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Average Weather in Santa Lucía Honduras

In Santa Lucía, the wet season is muggy and overcast, the dry season is mostly clear, and it is warm year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 88°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 92°F.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.0 months, from March 19 to May 18, with an average daily high temperature above 86°F. The hottest day of the year is April 13, with an average high of 88°F and low of 65°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.4 months, from October 18 to January 30, with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is January 15, with an average low of 61°F and high of 79°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Santa LucíahotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F10°F20°F30°F40°F50°F60°F70°F80°F90°F100°FJan 1579°FJan 1579°FApr 1388°FApr 1388°F61°F61°F65°F65°FMay 1886°FMay 1886°FOct 1880°FOct 1880°F63°F63°F67°F67°F66°F66°FLowHigh
The daily average high (red line) and low (blue line) temperature, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted lines are the corresponding average perceived temperatures.

The figure below shows you a compact characterization of the entire year of hourly average temperatures. The horizontal axis is the day of the year, the vertical axis is the hour of the day, and the color is the average temperature for that hour and day.

Average Hourly Temperature

Average Hourly Temperature in Santa LucíaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotcoolwarmcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < very cold < 45°F < cold < 55°F < cool < 65°F < comfortable < 75°F < warm < 85°F < hot < 95°F < sweltering. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Clouds

In Santa Lucía, the average percentage of the sky covered by clouds experiences extreme seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The clearer part of the year in Santa Lucía begins around November 16 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 17. On January 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 78% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 22% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 17 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 16. On June 13, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 93% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 7% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Santa LucíaclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 2778%Jan 2778%Jun 137%Jun 137%Nov 1642%Nov 1642%Apr 1743%Apr 1743%mostly cloudyclearovercastmostly clearpartly cloudy
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds: clear < 20% < mostly clear < 40% < partly cloudy < 60% < mostly cloudy < 80% < overcast.

Precipitation

A wet day is one with at least 0.04 inches of liquid or liquid-equivalent precipitation. The chance of wet days in Santa Lucía varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.4 months, from May 15 to October 26, with a greater than 25% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 47% on September 15.

The drier season lasts 6.6 months, from October 26 to May 15. The smallest chance of a wet day is 2% on March 9.

Among wet days, we distinguish between those that experience rain alone, snow alone, or a mixture of the two. Based on this categorization, the most common form of precipitation throughout the year is rain alone, with a peak probability of 47% on September 15.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Santa LucíawetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1547%Sep 1547%Mar 92%Mar 92%Jan 14%Jan 14%May 1525%May 1525%Oct 2625%Oct 2625%rain
The percentage of days in which various types of precipitation are observed, excluding trace quantities: rain alone, snow alone, and mixed (both rain and snow fell in the same day).

Rainfall

To show variation within the months and not just the monthly totals, we show the rainfall accumulated over a sliding 31-day period centered around each day of the year. Santa Lucía experiences extreme seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

The rainy period of the year lasts for 8.1 months, from April 8 to December 10, with a sliding 31-day rainfall of at least 0.5 inches. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around June 16, with an average total accumulation of 5.3 inches.

The rainless period of the year lasts for 3.9 months, from December 10 to April 8. The least rain falls around February 15, with an average total accumulation of 0.2 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

The average rainfall (solid line) accumulated over the course of a sliding 31-day period centered on the day in question, with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands. The thin dotted line is the corresponding average liquid-equivalent snowfall.

Sun

The length of the day in Santa Lucía varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 17 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 12 hours, 59 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Santa LucíaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 59 minJun 2012 hr, 59 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 17 minDec 2111 hr, 17 minDec 21nightnightday
The number of hours during which the Sun is visible (black line). From bottom (most yellow) to top (most gray), the color bands indicate: full daylight, twilight (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and full night.

The earliest sunrise is at 5:26 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 59 minutes later at 6:25 AM on January 22. The earliest sunset is at 5:24 PM on November 20, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 5 minutes later at 6:30 PM on July 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Santa Lucía during 2017.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Santa LucíaJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 25:26 AMJun 25:26 AM6:30 PMJul 86:30 PMJul 8Nov 205:24 PMNov 205:24 PM6:25 AMJan 226:25 AMJan 22daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2017. From bottom to top, the black lines are the previous solar midnight, sunrise, solar noon, sunset, and the next solar midnight. The day, twilights (civil, nautical, and astronomical), and night are indicated by the color bands from yellow to gray.

Humidity

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.

Santa Lucía experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 7.3 months, from April 12 to November 21, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 20% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is June 14, with muggy conditions 74% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 2% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Santa LucíamuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 302%Jan 302%Jun 1474%Jun 1474%Apr 1220%Apr 1220%Nov 2120%Nov 2120%humidhumiddrydrymuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point: dry < 55°F < comfortable < 60°F < humid < 65°F < muggy < 70°F < oppressive < 75°F < miserable.

Wind

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 Santa Lucía experiences significant seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 5.6 months, from October 26 to April 13, with average wind speeds of more than 6.6 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is January 13, with an average hourly wind speed of 9.0 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 6.4 months, from April 13 to October 26. The calmest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 4.1 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

The average of mean hourly wind speeds (dark gray line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

The predominant average hourly wind direction in Santa Lucía varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the south for 3.0 weeks, from May 29 to June 19 and for 1.1 weeks, from September 11 to September 19, with a peak percentage of 39% on June 8. The wind is most often from the north for 2.7 months, from June 19 to September 11 and for 8.3 months, from September 19 to May 29, with a peak percentage of 58% on July 25.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Santa LucíaNSNNJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%northsoutheastwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions (north, east, south, and west), excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1 mph. The lightly tinted areas at the boundaries are the percentage of hours spent in the implied intermediate directions (northeast, southeast, southwest, and northwest).

Water Temperature

Santa Lucía 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 water temperature does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 2°F of 84°F throughout.

Average Water Temperature

The daily average water temperature (purple line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Solar Energy

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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The brighter period of the year lasts for 1.9 months, from February 21 to April 16, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.5 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 23, with an average of 7.0 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 2.2 months, from August 22 to October 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.1 kWh. The darkest day of the year is September 30, with an average of 4.7 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Santa LucíabrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 237.0 kWhMar 237.0 kWhSep 304.7 kWhSep 304.7 kWhAug 225.1 kWhAug 225.1 kWh
The average daily shortwave solar energy reaching the ground per square meter (orange line), with 25th to 75th and 10th to 90th percentile bands.

Topography

For the purposes of this report, the geographical coordinates of Santa Lucía are 14.417 deg latitude, -89.200 deg longitude, and 2,805 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Santa Lucía contains very significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 1,355 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,668 feet. Within 10 miles contains very significant variations in elevation (6,909 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (9,022 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Santa Lucía is covered by grassland (51%), cropland (30%), and trees (19%), within 10 miles by trees (44%) and cropland (37%), and within 50 miles by cropland (35%) and trees (33%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Santa Lucía, 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 Santa Lucía.

For each station, the records are corrected for the elevation difference between that station and Santa Lucía 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 Santa Lucía is computed as the weighted average of the individual contributions from each station, with weights proportional to the inverse of the distance between Santa Lucía and a given station.

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Santa Rosa De Copan (63%, 61 kilometers, northeast); Aeropuerto Internacional El Salvador (20%, 110 kilometers, south); and La Aurora International Airport (16%, 144 kilometers, west).

Other Data

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.

Disclaimer

The information on this site is provided as is, without any assurances as to its accuracy or suitability for any purpose. Weather data is prone to errors, outages, and other defects. We assume no responsibility for any decisions made on the basis of the content presented on this site.

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.