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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,  June 24, 2016
Skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 25 mph or higher. Seas will be  moderate to rough  at 2 ft to 4 ft or higher. There is a very slight chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially during the early morning, late night hours, through today.
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 80°F to 82°F or 26ºC to 27ºC.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Gulf of Mexico - High pressure across the northern waters will change little through Tue night. Weak low pressure and a tropical wave in the SW Gulf will move westward into mainland Mexico by Sat. A thermal trough will move westward off the Yucatan Peninsula into the SW Gulf each evening...beginning tonight.
2. Caribbean Sea - Fresh to strong trades will persist across much of the central Caribbean through early next week...with mainly moderate to locally fresh trades elsewhere.
3. Showers and thunderstorm activity continues near the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the Bay of Campeche in association with a broad area of low pressure. Some development of this system is possible Friday or Friday night as the low moves over the Bay of Campeche. After that time, the system is expected to move inland over eastern Mexico. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is scheduled to investigate the low on Friday afternoon, if necessary. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent * Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent
4. Tropical Waves...
4a. Tropical wave in the west Tropical Atlantic extends along 57W/58W from 12N to inland over South America moving west 20 to 25 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery. No associated deep convection.
4b. Tropical wave over the south Caribbean extends along 67W south of 13N to inland over South America moving west 20 to 25 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery. No associated deep convection. 4c. Tropical wave over the Yucatan peninsula extends from 23N88W through a weak 1013 mb low near 18N90W continuing to south Guatemala near 14N90W moving west-northwest near 10 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave coincides with a 700 mb trough noted in the global models and is embedded within a broad area of moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are south of 23N west of 84W in the west Caribbean and east of 93W in the Bay of Campeche. This area of activity is enhanced by upper level features.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 5:54 am LT                                                                   Sunrise – 5:18 am LT>65° East
high tide 11:27 am LT                                                                Sunset – 6:22 pm LT < 295° NW
low tide 5:41pm LT                                                                    Moon Rise – 9:54 pm LT<100° East
high tide 12:18 am LT                                                                Moon Set – 9:01 am LT>258º West

Daylight Hours: 13 hours 3 minute (-3s)

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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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