The best times to visit Copan Ruinas for ideal weather are
December 3rd to March 25th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Copan Ruinas Travel Guide
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Weather in Copan Ruinas
Average temperatures in Copan Ruinas vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 60th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Copan Ruinas, the hottest months are April, May, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late April where highs are regularly around 86.1°F (30.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 62°F (16.7°C) at night.
Copan Ruinas Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Copan Ruinas Temperatures (Celsius)
The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.
Copan Ruinas Perceived Temperature (F)
Copan Ruinas Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Copan Ruinas Temperatures by Month
Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Copan Ruinas are March, April, and then February. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late March. For example, on the week of March 26th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late August to early September with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of August 27th.
When can you find snow in Copan Ruinas? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.
Chance of Precipitation
The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Copan Ruinas.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Copan Ruinas (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Copan Ruinas has some very humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is April (54.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (79.4%).
Wind in Copan Ruinas is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and May. March’s average wind speed of around 3.6 knots (4.1 MPH or 6.6 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late March where average top sustained speeds reach 8.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Copan Ruinas.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
Average Wind Speeds
Show Wind Speeds
All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.
|Month||Avg. Wind||Avg. Wind Feel||Sustained High Wind||High Wind Feel|
|Jan||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.2||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.1||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||3.6||Barely noticeable||8.6||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.5||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|May||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.7||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||2.9||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Jul||3.2||Barely noticeable||7.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||2.7||Barely noticeable||7.1||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.6||Light breeze|
|Nov||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.5||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||2.5||Barely noticeable||6.5||Light breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Copan Ruinas?
Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Honduras; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 30, 2019.
The Busiest and Least Crowded Months
The busiest month for tourism in Copan Ruinas, Honduras is July, followed by February and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Copan Ruinas in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.
Estimated Tourism by Month
Most Popular Months to Visit
Overall Copan Ruinas Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 86.1°F (30.1°C) and 79.1°F (26.2°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 8 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 11 to 13 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Copan Ruinas, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 82.2°F (27.9°C) and 72.1°F (22.3°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 9 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is perfect this time of year in Copan Ruinas to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 73.4°F (23°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 6 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.