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Average Weather in Dulce Nombre de Culmí Honduras

In Dulce Nombre de Culmí, the summers are short, hot, oppressive, and mostly cloudy and the winters are short, comfortable, muggy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 64°F to 88°F and is rarely below 60°F or above 93°F.

Based on the tourism score, the best time of year to visit Dulce Nombre de Culmí for warm-weather activities is from mid December to late March.

Climate Summary

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Temperature

The hot season lasts for 2.1 months, from March 31 to June 3, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is May 4, with an average high of 88°F and low of 71°F.

The cool season lasts for 2.4 months, from November 22 to February 6, with an average daily high temperature below 82°F. The coldest day of the year is January 20, with an average low of 64°F and high of 81°F.

Average High and Low Temperature

Average High and Low Temperature in Dulce Nombre de CulmíhotcoolcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F10°F10°F20°F20°F30°F30°F40°F40°F50°F50°F60°F60°F70°F70°F80°F80°F90°F90°F100°F100°FJan 2081°FJan 2081°FMay 488°FMay 488°F64°F64°F71°F71°FMar 3187°FMar 3187°FJun 387°FJun 387°FNov 2282°FNov 2282°F68°F68°F71°F71°F66°F66°FNowNow
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 Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM12 AM4 AM4 AM8 AM8 AM12 PM12 PM4 PM4 PM8 PM8 PM12 AM12 AMNowNowcomfortablecomfortablewarmhotcool
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 average hourly temperature, color coded into bands. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

Gampola, Sri Lanka (10,640 miles away); Malang, Indonesia (11,126 miles); and Salinas, Philippines (9,618 miles) are the far-away foreign places with temperatures most similar to Dulce Nombre de Culmí (view comparison).

Clouds

In Dulce Nombre de Culmí, 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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí begins around November 21 and lasts for 5.0 months, ending around April 21. On January 16, 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 21 and lasts for 7.0 months, ending around November 21. On June 14, the cloudiest day of the year, the sky is overcast or mostly cloudy 88% of the time, and clear, mostly clear, or partly cloudy 12% of the time.

Cloud Cover Categories

Cloud Cover Categories in Dulce Nombre de CulmíclearerclearercloudierJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%10%90%20%80%30%70%40%60%50%50%60%40%70%30%80%20%90%10%100%0%Jan 1677%Jan 1677%Jun 1412%Jun 1412%Nov 2145%Nov 2145%Apr 2145%Apr 2145%NowNowclearmostly clearpartly cloudymostly cloudyovercast
0% clear 20% mostly clear 40% partly cloudy 60% mostly cloudy 80% overcast 100%
The percentage of time spent in each cloud cover band, categorized by the percentage of the sky covered by clouds.

Precipitation

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

The wetter season lasts 6.3 months, from May 24 to December 1, with a greater than 23% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 38% on July 17.

The drier season lasts 5.7 months, from December 1 to May 24. The smallest chance of a wet day is 7% on March 26.

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 38% on July 17.

Daily Chance of Precipitation

Daily Chance of Precipitation in Dulce Nombre de CulmíwetdrydryJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Jul 1738%Jul 1738%Mar 267%Mar 267%Jan 115%Jan 115%May 2423%May 2423%NowNowrain
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. Dulce Nombre de Culmí experiences significant seasonal variation in monthly rainfall.

Rain falls throughout the year in Dulce Nombre de Culmí. The most rain falls during the 31 days centered around October 15, with an average total accumulation of 3.9 inches.

The least rain falls around April 1, with an average total accumulation of 0.7 inches.

Average Monthly Rainfall

Average Monthly Rainfall in Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 in0 in2 in2 in4 in4 in6 in6 in8 in8 inOct 153.9 inOct 153.9 inApr 10.7 inApr 10.7 inJun 183.5 inJun 183.5 inAug 232.9 inAug 232.9 inNowNow
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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí varies over the course of the year. In 2021, the shortest day is December 21, with 11 hours, 14 minutes of daylight; the longest day is June 20, with 13 hours, 1 minute of daylight.

