|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
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be light, variable and mostly easterly 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 low to mid 80s (ºF) or 23C to 25ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 78°F to 82°F or 25ºC to 28ºC. Visibility is 20 to 80 ft. Expect this weather to prevail through the early part of this week.
There is a chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially during the early morning, late night hours.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
An elongated trough extends from the SE Gulf of Mexico S along 87W to Gulf of Honduras and will drift W and inland today. A cold front is expected to reach the Yucatan channel Wed evening and move across the far NW Caribbean Wed night...then extend from western Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Thu morning...and from central Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Thu night. Fresh to strong winds and building seas to around 9 ft are expected in the wake of the front.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 1:40 am LT Sunrise – 6:10 am LT >114° SE
high tide 8:34 am LT Sunset – 5:21 pm LT <246° W
low tide 2:24 pm LT Moon Rise – 5:35 am LT >109° E
high tide 7:43 pm LT Moon Set – 5:17 pm LT <251° W
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 11 minutes
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!