (5.35")
April
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +24.5 °C (76 °F)
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 162 mm (6.4")
May
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Rainy days: 15 days
Precipitation: 299 mm (11.8")

Spring holidays

February or March – Phagwah.
March or April – Good Friday, Easter Monday.

May 1 – Labour Day.
May 5 – Arrival Day.
May 26 – Independence Day.

Summer in Guyana

Summer is hot and humid in Guyana. In coastal areas average amount of days with precipitation at June reaches 25. This is the rainiest month of a year. Showers are falling on daily basis so despite warm air seaside vacationing isn’t available. In Capital at rainy season amount of precipitation may reach 300 mm (11.8”) and average temperature is slightly lower.

Next summer months usually are less rainy. At July precipitation is fewer and August even sunny and dry days are possible. After all rainy season finishes at this month. Thus end of a summer is rather suitable time to visit Guyana.

The climate of the summer months

(Georgetown)

June
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 330 mm (13.0")
July
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 268 mm (10.6")
August
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 190 mm (7.5")


Summer holidays

1st Monday in July – CARICOM Day.

August 1 – Emancipation Day.

Autumn in Guyana

September is considered as the driest month of a year. Amount of precipitation at the month is minimal so all coastal resorts are at complete disposal of visitors. Even droughts are possible in some regions at September-October except coastal areas where at October precipitation increases. Not that dramatically yet enough to talk about coming of second rainy season.

In terms of temperature autumn months are the hottest. Average air temperature range is between marks of 30 and 32 °C (86-90 °F). Water of the sea is equally warm with temperature about 30 °C (86 °F). Long story short September and October are couple of best months to go to Guyana.

The climate of the autumn months

(Georgetown)

September
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 84 mm (3.3")
October
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 90 mm (3.5")
November
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (75 °F)
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 163 mm (6.4")

Autumn holidays

October or November – Deepavali.

Winter in Guyana

There no actual winter with cold and snow in Guyana. Seasons are separated only by amount of precipitation. It is plenty of rains year-round. However beginning of winter is exceptionally rainy in coastal areas and in the capital. At January and February precipitation is twice fewer therefore this is completely suitable time for some seaside activities.

At rainy months average amount of sunny days isn’t that big while dry seasons are sunny. Average temperature in Georgetown at winter is 27 to 29 °C (81-84 °F). Water of the Caribbean Sea is warm year-round. At winter its temperature is 26 to 28 °C (79-82 °F).

The climate of the winter months

(Georgetown)

December
Max average t°: +29.5 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 286 mm (11.2")
January
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 230 mm (9.0")
February
Max average t°: +29 °C (84 °F)
Min average t°: +24 °C (74 °F)
Rainy days: 14 days
Precipitation: 125 mm (4.9")

Winter holidays

December 25 – Christmas Day.
December 26 – Boxing Day.

January 1 – New Year's Day.
February 23 – Republic Day.