Seasons in Honduras

The Republic of Honduras is located in Central America near El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. The northern and eastern shores of the country are washed by the Caribbean Sea, and the south-west by the Pacific Ocean. More than 80% of the territory of Honduras is occupied by mountains, which are cut by river valleys and tectonic depressions.

The climate here is tropical trade winds with quite sharp differences in different regions of the country. Seasonal temperature changes are small, however in the east of the country up to an altitude of 800 m, especially on the Caribbean coast, it’s noticeably warmer than in the central regions. The eastern part falls into the hot zone of the «Tierra Caliente», but the main part of the country lies in the temperate-hot zone of the «Tierra-Templada», which refers to the mountain climate.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Honduras

If you arrive in Honduras in March, then the north-east and south coasts will meet you at + 26-33 °C (79-91 °F) and a maximum of 3 rainy days! Inside the country and in its western part (San Pedro Sula, Copan, Tegucigalpa), the thermometer shows + 22-30 °C (72-86 °F), rains pour from 3 to 7 days. The average air humidity is 63%. The water temperature is + 27-29 °C (81-84 °F).

With the advent of April, the average daily temperature in the country rises to +29 °C (84 °F), night - up to +23 °C (73 °F). On the Pacific coast, the air warms up to +33 °C (91 °F) during the day, most of the days are rainy here. But near the coast of the Caribbean Sea and on the nearby islands at a temperature of + 28-30 °C (82-86 °F), the sun almost always shines. The water temperature does not fall below + 27 °C (81 °F).

In May, real heat comes to Honduras. During the day air is heated to + 26-32 °C (79-90 °F), at night it "colder" to +25 °C (77 °F). At the same time in the country comes the rainy season. The most tale of the month they are showered with real showers. More comfortable weather on the coast of the Caribbean Sea and the islands of Guanaha, Utila and Roatan - here the sun shines for half of the month, the rains are not so strong. And the water is as warm as in April: + 27-29 °C (81-84 °F).

The climate of the spring months

(Tegucigalpa)

March
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (60 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 47 mm (1.85")
April
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +17 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 10 days
Precipitation: 147 mm (5.8")
May
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (65 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 21 days
Precipitation: 383 mm (15.1")

Spring holidays

March-April - Semana Santa (Thursday, Friday and Saturday before the first day of Easter);
March-April - Good Friday, Easter and Easter Monday;

April - Holy Week;
May 1 - Labor Day.

Summer in Honduras

In June, heavy rains and thunderstorms are in the central and western regions. In Tegucigalpa and Kopan there are no more than 4 sunny days for the whole month! Daytime temperatures are + 23-26 °C (73-79 °F). The coast is 3-4 °C/°F warmer. Here rains go from 8 to 14 days a month. Humidity becomes disastrous - 80%! The water temperature is + 26-28 °C (79-82 °F).

July in Honduras is the same rainy month with average daily temperatures of + 25-28 °C (77-82 °F). In the west and in the center it is almost always cloudy. On the coast and islands daytime temperatures are around +31 °C (88 °F), short-term showers occur 8 to 16 times per month. Humidity decreases to 75%, and water warms up to +29 °C (84 °F).

In August, rainy weather persists - heavy rains and thunderstorms last from 8 days on the islands to 20 days on the mainland. Especially "wet" in August the western and inner regions of the country. Daytime temperatures in August are + 25-32 °C (77-90 °F), and at night it becomes colder: + 17-23 °C (63-73 °F). The water is still warm: + 27-29 °C (81-84 °F).

