The best times to visit La Ceiba for ideal weather are
March 12th to June 3rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
La Ceiba Travel Guide
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Weather in La Ceiba
Average temperatures in La Ceiba vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The area is far less temperate than some — in the 7th 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 La Ceiba, the hottest months are August, June, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 89.9°F (32.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 73.1°F (22.8°C) at night.
La Ceiba Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
La Ceiba 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.
La Ceiba Perceived Temperature (F)
La Ceiba Perceived Temperature (C)
Average La Ceiba 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 La Ceiba are April, May, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.
When can you find snow in La Ceiba? 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 La Ceiba.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Ceiba (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
La Ceiba has some very humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is May (73.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (79.6%).
Wind in La Ceiba is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is July, followed by June and May. July’s average wind speed of around 4.8 knots (5.5 MPH or 8.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid July where average top sustained speeds reach 13.8 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in La Ceiba.
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||3.4||Barely noticeable||9||Gentle breeze|
|Feb||3.6||Barely noticeable||9.7||Gentle breeze|
|Mar||4||Light breeze||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|Apr||3.9||Barely noticeable||10.5||Gentle breeze|
|May||4.1||Light breeze||10.8||Gentle breeze|
|Jun||4.1||Light breeze||11.6||Significant breeze|
|Jul||4.8||Light breeze||13.6||Gentle breeze|
|Aug||3.9||Barely noticeable||10.7||Gentle breeze|
|Sep||3.2||Barely noticeable||8.9||Gentle breeze|
|Oct||3.4||Barely noticeable||8.5||Gentle breeze|
|Nov||3.3||Barely noticeable||8.2||Gentle breeze|
|Dec||3.1||Barely noticeable||8||Gentle breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to La Ceiba?
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 La Ceiba, Honduras is March, followed by April and June. 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 La Ceiba 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 La Ceiba Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 2 to 6 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the 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 quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in La Ceiba, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 81.3°F (27.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 7 to 14 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 La Ceiba to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 84.2°F (29°C) and 81.4°F (27.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 6 to 9 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.