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Average Weather in Yoro Honduras

In Yoro, the summers are short, hot, and mostly cloudy; the winters are comfortable and partly cloudy; and it is muggy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 60°F to 89°F and is rarely below 55°F or above 94°F.

The hot season lasts for 2.5 months, from March 25 to June 9, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is May 4, with an average high of 89°F and low of 67°F.

The cool season lasts for 3.2 months, from October 29 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 80°F. The coldest day of the year is January 21, with an average low of 60°F and high of 79°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 YoroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM4 AM8 AM12 PM4 PM8 PM12 AMhotcoolwarmcomfortable
The average hourly temperature, color coded into bands: frigid < 15°F < freezing < 32°F < chilly < 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 Yoro, 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 Yoro begins around November 17 and lasts for 5.2 months, ending around April 22. On January 20, the clearest day of the year, the sky is clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 77% of the time, and overcast or mostly cloudy 23% of the time.

The cloudier part of the year begins around April 22 and lasts for 6.8 months, ending around November 17. On June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 90% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 10% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in YoroclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 2077%Jan 2077%Jun 1410%Jun 1410%Nov 1743%Nov 1743%Apr 2242%Apr 2242%clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercastmostly clear
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 Yoro varies significantly throughout the year.

The wetter season lasts 6.1 months, from May 21 to November 23, with a greater than 26% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 43% on September 9.

The drier season lasts 5.9 months, from November 23 to May 21. 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 43% on September 9.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in YorowetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Sep 943%Sep 943%Mar 298%Mar 298%Jan 116%Jan 116%May 2126%May 2126%Nov 2326%Nov 2326%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. Yoro experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Yoro. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 15, with an average total accumulation of 4.1 inches.

The least rain falls around April 9, 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 Yoro varies over the course of the year. In 2017, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 2 minutes of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

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 5:17 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 1 minute later at 6:18 AM on January 21. The earliest sunset is at 5:15 PM on November 20, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 8 minutes later at 6:23 PM on July 7.

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

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in YoroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PM12 AMJun 25:17 AMJun 25:17 AM6:23 PMJul 76:23 PMJul 7Nov 205:15 PMNov 205:15 PM6:18 AMJan 216:18 AMJan 21daynightnightnightnight
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.

Yoro experiences extreme seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 8.6 months, from April 6 to December 25, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 48% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 19, with muggy conditions 98% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is February 21, with muggy conditions 31% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in YoromuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%10%20%30%40%50%60%70%80%90%100%Feb 2131%Feb 2131%98%Sep 1998%Sep 19Apr 649%Apr 649%Dec 2548%Dec 2548%oppressiveoppressivehumidhumidmuggymuggycomfortablecomfortable
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 Yoro does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.4 miles per hour of 2.6 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in YoroJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph5.0 mphMar 113.0 mphMar 113.0 mphSep 212.1 mphSep 212.1 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 Yoro varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 4.8 months, from May 13 to October 8, with a peak percentage of 80% on July 13. The wind is most often from the north for 7.2 months, from October 8 to May 13, with a peak percentage of 61% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in YoroNENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%eastnorthsouth
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

Yoro 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 2.5 months, from August 3 to October 18, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 10, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.3 months, from December 13 to March 23, with an average temperature below 81°F. The day of the year with the coolest water is January 29, 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.

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 1.8 months, from March 4 to April 28, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is March 27, with an average of 7.1 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from September 8 to January 17, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.5 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 11, with an average of 5.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in YorobrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh1 kWh2 kWh3 kWh4 kWh5 kWh6 kWh7 kWh8 kWhMar 277.1 kWhMar 277.1 kWhDec 115.0 kWhDec 115.0 kWhSep 85.5 kWhSep 85.5 kWhJan 175.4 kWhJan 175.4 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 Yoro are 15.137 deg latitude, -87.128 deg longitude, and 2,221 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Yoro contains significant variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 817 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 2,174 feet. Within 10 miles contains significant variations in elevation (5,850 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (8,048 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Yoro is covered by cropland (34%), trees (30%), grassland (22%), and shrubs (14%), within 10 miles by trees (54%) and cropland (19%), and within 50 miles by trees (59%) and cropland (16%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Yoro, 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 Yoro.

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

The stations contributing to this reconstruction are: La Ceiba Airport (36%, 73 kilometers, northeast); Ramón Villeda Morales International Airport (29%, 92 kilometers, west); and Soto Cano Air Base (35%, 99 kilometers, southwest).

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.