|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
Wednesday, August 20, 2017
Today, skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 15 mph; increasing to 15 mph to 25 mph this afternoon and evening. Seas will be choppy to rough at 2 to 4 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.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
1. Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity is associated with an elongated area of low pressure located several hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands. Gradual development of this system is possible during the next few days while it moves west- northwestward at 10 to 15 mph across the Lesser Antilles and into the Caribbean Sea. Interests in the Lesser Antilles and the northeastern Caribbean Sea should closely monitor the progress of this system.
Formation chance through 48 hours...medium...30 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.
2. A tropical wave located about 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles continues to produce disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Any development of this system should be slow to occur during the next day or two while it moves toward the west-northwest at about 10 mph. After that time, development of this system is not anticipated as it begins to interact with the disturbance located to its west.
Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
The tropical low pressure, mentioned (1) above, near 10N53W is expected to move NW to near 13N55W tonight...pass through the central Lesser Antilles on Thursday night...pass S of Puerto Rico on Friday night...pass S of Hispaniola on Saturday and reach the N central Caribbean late Sunday...with potential for tropical cyclone formation throughout the period. All interests in the Bay Islands and on the North Coast of Honduras should monitor this system closely as it tracks westward toward us.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 12:12 am LT Moon Rise – 1:29 am LT
high tide 5:39 am LT Moon Set –2:41 pm LT
low tide 12:07 pm LT Sunrise – 5:33 am LT
high tide 6:29 pm LT Sunset – 6:09 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!