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Roatan, Honduras. Author Jim Bahn. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution
Roatan, Honduras. Author Jim Bahn

Honduras climate: when to go to Honduras

The Honduran climate is tropical, along the north coast overlooking the Caribbean Sea, the climate is warm and rainy throughout the year, with heavy rainfall on the Caribbean coast, while at higher altitudes and in the highlands temperatures tend to be cool and the rains are less abundant.

Temperatures vary with altitude, the coastal region has mean annual temperatures around 31°C, while in the highlands above 700 meters are annual averages temperatures of 23°C.

For the interior and the coast of the Pacific Ocean, the dry season runs from November to April, while the wettest period is from May to October, the average amount of annual rainfall varies from 2,400 mm on the north coast, to 950 mm in the area of ​​the capital Tegucigalpa.

The northern coast, that one overlooks along the Caribbean Sea, has the wettest period between September and February, the wettest months are between October and December. The season between June and November is also subject to hurricanes.

Copan, Honduras. Author Adalberto H. Vega. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution

Copan, Honduras. Author Adalberto H. Vega

The temperature of the sea water along the coast of the Caribbean Sea varies between 27 ° C and 29 ° C.


The best time to visit Honduras is during the dry season between November and April. While as regards the Caribbean and the island of Roatán the best period are the months between March and May.


TEGUCIGALPA (990 metres)
Month Average low (°C) Average high (°C) Precip. (mm) Precip. days
January 14,3 25,7 5,3  1
February 14,5 27,4 4,7  1
March 15,5 29,5 9,9  1
April 17,1 30,2 42,9  2
May 18,2 30,2 143,5  9
June 18,2 28,6 158,7  12
July 18,0 27,8 82,3  9
August 18,0 28,5 88,5  9
September 17,9 28,5 177,2  13
October 17,6 27,3 108,9  10
November 16,3 26,0 39,9  4
December 15,0 25,4 9,9  2
YEAR 16,7 27,9 871,7  73

Month Sea Water Temperature °C
January 27
February 27
March 27
April 28
May 28
June 29
July 29
August 29
September 29
October 29
November 28
December 27

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