The climate in Honduras

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

All climate diagrams on this page come from the collected data of 9 weather stations.
Weather stations at an altitude above 1010m have not been included.
All data correspond to the average monthly values of the last 20 years.

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Climate zone: tropics

The climate in Honduras is very warm, with an annual average of 29 degrees, but has few truly tropical and sticky months. It is warm or hot yearlong. The warmest and rainiest part of the country is Caribbean coast. The coldest is Pacific coast. Due to less rain, the best time for traveling is from December to April. The most rain days occur from from June to October.
Duration of daylight and sunshine in Honduras
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Precipitation in mm/dayPrecipitation in Honduras
Relative humidity in %Relative humidity in Honduras
Absolute humidity in g/m³Absolute humidity in Honduras

Regions in Honduras

All figures per year. For detailed climate data click on the name of the region.

max Ø day
min Ø night
Highlands29.0 °C20.8 °C2,482 h104 1,591 l70.0 %
Caribbean coast30.0 °C22.7 °C2,373 h115 1,989 l79.0 %
Pacific coast27.4 °C18.1 °C2,555 h88 916 l58.0 %

Temperature records of the last 74 years

The hottest temperature measured from 1949 to January 2023 was reported by the La Mesa weather station. In March 2003, the record temperature of 41.5 °C was reported here. The hottest summer from July to September, based on all 10 weather stations in Honduras below 1,010 meters altitude, was recorded in 2020 with an average temperature of 30.2 °C. This average temperature will normally be measured every four to six hours, thus also including the nights. Normally, this value is 27.3 degrees Celsius. The average maximum daily temperature at that time was 33.8 °C.

The coldest day in these 74 years was reported by the La Mesa weather station. Here the temperature dropped to zero °C in October 2022. La Mesa lies at an altitude of 31 meters above sea level. The coldest winter (January to March) was in 2000 with an average temperature of 23.3 °C. In Honduras, it is usual to have about 2.1 degrees more at 25.4 °C for this three-month period.

The most precipitation fell in October 1988. With 39.4 mm per day, the Tela weather station recorded the highest monthly average of the last 74 years. Incidentally, the region with the most rainfall for the whole year is around Tela. The driest region is near La Mesa.

Data basis and methodology

The data from the individual measuring stations are based on the archives of the German Weather Service, individual values averaged and supplemented by own elements. In order to determine a representative national average, average values were first calculated for each part of the country, which were then summarized at the national level. Thus, if a disproportionate number of weather stations are located in a small area, their number does not affect the national average.
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