Best Time to Visit French Guiana
French Guiana enjoys tropical type of climate due to which it carries two seasons dry and wet consecutively. The peak tourist season to visit French Guiana is August to December, which is the dry season, with lesser rainfall. Visiting Guiana during dry season lets you avoid the tropical storm season and makes sightseeing as a pleasant experience.
French Guiana carries consistent equatorial climate type. There is very little change in the temperature throughout the year. And the average standard temperature remains 27 degree Celsius.
The wet season starts somewhere between December till July. May is marked with highest rainfall. Typically an average temperature of 23 degree Celsius is noted throughout the year. It remains hot and humid during daytime whereas nights are cooler.
One should plan a trip to go to French Guiana in the early dry season, to enjoy Guiana’s best pleasant weather.
Best time to visit French Guiana for festivals
The very important cultural element of the country is its carnival. The carnival lasts through most of January and February and natives from mainland French, Brazilians, Creoles as well as Chinese come to participate in this carnival. Street parades and party atmosphere brings the whole country almost to a stop. Drinking champagne and eating galette des rois (the cake of kings) is a tradition of this carnival.
The climate in French Guiana does not experience a lot of variations as it remains humid equatorial and warm throughout the year. Although the average temperature sustains at 27 degree Celsius year round, the minimum can drop down to 23 degree Celsius and maximum temperature can vary between 29 degrees to 33 degree Celsius. Instead of dividing Guiana’s seasons in four it is most likely to be divided into two, dry and wet season. The dry season start from August till December and the wet season with heavy showers includes months from mid December till July. May demonstrates the maximum amount of rainfall. The average rainfall noted in a year is 2500 mm to 3000 mm.