January Precipitation Averages for South American Cities





The tables below give January averages for rainfall at major cities throughout South America. Each place has a total for how much precipitation it usually gets this month and most have data on the number of days with wet weather.

Included in the group are South America's national capitals plus cities with a metropolitan population of over one million people.

The cities are listed alphabetically and you can jump ahead to the section for Asunción to Cochabamba or Córdoba to Montevideo or Natal to Vitíria.

The amounts of rain are averages of historical climate measurements made over a long period, in most cases 30 years.

Average January precipitation
Days City Inches Milli­metres
8 Asunción, Paraguay 5.8 147
3 Barquisimeto, Venezuela 0.6 15
0 Barranquilla, Colombia 0.0 1
24 Belém, Brazil 15.2 386
15 Belo Horizonte, Brazil 10.8 274
8 Bogotá, Colombia 2.0 52
17 Brasília, Brazil 9.7 247
10 Bucaramanga, Colombia 3.6 91
Buenos Aires, Argentina 4.7 119
12 Cali, Colombia 4.0 103
15 Campinas, Brazil 8.9 227
6 Caracas, Venezuela 0.6 15
0 Cartagena, Colombia 0.1 2
21 Cayenne, French Guiana 14.6 371
18 Cochabamba, Bolivia 4.3 110
January rainfall averages
Days City Inches Milli­metres
Córdoba, Argentina 4.8 122
15 Curitiba, Brazil 6.8 172
11 Fortaleza, Brazil 4.7 119
16 Georgetown, Guyana 7.3 185
18 Goiânia, Brazil 10.5 267
19 Guayaquil, Ecuador 7.9 201
8 Joao Pessoa, Brazil 3.0 76
23 La Paz - El Alto, Bolivia 5.6 142
Lima, Peru 0.0 1
10 Maceió, Brazil 3.1 78
19 Manaus, Brazil 10.4 264
1 Maracaibo, Venezuela 0.2 5
1 Maracay, Venezuela 0.2 5
12 Medellín, Colombia 2.5 63
Mendoza, Argentina 1.5 38
8 Montevideo, Uruguay 3.4 87
Average amount of rain in January
Days City Inches Milli­metres
6 Natal, Brazil 2.1 55
Paramaribo, Suriname 7.4 189
9 Porto Alegre, Brazil 4.2 106
13 Quito, Ecuador 3.2 83
10 Recife, Brazil 4.3 108
11 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 5.4 137
Rosario, Argentina 4.1 105
10 Salvador, Brazil 5.4 138
15 Santa Cruz, Bolivia 8.3 212
1 Santiago, Chile 0.0 0
13 Sao Luís, Brazil 9.6 244
15 São Paulo, Brazil 9.3 237
18 Sucre, Bolivia 5.5 141
11 Teresina, Brazil 7.0 178
11 Vitíria, Brazil 4.7 119
Reference

The precipitation data are provided by national meteorological agencies.

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