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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   


Sunday, July 05,  2015
Today, skies will be partly sunny. This morning, winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 15 mph or higher; increasing to 15 mph to 30 mph this afternoon and evening or higher.  Seas will be rough at 2 ft to 4 ft or higher. Divers should exercise caution exiting and entering the boats, especially on the afternoon dives.  With the passage of two tropical waves, there is a very slight chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially during the early morning, late night hours.
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. Visibility is 20 to 80 ft.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Synopsis...strong trades will continue across the central and E Caribbean...with minimal gale force winds along the NW coast of Colombia expected through early Mon. A tropical wave along 81W will move W across the region through Mon. Another tropical wave along 52W will reach the tropical N Atlantic today and move into the W Caribbean by Tue and exit the area by Wed night. A third tropical wave along 41W will reach the tropical N Atlantic Mon...the central Caribbean by Tue night and exit the area Thu night.
2. There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time.
3. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) has changed very slightly in density and area.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 5:26 am LT                   Sunrise – 5:20 am LT >66° E
high tide 11:21 am LT                Sunset – 6:23 pm LT  <294° NW
low tide 5:31 pm LT                   Moon Rise – 9:40 pm LT  >97° E
high tide 11:54 pm LT                Moon Set – 8:47 am LT  <261° W

Daylight Hours: 13 hours, 2 minutes (-15 sec)

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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.

Dive! Dive! Dive!

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