Tropical Weater Patterns

Honduras is a land of abundant sunshine. Although the whole of the country falls within the tropics, Honduras has three climatic zones: Caribbean lowlands, interior, and Pacific lowlands. The Caribbean zone is frequently hot and humid, and rainfall occurs fairly evenly throughout the year. Highs on that coast range from 80-90 degrees F. The mountainous interior has a range of temperatures, depending on elevation. The capital, Tegucigalpa, has highs year around from 75-85 degrees F in a sheltered valley in the interior. Meanwhile, frost and freezing temperatures can occur at higher altitudes. Summer in the interior happens from November to April, which is the dry season for that region.

Travelers on a cruise to Honduras should be aware that the country’s Caribbean side lies along a hurricane belt, and should plan to avoid traveling during the late summer.