Roatan’s weather is tropical and hot but luckily for local residents and visitors the island has regular sea breezes which cool the daily temperatures to a comfortable range between the 70s (22C) and 80s F (27C). The average yearly humidity is around 77% and the average yearly temperature is 86F.
There are two main weather seasons in Honduras: rainy season and dry season. In Roatan the dry season is not very harsh, allowing the island to stay lush and green year-round. The rainiest months are October through December, with a yearly average rainfall of 87 inches. Although it rains an average 112 days each year on Roatan, the rain typically only lasts a few hours until the tropical Roatan weather returns.
Roatan’s location in the western Caribbean also offers protection from the hurricane season that sweeps the rest of the Caribbean during the summer months. Statistically, only one hurricane every 26 years hits the island. This protection is a major draw for many homeowners as most other Caribbean islands face a more prolific hurricane season.
Lightweight cotton clothing is best for all parts of Roatan. Hats and sunglasses are essential for beach time and in the wetter months a raincoat or an umbrella is suggested.