Hours of Daylight and Twilight

Hours of Daylight and Twilight in Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 hr24 hr4 hr20 hr8 hr16 hr12 hr12 hr16 hr8 hr20 hr4 hr24 hr0 hr12 hr, 6 minMar 2012 hr, 6 minMar 2013 hr, 1 minJun 2013 hr, 1 minJun 2012 hr, 7 minSep 2212 hr, 7 minSep 2211 hr, 14 minDec 2111 hr, 14 minDec 21nightnightdayNowNow
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 5:11 AM on June 2, and the latest sunrise is 1 hour, 1 minute later at 6:12 AM on January 21. The earliest sunset is at 5:09 PM on November 21, and the latest sunset is 1 hour, 7 minutes later at 6:16 PM on July 7.

Daylight saving time (DST) is not observed in Dulce Nombre de Culmí during 2021.

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight

Sunrise & Sunset with Twilight in Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec12 AM2 AM4 AM6 AM8 AM10 AM12 PM2 PM4 PM6 PM8 PM10 PMJun 25:11 AMJun 25:11 AM6:16 PMJul 76:16 PMJul 7Nov 215:09 PMNov 215:09 PM6:12 AMJan 216:12 AMJan 21daynightnightSolarMidnightSolarMidnightSolarNoonSunriseSunsetNowNow
The solar day over the course of the year 2021. 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.

Moon

The figure below presents a compact representation of key lunar data for 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.

Moon Rise, Set & Phases

The time in which the moon is above the horizon (light blue area), with new moons (dark gray lines) and full moons (blue lines) indicated. The shaded overlays indicate night and civil twilight.

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.

Dulce Nombre de Culmí experiences significant seasonal variation in the perceived humidity.

The muggier period of the year lasts for 9.3 months, from April 6 to January 14, during which time the comfort level is muggy, oppressive, or miserable at least 70% of the time. The muggiest day of the year is September 18, with muggy conditions 100% of the time.

The least muggy day of the year is March 10, with muggy conditions 60% of the time.

Humidity Comfort Levels

Humidity Comfort Levels in Dulce Nombre de CulmímuggyJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%0%10%10%20%20%30%30%40%40%50%50%60%60%70%70%80%80%90%90%100%100%Mar 1060%Mar 1060%100%Sep 18100%Sep 18Jan 1470%Jan 1470%NowNowoppressiveoppressivemuggymuggyhumidhumidmiserablemiserablecomfortablecomfortable
dry 55°F comfortable 60°F humid 65°F muggy 70°F oppressive 75°F miserable
The percentage of time spent at various humidity comfort levels, categorized by dew point.

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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí does not vary significantly over the course of the year, remaining within 0.5 miles per hour of 3.0 miles per hour throughout.

Average Wind Speed

Average Wind Speed in Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0.0 mph0.0 mph0.5 mph0.5 mph1.0 mph1.0 mph1.5 mph1.5 mph2.0 mph2.0 mph2.5 mph2.5 mph3.0 mph3.0 mph3.5 mph3.5 mph4.0 mph4.0 mph4.5 mph4.5 mph5.0 mph5.0 mph5.5 mph5.5 mphMar 173.5 mphMar 173.5 mphSep 292.5 mphSep 292.5 mphNowNow
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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí varies throughout the year.

The wind is most often from the east for 9.5 months, from January 3 to October 20, with a peak percentage of 90% on July 13. The wind is most often from the north for 2.5 months, from October 20 to January 3, with a peak percentage of 50% on January 1.

Wind Direction

Wind Direction in Dulce Nombre de CulmíENJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%100%20%80%40%60%60%40%80%20%100%0%NowNoweastnorthsouth
northeastsouthwest
The percentage of hours in which the mean wind direction is from each of the four cardinal wind directions, excluding hours in which the mean wind speed is less than 1.0 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

Dulce Nombre de Culmí 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 2.2 months, from August 17 to October 24, with an average temperature above 84°F. The day of the year with the warmest water is September 19, with an average temperature of 85°F.

