Honduras Weather and Climate
According to COUNTRYAAH, Honduras is a State of Central America (112,492 km²). Capital: Tegucigalpa. Administrative division: departments (18). Population: 7,707,000 residents (2008 estimate). Language: Spanish. Religion: Catholics 86.7%, Protestants 10.5%, others 2.8%. Monetary unit: lempira (100 cents). Human Development Index: 0.714 (117th place). Borders: Sea of the Antilles (N), Nicaragua and Pacific Ocean (S), El Salvador and Guatemala (W). Member of: OAS, UN and WTO.
Honduras is the second largest country in Isthmian America, but one of the least populated. Widely overlooking the Sea of the Antilles (or the Caribbean), to the S it has only a small outlet on the Pacific Ocean at the innermost part of the Gulf of Fonseca; with Nicaragua has definitively resolved the dispute regarding the possession of the territory of Mosquitia, assigned to Honduras in 1895 and reconfirmed in 1960. Since 1971, the Islas del Cisne, or Swan Islands, in the Sea of the Antilles, already occupied by the States, have also been Honduran United. Its name derives from the Spanish term Hondura, which means “depth”; Columbus, when he arrived on the north coast of the country, believed that the waters were very deep there. In fact, the Islas de la Bahía, off the Caribbean coast, emerge from a depth of over 5000 meters. Having failed to agree on a federal union with neighboring states in the 19th century, subject to exploitation by US companies in the 20th century, Honduras is facing the problems bequeathed by the dictatorial regimes, violation of human rights, crime, poverty, illiteracy, after having finally resolved the dispute with El Salvador over the Pacific Ocean.
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Temperatures, precipitation, sunshine in San Pedro Sula (Honduras)
|Daytime temperature||29 ° C||30 ° C||33 ° C||34 ° C||35 ° C||34 ° C||33 ° C||33 ° C||34 ° C||32 ° C||30 ° C||29 ° C|
|Night temperature||20 ° C||20 ° C||21 ° C||23 ° C||24 ° C||24 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||23 ° C||21 ° C||20 ° C|
|Precipitation in mm||72||60||32||32||63||142||110||106||152||148||135||122|
|Hours of sunshine||6||6||8||7||7||7||7||6||6||6||5||5|
The average annual temperature in San Pedro Sula is 26 ° C. For comparison: Munich reaches an average of 8.6 ° C, in Berlin it is 9.6 ° C. The warmest month is May (28.1 ° C), coldest month of January with mean values of 23.5 ° C.
The annual precipitation is 1174 mm on 89 days with precipitation. For comparison: In Munich, 967 mm, in Berlin 570 mm, precipitation is measured annually. There is no rainy season, i.e. months with more than 175 mm of precipitation. You cannot expect snow in any month in San Pedro Sula.
As our climate table shows, March is the sunniest month with an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day. The average annual sunshine is 6.4 hours per day. For comparison: In Munich and Berlin, the sun shines an average of 4.7 hours per day throughout the year.
The following larger towns are nearby and have a similar climate: Choloma, Villanueva, El Progreso and Choloma.