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Climate and Average Weather in Honduras

The climate in Honduras varies from tropical in the lowlands to temperate in the mountains. The north side of the country, has a tropical rain forest climate with high temperatures throughout the year and precipitation fairly evenly distributed. In general the central and southern regions are relatively hotter and less humid than the northern coast. In the central highland the altitude affects the climate type, which means the higher you are the cooler it gets.

The lowlands in the south and the northwest of Honduras have a tropical monsoon climate. There is a clear wet season and a dry season in these areas. The rainy season starts in May and lasts until October. From November to April it is considerably drier.

What is the best time to visit Honduras? The most suitable month for a tour through Honduras where you visit both the Pacific and Caribbean coasts would be April. It is then relatively dry in almost all of the country with tropical temperatures that are around 30°C during the day and with night temperatures that reach somewhere between 20°C and 24°C. March is also a good alternative, but then the Caribbean coast still experiences some rain. There the dry season starts from the end of March til the end of May.

Honduras is located in an area where there is hurricane activity between June and December. Tropical depressions over the Atlantic Ocean between Africa and the Americas almost always move westwards to the Caribbean and North America. So Honduras is located in a location where hurricanes can pass over. Even hurricanes that pass hundreds of kilometers away can cause a lot of trouble. Often the proximity of a hurricane in the surrounding countries causes a lot of rainfall, often resulting in flooding.

Are you interested in more detailed weather and climate information for various cities in Honduras?
Please select the city you plan to visit, or one closest to your destination. For each selected city, you will see the following graphs:
1. Yearly average minimum and maximum temperatures
2. Monthly averages of precipitation throughout the year (rainfall, snow etc)
3. Monthly average hours of sunshine throughout the year

Additionally, some pages provide historical weather data such as humidity, wind speed, and water temperature.

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