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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   

 


Saturday,  May 30,  2015
Skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph this morning; increasing to 12 mph to 15 mph this afternoon and evening or higher. Seas will be calm to moderate at 1 ft to 4 ft.. Expect moderate winds and seas through most of next week.  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 27ºC to 28ºC. Visibility is 20 to 80 ft.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Trade winds will weaken as troughing over the SW N Atlc moves westward. Winds will increase across the E Caribbean this weekend as the trough N of the area weakens. A tropical wave in the E Caribbean will move across the basin through early next week.
2. A tropical wave extends from 02N29W to 10N27W moving W at 20 KT. No significant convection is noted with the wave at this time. Locally heavy rain is associated with this wave. It will reach the Bay Islands and north coast of Honduras by Tuesday.
3. Another tropical wave extends from 09N67W to 18N66W moving W at 15-20 KT.
4.Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the next 24 to 48 hours.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 12:36 am LT         Sunrise – 5:15 am LT >67° E
high tide 5:59 am LT        Sunset – 6:15 pm LT  <293° NW
low tide 12:35 pm LT        Moon Rise – 3:50 pm LT  >102° E
high tide 7:36 pm LT         Moon Set – 3:00 am LT  <260° W

Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 59 minutes  (+24 s)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
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.

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