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SurinameUnited States
Climate zoneTropicsSubpolar zone to Tropics
Latitudes5° 57' N to 5° 1' N64° 51' N to 19° 30' N
Distance to equator600 - 700 km2,200 - 7,200 km
Annual valuesSurinameUnited States
Ø Daytime maximum temperature31.90 °C18.80 °C
Ø Daily low temperature22.90 °C7.2 °C
Precipitation2,515 mm938 mm
Rain days201.6 days85.2 days
Hours of sunshine1,716 hrs.2,628 hrs.

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Daily maximum temperatures

The highest daytime temperatures in Suriname are reached in September with an average of 34.2 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is February, with an average of just 30.1 °C. In the United States, July is the warmest month, with 30.8 °C. There, it is coolest in January with an average of 6.0 °C.

Night time lows

At night, it cools down to varying degrees depending on the country and altitude. In Suriname, temperatures drop as low as 22.5 °C in January. The warmest nights are in May at 23.4 °C. In the United States, it is coolest at night in January at -4.2 °C and warmest in July at 18.8 °C. This corresponds to a cooling of 7.4 to 11.4 °C in Suriname and 9.8 to 12.5 °C in the United States.

Rain days per month

By definition, a rain day is a day on which at least 0.1 liters of precipitation per m² fall. This corresponds to a 1 square meter puddle in which the water stands 0.1 mm high — insofar as the water does not seep away or evaporate. So it does not have to rain all day long. May brings the most rainy days (22.6) in Suriname. With an average of only 9.3 days, September is the friendliest. In the United States, it rains most often in May with 8.3 days.

Precipitation amount per day

Depending on the season and the location of a country, the wind brings a varying amount of water with it. As a rule, the water evaporating in the oceans is absorbed and then transported inland. The greatest amount of rain (hail or dew are also forms of precipitation) in Suriname occurs in May, when about 13.3 liters per square meter fall per day. In the United States, the average amount of precipitation ranges from 1.9 liters per day in January to 3.1 in June. However, these are average values. If you consider that there are only 22.6 rainy days in Suriname in May, each of them accounts for about 17.6 liters.

Sunshine hours per day

With 2,628 hours of sunshine per year, the United States is in the lead. The most hours of sunshine (9.7 per day) are in July. Suriname falls into second place with only 1,716 hours. There the sun is visible in May for only 3.0 hours per day, so not hidden behind clouds.

Hours of daylight

The length of a day varies throughout the year and depends on the distance from the equator. In December, the day in Suriname is only 11.8 hours long. In June, on the other hand, it is 12.5 hours. In the United States, it is 9.2 hours in December and 15.3 in June.
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