The climate of the summer months

(Tegucigalpa)

June
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 19 days
Precipitation: 324 mm (12.8")
July
Max average t°: +27.8 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 12 days
Precipitation: 169 mm (6.7")
August
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 22 days
Precipitation:310 mm (12.2")


Summer holidays

Summer Fairs are held in:
Bodies (June 13),
Trujillo (June 24),
San Pedro Sula (last week of June),
and Danley (the last weekend of August)

Autumn in Honduras

In early September daytime temperatures in the west and in the center of the country are + 24-26 °C (75-79 °F), on islands and the coast are warmer - on the average + 29-32 °C (84-90 °F). By the end of the month it is a couple of degrees cooler. At night on a thermometer + 19-24 °C (66-75 °F). Humidity of air is 81%, at least half a month, heavy rain falls. The water temperature does not fall below + 28 °C (82 °F), on the coast the sun shines from 3 to 9 days a month.

In October the weather remains about the same. In the inner and western regions daytime temperatures are + 21-26 °C (70-79 °F), at night - only +20°C (68 °F) The coast and the islands are 3-4 ° C warmer. Rains and severe thunderstorms occur up to 15-18 days a month. Water warms up to + 29 °C (84 °F). On the Caribbean Sea, sometimes there are real storms.

In November the best weather is on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. Here the whole month is sunny, the temperature rises to + 28-30 °C (82-86 °F). On the Caribbean coast it is 2-3 degrees cooler and happens from 10 to 16 rainy days. But this does not prevent you from enjoying the rest - the water warms up to + 28 + 30 °C (82-86 °F) ! Copan and Tegucigalpa will be met by temperatures of + 20-25 °C (68-77 °F) and overcast, but dry weather.

The climate of the autumn months

(Tegucigalpa)

September
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 24 days
Precipitation:  388 mm (15.3")
October
Max average t°: +27 °C (81 °F)
Min average t°: +17.5 °C (63 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 19 days
Precipitation: 359 mm (14.1")
November
Max average t°: +26 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +16 °C (61 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 51 mm (2.0")

Autumn holidays

September 15 - Independence Day;

October 3 - Day of the Soldier (Francisco Morazan Day);
October 12 - Day of America (Columbus Day);
October 21 - Armed Forces Day.

Winter in Honduras

December is one of the best months for beach holidays and excursions. In the south daytime temperatures are held at + 29-31 °C (84-88 °F) and precipitation is zero. On the coast of the Caribbean Sea and inland areas the thermometer shows + 26-28 °C (79-82 °F) and there are a maximum of five rainy days. In the west it is usually 3-4 °C/°F cooler. The water temperature is kept at + 27-30 °C (81-86 °F). In December here are really paradise conditions!

In January, the average daily temperatures are + 23-25 ​​°C (73-77 °F), at night they drop to + 17-21 °C (63-70 °F). The coast and islands are 2-3 °C/°F warmer, and in the west cooler. Almost all of January on the coast of the Pacific Ocean is sunny and the amount of precipitation is zero. On the Caribbean coast rains often occur. The water temperature in January is +28 °C (82 °F).

In February the rains on the Caribbean coast is getting smaller. The air temperature here rises to + 25-28 °C (77-82 °F), and the water is heated to +27 °C (81 °F). In the south it’s as warm and dry as in January + 29-31 °C (84-88 °F), but it is cloudy. In Tegucigalpa the thermometer shows + 23-26 °C (73-79 °F) during the day and + 16-18 °C (61-64 °F) at night. In the western part it’s 2-3 °C/°F cooler.

The climate of the winter months

(Tegucigalpa)

December
Max average t°: +25.5 °C (78 °F)
Min average t°: +15 °C (59 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6.5 hours
Rainy days: 1 day
Precipitation: 22.5 mm (0.9")
January
Max average t°: +26 °C (79 °F)
Min average t°: +14 °C (57 °F)
Sundial in the day:7.5 hours
Rainy days: 0 days
Precipitation: 12 mm (0.5")
February
Max average t°: +27.5 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +14.5 °C (58 °F)
Sundial in the day:8 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 20 mm (0.8")

Winter holidays

December 24 – Christmas Eve.

December 25 – Christmas.

December 31 – New Year's Eve.

January 1 - New Year's Day.