brings a substantial climate shift to La Ceiba
, with rainfall soaring to a significant 424mm (16.69"), the highest in the year. It marks the beginning of the most humid period, with increased occurrences of heavy showers and storms. The drop in sunshine hours brings generally overcast skies. Despite the inclement weather, it is an ideal time to explore indoor sites and events in the city.
As La Ceiba steps into October, the average high-temperature is measured at a moderately hot 29.5°C (85.1°F), displaying minor differences from September
's 30.6°C (87.1°F). La Ceiba records an average temperature drop to a pleasant 21.2°C (70.2°F) in October.
The average heat index in October is appraised at a torrid 36°C (96.8°F). Greater preventive actions are needed, heat exhaustion and heat cramps are likely. Persistent activity could provoke heatstroke.
Observations indicate that the heat index values are for shady locations with light wind. Heat index values may rise by up to 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees when exposed to direct sunlight.Note
: The heat index, also known as 'real feel' or 'feels like', determines the feeling of heat when you account for the relative humidity. Factors encompassing physical activity, clothing, and metabolic differences have a role in shaping the individual's impression of temperature. When you're directly under the sun's rays, remember that the heat index may surge by 15 Fahrenheit (8 Celsius) degrees. Heat index values are especially crucial for babies and toddlers. Young individuals are generally in more danger than adults due to their lower capacity to sweat. Moreover, their large skin surface in relation to their small bodies and the increased heat generation from their activities makes them more vulnerable.
Perspiration and the resultant sweat evaporation are the body's natural thermostat, helping regulate temperature. An increase in relative humidity disrupts body cooling by slowing the evaporation rate, thereby reducing the rate at which the body cools and amplifying the sense of heat. When heat surpasses the body's release mechanisms, dehydration and overheating risks become pronounced.
In La Ceiba, the average relative humidity in October is 79%.
In October, in La Ceiba, the rain falls for 14 days. Throughout October, 424mm (16.69") of precipitation is accumulated. Throughout the year, in La Ceiba, there are 120 rainfall days, and 3230mm (127.17") of precipitation is accumulated.
The average length of the day in October is 11h and 47min.
On the first day of the month, sunrise is at 05:37 and sunset at 17:36. On the last day of October, in La Ceiba, sunrise is at 05:43 and sunset at 17:17 CST.
In October, the average sunshine in La Ceiba is 4.9h.