Average Weather in January in Ajuterique Honduras
Daily high temperatures increase by 2°F, from 83°F to 85°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 63°F, rarely falling below 57°F or exceeding 68°F. The lowest daily average low temperature is 62°F on January 21.
For reference, on April 12, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in Ajuterique typically range from 68°F to 92°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 62°F to 84°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in January
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on January. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.
Average Hourly Temperature in January
Campo Grande, Brazil (3,294 miles away); Goiânia, Brazil (3,393 miles); and Mafinga, Tanzania (8,540 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Ajuterique (view comparison).
The month of January in Ajuterique experiences essentially constant cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy remaining about 24% throughout the month. The lowest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 23% on January 17.
The clearest day of the month is January 17, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 77% of the time.
For reference, on June 5, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 93%, while on January 17, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 77%.
Cloud Cover Categories in January
A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In Ajuterique, the chance of a wet day over the course of January is essentially constant, remaining around 3% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 53% on September 14, and its lowest chance is 2% on January 21.
Probability of Precipitation in January
To show variation within the month and not just the monthly total, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day.
The average sliding 31-day rainfall during January in Ajuterique is essentially constant, remaining about 0.2 inches throughout, and rarely exceeding 0.7 inches or falling below -0.0 inches.
The lowest average 31-day accumulation is 0.1 inches on January 21.
Average Monthly Rainfall in January
Over the course of January in Ajuterique, the length of the day is essentially constant. The shortest day of the month is January 1, with 11 hours, 18 minutes of daylight and the longest day is January 31, with 11 hours, 31 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in January
The earliest sunrise of the month in Ajuterique is 6:15 AM on January 1 and the latest sunrise is 4 minutes later at 6:19 AM on January 22.
The earliest sunset is 5:33 PM on January 1 and the latest sunset is 16 minutes later at 5:49 PM on January 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in Ajuterique during 2018.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:23 AM and sets 12 hours, 59 minutes later, at 6:22 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:10 AM and sets 11 hours, 17 minutes later, at 5:27 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in January
We base the humidity comfort level on the dew point, as it determines whether perspiration will evaporate from the skin, thereby cooling the body. Lower dew points feel drier and higher dew points feel more humid. Unlike temperature, which typically varies significantly between night and day, dew point tends to change more slowly, so while the temperature may drop at night, a muggy day is typically followed by a muggy night.
The chance that a given day will be muggy in Ajuterique is rapidly decreasing during January, falling from 17% to 6% over the course of the month.
For reference, on September 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 95% of the time, while on February 2, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 6% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in January
This section discusses the wide-area hourly average wind vector (speed and direction) at 10 meters above the ground. The wind experienced at any given location is highly dependent on local topography and other factors, and instantaneous wind speed and direction vary more widely than hourly averages.
The average hourly wind speed in Ajuterique is essentially constant during January, remaining within 0.1 miles per hour of 7.5 miles per hour throughout.
For reference, on January 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.6 miles per hour, while on September 15, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.2 miles per hour.
The highest daily average wind speed during January is 7.6 miles per hour on January 14.
Average Wind Speed in January
Wind Direction in January
Definitions of the growing season vary throughout the world, but for the purposes of this report, we define it as the longest continuous period of non-freezing temperatures (≥ 32°F) in the year (the calendar year in the Northern Hemisphere, or from July 1 until June 30 in the Southern Hemisphere).
Temperatures in Ajuterique are sufficiently warm year round that it is not entirely meaningful to discuss the growing season in these terms. We nevertheless include the chart below as an illustration of the distribution of temperatures experienced throughout the year.
Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in January
Growing degree days are a measure of yearly heat accumulation used to predict plant and animal development, and defined as the integral of warmth above a base temperature, discarding any excess above a maximum temperature. In this report, we use a base of 50°F and a cap of 86°F.
The average accumulated growing degree days in Ajuterique are rapidly increasing during January, increasing by 652°F, from 1°F to 652°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in January
This section discusses the total daily incident shortwave solar energy reaching the surface of the ground over a wide area, taking full account of seasonal variations in the length of the day, the elevation of the Sun above the horizon, and absorption by clouds and other atmospheric constituents. Shortwave radiation includes visible light and ultraviolet radiation.
The average daily incident shortwave solar energy in Ajuterique is gradually increasing during January, rising by 0.7 kWh, from 5.5 kWh to 6.1 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in January
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Ajuterique are 14.383 deg latitude, -87.700 deg longitude, and 2,106 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of Ajuterique contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,509 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,208 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,148 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,763 feet).
The area within 2 miles of Ajuterique is covered by grassland (43%), cropland (33%), and trees (15%), within 10 miles by grassland (36%) and trees (32%), and within 50 miles by trees (49%) and grassland (24%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in Ajuterique year round, based on a statistical analysis of historical hourly weather reports and model reconstructions from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 2016.
Temperature and Dew Point
There are 3 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Ajuterique.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Ajuterique according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.
The estimated value at Ajuterique is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Ajuterique and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Soto Cano Air Base (97%, 9 kilometers, east); Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (1.7%, 121 kilometers, north); and Santa Rosa De Copan (1.7%, 125 kilometers, west).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Tables of the Sun, Moon and Planets , by Jean Meeus.
All other weather data, including cloud cover, precipitation, wind speed and direction, and solar flux, come from NASA's MERRA-2 Modern-Era Retrospective Analysis . This reanalysis combines a variety of wide-area measurements in a state-of-the-art global meteorological model to reconstruct the hourly history of weather throughout the world on a 50-kilometer grid.
Land Use data comes from the Global Land Cover SHARE database , published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Elevation data comes from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) , published by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Names, locations, and time zones of places and some airports come from the GeoNames Geographical Database .
Time zones for aiports and weather stations are provided by AskGeo.com .
Maps are © Esri, with data from National Geographic, Esri, DeLorme, NAVTEQ, UNEP-WCMC, USGS, NASA, ESA, METI, NRCAN, GEBCO, NOAA, and iPC.
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