Terre Rouge Seaplane Base

GF-0014 · Guyane, French Guiana

Climate Terre Rouge Seaplane Base 2020-2024

Climate and trends: average temperature, flight conditions, precipitation, wind speed and direction.

Calculated from historical METAR data of Johan Adolf Pengel International Airport (SMJP) between 2020 and 2024.

VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 77.5 77 70 79 73 83
February 77.8 87 73 63 75 81
March 80.7 86 83 73 73 81
April 76.0 81 80 71 64 77
May 72.0 77 73 63 71
June 76.8 78 77 71 74
July 83.0 90 79 76 82
August 88.8 80 88 84 90
September 90.5 87 96 88 87
October 83.8 84 79 77 92
November 76.5 75 78 78 77
December 77.1 74 85 69 79
Average 80.2 82.7 78.9 78.2 74.1 80.9

2nd best VFR conditions of Suriname

VFR conditions during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the VFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 8 km or more and a ceiling of 3,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Marginal VFR conditions (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 94.1 94 90 96 98 96
February 96.0 98 92 94 99 98
March 96.5 97 96 94 96 99
April 94.8 96 94 91 92 97
May 92.4 91 90 91 94
June 94.6 95 95 94 93
July 95.0 96 92 94 97
August 96.6 94 97 97 97
September 97.0 97 99 98 95
October 93.9 96 92 92 99
November 90.8 89 94 93 92
December 92.0 90 94 89 90
Average 94.6 95.9 93.1 93.9 94.2 95.3

Marginal VFR conditions or better during daylight period

Percentage of observations where the MVFR minimums for ceiling and visibility are met: visibility of 5 km or more and a ceiling of 1,000 ft or more. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Maximum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 30.3 32 29 30 30 31
February 30.3 33 29 30 30 31
March 31.4 33 31 30 31 32
April 31.0 33 32 30 30 31
May 30.6 31 31 30 31
June 31.3 32 31 31 31
July 31.7 32 32 32 32
August 32.9 34 33 33 33
September 33.8 34 34 33 34
October 33.7 34 33 34 33
November 32.4 33 32 32 32
December 30.7 32 30 31 31
Average 31.7 32.7 31.9 31.4 31.3 31.8

1st highest temperature of Suriname

Average highest temperature per day

The maximum temperature is typically observed some hours after noon.

Minimum temperatures (°C)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 21.6 22 19 23 23 22
February 21.8 22 21 22 23 22
March 22.1 23 21 23 23 22
April 22.6 22 22 23 23 23
May 23.0 22 24 22 23
June 22.8 22 23 23 24
July 22.9 24 23 23 23
August 22.9 25 23 23 23
September 23.1 24 24 22 23
October 23.2 25 23 24 22
November 22.7 25 21 22 22
December 22.7 24 21 24 23
Average 22.6 22.0 22.8 22.6 22.7 22.5

1st lowest temperature of Suriname

Average lowest temperature per day

The minimum temperature is typically observed just before sunrise.

Precipitation (%)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 17.1 14 22 17 19 12
February 17.3 4 31 24 14 10
March 13.5 8 14 24 18 10
April 20.2 13 13 31 27 15
May 23.1 18 25 23 23
June 11.8 6 10 13 13
July 7.7 10 8 7 6
August 3.3 1 5 4 3
September 1.6 1 1 2 1
October 2.4 1 4 2 2
November 7.6 4 7 10 9
December 18.0 12 12 16 14
Average 12.0 9.7 11.8 13.8 12.8 10.0

Precipitation during daylight period

Percentage of observations with observed rain, drizzle, snow or hail. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Wind speed (knots)

Month Average 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 6.6 7 6 6 7 7
February 7.2 7 7 6 8 8
March 7.5 7 7 7 9 8
April 6.7 7 6 6 6 7
May 6.2 5 6 6 7
June 5.2 5 4 5 5
July 4.8 5 5 4 5
August 5.2 5 5 5 5
September 5.6 5 6 5 6
October 6.1 6 6 5 6
November 6.1 6 5 5 6
December 6.2 6 5 6 6
Average 6.2 6.9 5.6 5.6 6.0 6.4

1st highest wind speed of Suriname

Average wind speed

Excluding wind gusts. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.

Prevailing wind direction

Month 2024 2023 2022 2021 2020
January 060° 047° 045° 068° 066°
February 059° 039° 045° 063° 059°
March 053° 044° 051° 069° 057°
April 061° 055° 051° 072° 058°
May 065° 062° 087° 075°
June 101° 079° 097° 089°
July 106° 078° 101° 126°
August 085° 107° 112° 120°
September 087° 102° 077° 116°
October 081° 084° 080° 104°
November 075° 079° 058° 103°
December 070° 069° 065° 084°

Prevailing wind direction

Average wind direction, weighed by wind speed. Only observations between sunrise and sunset are taken into account.