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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   


The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast

Friday, December 02, 2016
Skies will be mostly. sunny Winds will be moderate and easterly in direction at 15 mph or less.  Seas will be moderate at 1 ft. to 3ft. or less. The air temperatures will range from the high 70sºF to the mid to high 80s ºF or 26°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 78°F to 80°F or 25ºC to 26ºC

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
2. Gulf of Mexico - A stationary front from Naples, FL to 24N95W to the Bay of Campeche will lift northward and transition to a warm front in the NW Gulf this weekend. Fresh to strong E to SE winds will develop N of the front across the N Gulf waters through Sat. Another cold front will move across the Gulf waters Mon and Tue. 3. Caribbean Sea - A trough across the E Caribbean will move W across the basin through Sat. high pressure N of the region will shift SE through Sat...freshening trade winds in the eastern and central Caribbean and the tropical N Atlantic waters.
3a. ..The Caribbean Sea... Upper level NE wind flow covers the Caribbean Sea that is from 70W eastward. A surface trough curves from 18N68W, to 16N69W, to 11N70W in Venezuela. Convective precipitation: Isolated moderate from 18N southward between 65W and 76W. Rainshowers are possible, also, in broken low level clouds, from 18N southward between 76W and 83W, in broad surface cyclonic wind flow. A surface trough is along 23N62W in the Atlantic Ocean, 20N63W, 16N63W in the Caribbean Sea. Convective precipitation: Rainshowers are possible, in broken low level clouds, from 14N to 24N between 56W in the Atlantic Ocean and 66W in the Caribbean Sea. Broad upper level anticyclonic wind flow spans the rest of the Caribbean Sea, from 70W westward. Comparatively drier air in subsidence is apparent in water vapor imagery. High level clouds are moving toward the north and northeast, away from the land areas of Central America and South America, from 70W westward. The monsoon trough is along 08N/09N, between 74W in Colombia and beyond SE Costa Rica, into the eastern Pacific Ocean. Convective precipitation: is in interior and coastal sections of Colombia from 04N to 09N. 24-HOUR rainfall totals in inches for the period ending at 02/0000 UTC...according to the PAN AMERICAN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLES...MIATPTPAN/SXCA01 KNHC...are 1.38 in Guadeloupe, and 0.01 in Curacao.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide  3:46am LT                  Sunrise – 5:59 am LT>113° East
high tide 11:08 am LT                Sunset – 5:14 pm LT < 247° NW
low tide 5:08 pm LT                   Moon Rise – 8:25 pm LT<109° East
high tide  9:55 pm LT                 Moon Set – 8:04 am LT>251º West

Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 14 minutes (-22s)
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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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