|Doc's Daily Weather Report
The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
CoCoView is at 16.3°N Latitude x 86.5°W Longitude
In the NW Caribbean Sea
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Today, skies will be partly cloudy. Winds will be light and ENE to N in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph or less. Seas will be moderate to calm at 1 to 3 feet. The air temperatures will range from the mid to high 70s (ºF) to the mid to high 80s (ºF) or 24ºC to 26ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 82°F to 84°F or 24ºC to 25ºC. Visibility is 20 to 80 ft.
There is a chance of scattered heavy rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, as a low pressure system continues to move slowly out of the area and west of us.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
1. A westward-moving area of low pressure, located just north of the Virgin Islands, is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms mainly to the northeast and north of the center. Upper-level winds are expected to remain unfavorable for tropical cyclone development while the system turns toward the northwest and north over the next couple of days.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
2. A tropical wave will move through the central Caribbean today and lose identity in the W Caribbean on Fri. A weak low pressure near 19N64W 1008 mb will move along the N coast of Puerto Rico today and along the N coast of Hispaniola on Fri dragging a weak trough W across the Caribbean waters to the N of 16N. A strong cold front will move into the NW Caribbean Fri night...reaching from the Windward Passage to NE Nicaragua Sat night...then dissipating from the Mona passage to Costa Rica on Sun night into Mon with fresh to loaclly strong NE winds spreading E across the Caribbean in its wake.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 1:51 am LT Moon Rise –11:44 am LT
low tide 8:17 am LT Moon Set –11:31 pm LT
high tide 3:07 pm LT Sunrise – 5:43 am LT
low tide 9:15 pm LT Sunset – 5:19 pm LT
For updates, more details and visual weather graphics go to: http://roatanweather.blogspot.com/
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!