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Roatan Weather

Doc's Daily Weather Report Doc Radawski

The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
CoCoView is at 16.3°N Latitude x 86.5°W Longitude
In the NW Caribbean Sea   


Saturday,  September 05, 2015
Skies will be partly cloudy. Winds will be moderate and easterly in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph this morning; increasing to 15 mph to 20 mph this afternoon and evening. Seas will be calm to choppy at 1 ft to 3 ft.
The air temperatures will range from the low to high 80s ºF or 26°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 80°F to 82°F or 26ºC to 28ºC.
There is a very slight chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms later this evening or early tomorrow morning.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Synopsis...A tropical wave will pass through the central Caribbean today through Sun...and pass through the W Caribbean on Sun night through Tue night. A second tropical wave will enter the E Caribbean late today...pass through the central Caribbean on Mon and Tue and the through the W Caribbean mid week.
2. Fred is still a tropical storm and is expected to turn northward during the weekend.
3. Satellite images and ship observations this morning indicate that a tropical depression could be forming about 200 miles south of the Cape Verde Islands. If this trend continues, advisories would be initiated later today. Environmental conditions appear to be favorable for additional development, at least for the next two or three days, while the system moves westward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic. This system has been designated Invest 91L.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...high...80 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days...high...90 percent
 All interests in the Bay Islands and on the North Coast of Honduras should monitor this system closely as it tracks westward toward us.
Currently this system does not pose a threat to the Bay Islands and north coast of Honduras. But all interests here should monitor this system as it moves west towards us.

4. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) has increased slightly in area.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 2:53 am LT                Sunrise – 5:35 am LT>83° East
low tide 9:45 am LT                 Sunset – 5:58 pm LT < 277° West
high tide 4:25 pm LT                Moon Rise – 12:02 pm LT> 71° East
low tide 10:39 pm LT               Moon Set – 12:16 am LT < 288° West

Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 22 minutes, (-51 sec)

For updates, more details and visual weather graphics go to:

What’s the Weather on Roatan?

When planning a vacation to Roatan you should be aware that, like other countries in the Caribbean, the island is a tropical region with year-round warm temperatures. Monthly averages range from a low of 72°F (22°C) to a high of 89°F (31°C), and even the coldest night will still be comfortably warm.

The weather year round on Roatan is mostly sunny and markedly temperate when compared to northern climes. The seasonal differences are much more subtle than in northern latitudes, but they do exist.

February through May the easterly trade winds are moderate and rainfall is negligible. The ocean water begins to warm and air temperatures range from the high 70s °F to the low 80s °F.

June 1st marks the start of the tropical season in the Western Hemisphere. Roatan is well off the common major hurricane tracks; experiencing about one major hurricane every 20 years. From June through mid-October, skies are mostly sunny with a chance of intermittent rain showers.

By mid-October, ocean water temperatures are in the low to mid- 80s °F and air temperatures are in the mid-80s °F to low 90s °F. Trade winds are the strongest during the month of July.

In the Western Caribbean Sea, ocean water temperatures reach their peak around the middle of October. This coincides with the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere. The cold fronts that bring snow to Canada and the USA make their way south to us, eventually. When this cool air mass collides with the warm tropical air, the result is rain.

During the fall and winter, when a cold front passes through, night time air temperatures can fall into the high 60s°F. Dive parkas, hoodies and hot chocolate are the order of the day. However, overcast skies and rain will soon give way to sunshine and higher temperatures.

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