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Climate and weather of Honduras



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Honduras




 

Climate

 
Honduras has three different climatic zones.

Temperatures vary little throughout the year on the coasts (27 to 35°) and in the mountains (25 to 30° or 20 to 25° depending on altitude but the nights are sometimes cool). Rainfall in abundant and humidity is high all year round.

The Caribbean coast (northern Honduras)
Temperatures range from 28° in January to 33° in July (they momentarily drop when a cold air stream passes through the north coast in December and January). Rainfall (1 500 and 3000 mm per year) is regular and abundant throughout the year, Hurricanes sometimes reach the Carribean coast in August, September and October.

The central mountains
The mountains located in the center of Honduras have a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season. Rainfall is high (1000 mm per year).

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures reach 25 to 30° depending on altitude and rainfall is moderate.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures are mild (20 to 25° depending on altitude) and rainfall is very low or nonexistent.

The pacific coast (southern Honduras)
The south coast has a tropical climate with a rainy season and a dry season.

Rainy season (May to October)
Temperatures are high (35°) and rainfall is abundant.

Dry season (November to April)
Temperatures is high (32°) and rainfall is very low.

 When to go to Honduras (pleasant climate) 
The climate of Honduras is pleasant during the following months :

January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

Weather

(main cities) 
Average temperatures and rainfall

Tegucigalpa (Capital of Honduras)

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
26°
27°
30°
30°
30°
28°
min
14°
14°
15°
17°
18°
18°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
27°
28°
28°
27°
26°
25°
min
18°
18°
18°
17°
16°
15°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
...
...
10
40
140
160
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
80
80
180
110
40
10

La Ceiba

Temp
January
February
March
April
May
June
max
27°
27°
29°
30°
31°
31°
min
18°
18°
19°
20°
22°
23°
Temp
July
August
September
October
November
December
max
30°
31°
30°
29°
28°
27°
min
22°
22°
22°
21°
20°
19°

Rain
January
February
March
April
May
June
mm
300
310
210
110
90
180
Rain
July
August
September
October
November
December
mm
190
200
200
410
520
490

Weather data (temperatures and precipitation) for Honduras are derived from monthly averages established over the last twenty years.

Honduras weather (more cities)


 Quick facts 
Honduras, a country located in Central America, is bordered by the Caribbean Sea to the north, by Nicaragua to the southeast, by the Pacific Ocean to the south, by El Salvador to the southwest and by Guatemala to the west.

Capital: Tegucigalpa
Area: 112 000 kmē
Population: 8 600 000 inhabitants
Language: Spanish
Currency: Lempira

Honduras










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