The time of year with cooler water lasts for 3.4 months, from December 18 to March 31, 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

Average Water Temperature in Dulce Nombre de CulmíwarmcoolJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec78°F78°F79°F79°F80°F80°F81°F81°F82°F82°F83°F83°F84°F84°F85°F85°F86°F86°F87°F87°FSep 1985°FSep 1985°F80°FJan 2980°FJan 29Aug 1784°FAug 1784°FOct 2484°FOct 2484°FDec 1881°FDec 1881°FMar 3181°FMar 3181°FNowNow
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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí 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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí for general outdoor tourist activities is from mid December to late March, with a peak score in the second week of January.

Tourism Score

Tourism Score in Dulce Nombre de Culmíbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810107.77.74.14.15.15.14.44.4NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudscloudstemperaturetemperature tourism 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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí for hot-weather activities is from early March to late April, with a peak score in the last week of March.

Beach/Pool Score

Beach/Pool Score in Dulce Nombre de Culmíbest timeJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec002244668810106.96.94.84.85.65.64.94.9NowNowprecipitationprecipitationcloudsclouds beach/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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí 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 Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0%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 3NowNowcoolcomfortablewarmhot
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 percentage of time spent in various temperature bands. 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 Dulce Nombre de CulmíJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0°F0°F1,000°F1,000°F2,000°F2,000°F3,000°F3,000°F4,000°F4,000°F5,000°F5,000°F6,000°F6,000°F7,000°F7,000°F8,000°F8,000°F9,000°F9,000°FJan 590°FJan 590°FMar 221,800°FMar 221,800°FDec 319,014°FDec 319,014°FNowNow
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 10 to May 7, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter above 6.7 kWh. The brightest day of the year is April 9, with an average of 7.2 kWh.

The darker period of the year lasts for 4.3 months, from September 9 to January 18, with an average daily incident shortwave energy per square meter below 5.4 kWh. The darkest day of the year is December 3, with an average of 5.0 kWh.

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy

Average Daily Incident Shortwave Solar Energy in Dulce Nombre de CulmíbrightdarkJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec0 kWh0 kWh1 kWh1 kWh2 kWh2 kWh3 kWh3 kWh4 kWh4 kWh5 kWh5 kWh6 kWh6 kWh7 kWh7 kWh8 kWh8 kWhApr 97.2 kWhApr 97.2 kWhDec 35.0 kWhDec 35.0 kWhSep 95.4 kWhSep 95.4 kWhJan 185.4 kWhJan 185.4 kWhNowNow
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 Dulce Nombre de Culmí are 15.100 deg latitude, -85.533 deg longitude, and 1,726 ft elevation.

The topography within 2 miles of Dulce Nombre de Culmí contains only modest variations in elevation, with a maximum elevation change of 361 feet and an average elevation above sea level of 1,731 feet. Within 10 miles contains only modest variations in elevation (4,984 feet). Within 50 miles also contains extreme variations in elevation (7,641 feet).

The area within 2 miles of Dulce Nombre de Culmí is covered by trees (62%), cropland (18%), and grassland (16%), within 10 miles by trees (75%) and cropland (13%), and within 50 miles by trees (73%) and cropland (12%).

Data Sources

This report illustrates the typical weather in Dulce Nombre de Culmí, 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 is only a single weather station, Catacamas, in our network suitable to be used as a proxy for the historical temperature and dew point records of Dulce Nombre de Culmí.

At a distance of 48 kilometers from Dulce Nombre de Culmí, closer than our threshold of 150 kilometers, this station is deemed sufficiently nearby to be relied upon as our primary source for temperature and dew point records.

The station records are corrected for the elevation difference between the station and Dulce Nombre de Culmí according to the International Standard Atmosphere , and by the relative change present in the MERRA-2 satellite-era reanalysis between the two locations.

Please note that the station records themselves may additionally have been back-filled using other nearby stations or the MERRA-2 reanalysis.

Other Data

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.

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.