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The Weather and Climate in Honduras

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The best time to go to Honduras is between February and March when the weather is fairly stable throughout the country. This is also the time when trails and roadways in many parts of the country are drying up from a long period of rainy days from September to February. Although it is hot and humid all-year round, the Caribbean coast or the lowlands suffer from heavy rainfall, especially the north coast where the average rainfall is 240 cm (95 in.). Rainfall is a bit lighter near San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa in the south that has an average rainfall of 84 cm. (33 in.). The country’s average rainfall is 955 mm (37.6 in.) per year or 80mm (3.1 in.) per month. September has the heaviest rainfall with an average of 177mm (6.9 in.) in 17 days. Being in the lowest part of the country, the Caribbean coast is vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms. It has taken long time for the country to recover from the damages wrought by Hurricane Francelia in 1969, tropical storm Alleta in 1982, and Hurricane Fifi in 1974, the worst natural disaster that killed 8,000 people. The dry season starts November and ends in April. This season is known as summer in the interior highlands and Pacific lowlands, with varying temperatures dependent on altitudes, opposite winter when all the rains fall on the regions. The national average high temperature is 32°C (90°F) and the average low temperature is 20°C (68°F).

In Tegucigalpa, the country’s capital and biggest city, the average temperature is 21.9°C (71®F), with an average temperature range of 5°C. Its monthly average high temperature is 30°C (86°F) in April and May, while its lowest monthly average low temperature is 14°C (57°F0 IN January and February.

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