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.

 

 


Other La Ceiba Travel Info

Weather in La Ceiba

Temperature

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)

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La Ceiba Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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)

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La Ceiba Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan82.274.166.4
Feb83.975.566.7
Mar84.57667.3
Apr87.679.470.3
May88.980.972.2
Jun89.381.373.5
Jul89.481.272.6
Aug89.581.672.6
Sep89.381.373
Oct86.578.671.2
Nov83.175.668.3
Dec83.17567.1

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan27.923.419.1
Feb28.824.219.3
Mar29.224.419.6
Apr30.926.321.3
May31.627.222.3
Jun31.827.423.1
Jul31.927.322.6
Aug31.927.622.6
Sep31.827.422.8
Oct30.325.921.8
Nov28.424.220.2
Dec28.423.919.5

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in La Ceiba (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan29%010.6
Feb22%08.1
Mar19%06.8
Apr8%02.7
May13%03.1
Jun25%04.8
Jul20%04.9
Aug26%05.8
Sep25%06.2
Oct38%014.2
Nov46%014.6
Dec27%010.1

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan29026.9
Feb22020.6
Mar19017.3
Apr806.9
May1307.9
Jun25012.2
Jul20012.4
Aug26014.7
Sep25015.7
Oct38036.1
Nov46037.1
Dec27025.7

 

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.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan3.4Barely noticeable9Gentle breeze
Feb3.6Barely noticeable9.7Gentle breeze
Mar4Light breeze10.5Gentle breeze
Apr3.9Barely noticeable10.5Gentle breeze
May4.1Light breeze10.8Gentle breeze
Jun4.1Light breeze11.6Significant breeze
Jul4.8Light breeze13.6Gentle breeze
Aug3.9Barely noticeable10.7Gentle breeze
Sep3.2Barely noticeable8.9Gentle breeze
Oct3.4Barely noticeable8.5Gentle breeze
Nov3.3Barely noticeable8.2Gentle breeze
Dec3.1Barely noticeable8Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan79.6%
Feb76.9%
Mar74.6%
Apr73.5%
May73.3%
Jun74.4%
Jul73.8%
Aug74%
Sep75.1%
Oct77.7%
Nov79.6%
Dec77.7%

 

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

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 36.4 in December means 36.4% of the tourists vs. March.

 

 

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.

 

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