October Weather in La Masica Honduras
Daily high temperatures decrease by 3°F, from 88°F to 84°F, rarely falling below 78°F or exceeding 91°F.
Daily low temperatures decrease by 2°F, from 73°F to 71°F, rarely falling below 68°F or exceeding 75°F.
For reference, on May 23, the hottest day of the year, temperatures in La Masica typically range from 74°F to 90°F, while on January 21, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 82°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in October in La Masica
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on October. 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 October in La Masica
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The month of October in La Masica experiences very rapidly decreasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy decreasing from 85% to 67%.
The clearest day of the month is October 31, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 34% of the time.
For reference, on June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 89%, while on January 14, the clearest day of the year, the chance of clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy skies is 78%.
Cloud Cover Categories in October in La Masica
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. In La Masica, the chance of a wet day over the course of October is essentially constant, remaining around 40% throughout.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 41% on October 6, and its lowest chance is 8% on April 17.
Probability of Precipitation in October in La Masica
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 October in La Masica is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 4.5 inches, when it rarely exceeds 9.7 inches or falls below 0.8 inches, and ending the month at 5.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 13.0 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
The highest average 31-day accumulation is 5.9 inches on October 30.
Average Monthly Rainfall in October in La Masica
Over the course of October in La Masica, the length of the day is gradually decreasing. From the start to the end of the month, the length of the day decreases by 25 minutes, implying an average daily decrease of 49 seconds, and weekly decrease of 5 minutes, 45 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is October 31, with 11 hours, 34 minutes of daylight and the longest day is October 1, with 11 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in October in La Masica
The earliest sunrise of the month in La Masica is 5:38 AM on October 1 and the latest sunrise is 6 minutes later at 5:44 AM on October 31.
The latest sunset is 5:37 PM on October 1 and the earliest sunset is 18 minutes earlier at 5:19 PM on October 31.
Daylight saving time is not observed in La Masica during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:18 AM and sets 13 hours, 3 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, 12 minutes later, at 5:22 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in October in La Masica
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for October 2021. The horizontal axis is the day, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the colored areas indicate when the moon is above the horizon. The vertical gray bars (new Moons) and blue bars (full Moons) indicate key Moon phases. The label associated with each bar indicates the date and time that the phase is obtained, and the companion time labels indicate the rise and set times of the Moon for the nearest time interval in which the moon is above the horizon.
Moon Rise, Set & Phases in October in La Masica
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 La Masica is gradually decreasing during October, falling from 100% to 97% over the course of the month.
For reference, on August 13, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 14, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 85% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in October in La Masica
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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 La Masica is gradually increasing during October, increasing from 4.6 miles per hour to 5.4 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 14, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.9 miles per hour, while on September 29, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 4.6 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in October in La Masica
The wind direction in La Masica during October is predominantly out of the east from October 1 to October 17 and the north from October 17 to October 31.
Wind Direction in October in La Masica
La Masica is located near a large body of water (e.g., ocean, sea, or large lake). This section reports on the wide-area average surface temperature of that water.
The average surface water temperature in La Masica is essentially constant during October, remaining within 1°F of 84°F throughout.
Average Water Temperature in October in La Masica
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 La Masica 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 October in La Masica
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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 La Masica are rapidly increasing during October, increasing by 835°F, from 7,733°F to 8,568°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in October in La Masica
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 La Masica is essentially constant during October, remaining within 0.1 kWh of 4.9 kWh throughout.
The lowest average daily incident shortwave solar energy during October is 4.8 kWh on October 4.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in October in La Masica
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Masica are 15.617 deg latitude, -87.117 deg longitude, and 92 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Masica contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,706 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 269 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,893 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,081 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Masica is covered by cropland (34%), trees (32%), grassland (20%), and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by trees (60%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by water (39%) and trees (37%).
This report illustrates the typical weather in La Masica, 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 La Masica.
For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and La Masica 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 La Masica is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between La Masica and a given station.
The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Ceiba Airport (MHLC, 77%, 32 kilometers, northeast); Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (MHLM, 16%, 88 kilometers, west); and Soto Cano Air Base (MHSC, 7%, 147 kilometers, south).
All data relating to the Sun's position (e.g., sunrise and sunset) are computed using astronomical formulas from the book, Astronomical Algorithms 2nd Edition , 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 airports 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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We draw particular cautious attention to our reliance on the MERRA-2 model-based reconstructions for a number of important data series. While having the tremendous advantages of temporal and spatial completeness, these reconstructions: (1) are based on computer models that may have model-based errors, (2) are coarsely sampled on a 50 km grid and are therefore unable to reconstruct the local variations of many microclimates, and (3) have particular difficulty with the weather in some coastal areas, especially small islands.
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