Average Weather in September at La Ceiba Airport Honduras
Daily high temperatures are around 87°F, rarely falling below 84°F or exceeding 90°F.
Daily low temperatures are around 73°F, rarely falling below 71°F or exceeding 75°F. The highest daily average low temperature is 73°F on September 12.
For reference, on June 1, the hottest day of the year, temperatures at La Ceiba Airport typically range from 74°F to 88°F, while on January 27, the coldest day of the year, they range from 67°F to 81°F.
Average High and Low Temperature in September
The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the hourly average temperatures for the quarter of the year centered on September. 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 September
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The month of September at La Ceiba Airport experiences gradually increasing cloud cover, with the percentage of time that the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy increasing from 79% to 84%. The highest chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 85% on September 23.
The clearest day of the month is September 1, with clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy conditions 21% of the time.
For reference, on June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the chance of overcast or mostly cloudy conditions is 88%, 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 September
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A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. At La Ceiba Airport, the chance of a wet day over the course of September is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 34% and ending it at 41%.
For reference, the year's highest daily chance of a wet day is 42% on October 29, and its lowest chance is 7% on April 17.
Probability of Precipitation in September
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 September at La Ceiba Airport is rapidly increasing, starting the month at 3.1 inches, when it rarely exceeds 6.9 inches or falls below 0.7 inches, and ending the month at 4.8 inches, when it rarely exceeds 10.4 inches or falls below 0.9 inches.
Average Monthly Rainfall in September
Over the course of September at La Ceiba Airport, 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 52 seconds, and weekly decrease of 6 minutes, 5 seconds.
The shortest day of the month is September 30, with 12 hours, 0 minutes of daylight and the longest day is September 1, with 12 hours, 25 minutes of daylight.
Hours of Daylight and Twilight in September
The earliest sunrise of the month at La Ceiba Airport is 5:34 AM on September 1 and the latest sunrise is 2 minutes, 34 seconds later at 5:37 AM on September 30.
The latest sunset is 5:59 PM on September 1 and the earliest sunset is 23 minutes earlier at 5:37 PM on September 30.
Daylight saving time is not observed at La Ceiba Airport during 2021.
For reference, on June 21, the longest day of the year, the Sun rises at 5:17 AM and sets 13 hours, 4 minutes later, at 6:21 PM, while on December 21, the shortest day of the year, it rises at 6:09 AM and sets 11 hours, 12 minutes later, at 5:21 PM.
Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in September
The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for September 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 September
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 at La Ceiba Airport is essentially constant during September, remaining around 100% throughout.
For reference, on June 19, the muggiest day of the year, there are muggy conditions 100% of the time, while on January 15, the least muggy day of the year, there are muggy conditions 85% of the time.
Humidity Comfort Levels in September
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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 at La Ceiba Airport is gradually decreasing during September, decreasing from 6.4 miles per hour to 5.8 miles per hour over the course of the month.
For reference, on July 13, the windiest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 7.5 miles per hour, while on September 30, the calmest day of the year, the daily average wind speed is 5.8 miles per hour.
Average Wind Speed in September
The hourly average wind direction at La Ceiba Airport throughout September is predominantly from the east, with a peak proportion of 79% on September 1.
Wind Direction in September
La Ceiba Airport 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 at La Ceiba Airport is essentially constant during September, remaining around 85°F throughout.
The highest average surface water temperature during September is 85°F on September 14.
Average Water Temperature in September
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 at La Ceiba Airport 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 September
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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 at La Ceiba Airport are rapidly increasing during September, increasing by 860°F, from 6,750°F to 7,610°F, over the course of the month.
Growing Degree Days in September
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 at La Ceiba Airport is gradually decreasing during September, falling by 0.6 kWh, from 5.4 kWh to 4.8 kWh, over the course of the month.
Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in September
For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of La Ceiba Airport are 15.742 deg latitude, -86.853 deg longitude, and 56 ft elevation.
The topography within 2 miles of La Ceiba Airport contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 932 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 123 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (7,848 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,081 feet).
The area within 2 miles of La Ceiba Airport is covered by trees (38%), cropland (29%), grassland (20%), and shrubs (11%), within 10 miles by water (42%) and trees (41%), and within 50 miles by water (51%) and trees (31%).
This report illustrates the typical weather at La Ceiba Airport, 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
La Ceiba Airport has a weather station that reported reliably enough during the analysis period that we have included it in our network. When available, historical temperature and dew point measurements are taken directly from this weather station. These records are obtained from NOAA's Integrated Surface Hourly data set, falling back on ICAO METAR records as required.
In the case of missing or erroneous measurements from this station, we fall back on records from nearby stations, adjusted according to typical seasonal and diurnal intra-station differences. For a given day of the year and hour of the day, the fallback station is selected to minimize the prediction error over the years for which there are measurements for both stations.
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 .
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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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