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Average Weather in Laguna Verde Honduras

In Laguna Verde, the summers are short, warm, oppressive, and overcast and the winters are comfortable, muggy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 61°F to 85°F and is rarely below 56°F or above 91°F.

Climate Summary

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Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Laguna Verde for warm-weather activities is from late November to early April.

Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.9 months, from March 28 to June 23, with an average daily high temperature above 83°F. The hottest day of the year is May 10, with an average high of 85°F and low of 67°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.0 months, from November 6 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 77°F. The coldest day of the year is January 30, with an average low of 61°F and high of 76°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

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 Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMcoolcoolcomfortablewarmcoolcool
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.

Lubuagan, Philippines (9,438 miles away) is the far-away foreign place with temperatures most similar to Laguna Verde (view comparison).

Clouds

In Laguna Verde, 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 Laguna Verde begins around November 15 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around April 22. On January 27, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 76% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 24% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 22 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around November 15. On June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 91% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 9% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Laguna VerdeclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 2776%Jan 2776%Jun 149%Jun 149%Nov 1542%Nov 1542%Apr 2243%Apr 2243%clearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
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 Laguna Verde varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 5.5 months, from May 19 to November 4, with a greater than 27% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 45% on September 16.

The drier season lasts 6.5 months, from November 4 to May 19. The smallest chance of a wet day is 8% on March 29.

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 45% on September 16.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Laguna VerdewetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 1645%Sep 1645%Mar 298%Mar 298%Jan 116%Jan 116%May 1927%May 1927%Nov 427%Nov 427%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. Laguna Verde experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Laguna Verde. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around September 20, with an average total accumulation of 4.7 inches.

The least rain falls around March 21, with an average total accumulation of 0.8 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 Laguna Verde varies over the course of the year. In 2018, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 21, with 13 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 2 minJun 2113 hr, 2 minJun 2112 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 14 minDec 2111 hr, 14 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 5:21 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 1 minute later at 6:22 AM on January 22. The earliest sunset is at 5:19 PM on November 21, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 8 minutes later at 6:27 PM on July 8.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Laguna Verde during 2018.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 25:21 AMJun 25:21 AM6:27 PMJul 86:27 PMJul 8Nov 215:19 PMNov 215:19 PM6:22 AMJan 226:22 AMJan 22daynightnightnightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunset
The solar day over the course of the year 2018. 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.

Laguna Verde experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.0 months, from March 22 to December 22, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 61% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 14, with muggy conditions 99% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is January 30, with muggy conditions 48% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Laguna VerdemuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Jan 3048%Jan 3048%99%Sep 1499%Sep 14Mar 2261%Mar 2261%Dec 2261%Dec 2261%oppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidcomfortablecomfortable
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 Laguna Verde experiences mild seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The windier part of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 19 to May 18, with average wind speeds of more than 2.7 miles per hour. The windiest day of the year is February 24, with an average hourly wind speed of 3.3 miles per hour.

The calmer time of year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 18 to October 19. The calmest day of the year is September 14, with an average hourly wind speed of 2.2 miles per hour.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Laguna VerdewindywindyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.5 mphFeb 243.3 mphFeb 243.3 mphSep 142.2 mphSep 142.2 mphMay 182.7 mphMay 182.7 mph
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 Laguna Verde is from the north throughout the year.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%northeastsouth
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

Laguna Verde 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 experiences some seasonal variation over the course of the year.

The time of year with warmer water lasts for 4.7 months, from May 24 to October 15, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 5, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.1 months, from December 11 to March 15, with an average temperature below 81°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 23, with an average temperature of 80°F.

Average Water Temperature

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

Best Time of Year to Visit

To characterize how pleasant the weather is in Laguna Verde throughout the year, we compute two travel scores.

The tourism score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 65°F and 80°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Laguna Verde for general outdoor tourist activities is from late November to early April, with a peak score in the last week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Laguna Verdebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468107.67.64.14.15.15.14.54.5 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturetourism score
The tourism score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

The beach/pool score favors clear, rainless days with perceived temperatures between 75°F and 90°F. Based on this score, the best time of year to visit Laguna Verde for hot-weather activities is from mid March to mid May, with a peak score in the first week of April.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Laguna Verdebest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec02468105.35.33.43.44.64.64.04.0 precipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperaturebeach/pool score
The beach/pool score (filled area), and its constituents: the temperature score (red line), the cloud cover score (blue line), and the precipitation score (green line).

Methodology

For each hour between 8:00 AM and 9:00 PM of each day in the analysis period (1980 to 2016), independent scores are computed for perceived temperature, cloud cover, and total precipitation. Those scores are combined into a single hourly composite score, which is then aggregated into days, averaged over all the years in the analysis period, and smoothed.

Our cloud cover score is 10 for fully clear skies, falling linearly to 9 for mostly clear skies, and to 1 for fully overcast skies.

Our precipitation score, which is based on the three-hour precipitation centered on the hour in question, is 10 for no precipitation, falling linearly to 9 for trace precipitation, and to 0 for 0.04 inches of precipitation or more.

Our tourism temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 50°F, rising linearly to 9 for 65°F, to 10 for 75°F, falling linearly to 9 for 80°F, and to 1 for 90°F or hotter.

Our beach/pool temperature score is 0 for perceived temperatures below 65°F, rising linearly to 9 for 75°F, to 10 for 82°F, falling linearly to 9 for 90°F, and to 1 for 100°F or hotter.

Growing Season

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 Laguna Verde 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

Time Spent in Various Temperature Bands and the Growing Season in Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%100%Jan 1100%Jan 1100%Jul 3100%Jul 3coolcomfortablewarmhot
The percentage of time spent in various temperature 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 black line is the percentage chance that a given day is within the growing season.

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.

Growing Degree Days

Growing Degree Days in Laguna VerdeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F1,000°F2,000°F3,000°F4,000°F5,000°F6,000°F7,000°FJan 690°FJan 690°FApr 71,800°FApr 71,800°FDec 317,769°FDec 317,769°F
The average growing degree days accumulated over the course of the year, 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 March 2 to April 29, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.4 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 26, with an average of 6.9 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.2 months, from September 1 to January 8, 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 4.6 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Laguna VerdebrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 266.9 kWhMar 266.9 kWhSep 304.6 kWhSep 304.6 kWhJan 85.1 kWhJan 85.1 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 Laguna Verde are 15.200 deg latitude, -88.167 deg longitude, and 2,425 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Laguna Verde contains extreme variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 3,629 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,573 feet. Within 10 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (4,436 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,950 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Laguna Verde is covered by trees (87%), within 10 miles by trees (84%) and cropland (10%), and within 50 miles by trees (57%) and cropland (18%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Laguna Verde, 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 4 weather stations near enough to contribute to our estimation of the temperature and dew point in Laguna Verde.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (31%, 38 kilometers, northeast); Puerto Barrios Airport (21%, 74 kilometers, northwest); Santa Rosa De Copan (28%, 81 kilometers, southwest); and Soto Cano Air Base (20%, 108 kilometers, southeast).

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.

We further caution that our travel scores are only as good as the data that underpin them, that weather conditions at any given location and time are unpredictable and variable, and that the definition of the scores reflects a particular set of preferences that may not agree with those of any particular reader.