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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, October 23, 2016
Skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be light and variable in direction at 5 mph to 15 mph or less.
Seas will be moderate to calm at 1 to 3 ft. or less. 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 - A weakening stationary front over the SW Gulf will dissipate tonight. High pressure over the region will be replaced by stronger high pressure from the U.S. eastern seaboard that builds S over the eastern Gulf waters beginning on Tue afternoon and continuing through Thu. This will allow for E winds to increase over much of the eastern Gulf.
2. Caribbean Sea - A cold front is just N of the Yucatan Peninsula. The cold front will become stationary from the Windward Passage to NE Honduras by this evening...then begin to weaken late tonight...and gradually dissipate Mon through Tue night. A tropical wave located about 180 nm E of the tropical N Atlantic waters will move across those waters through Tue...then weaken as it moves into the E Caribbean Tue night through Wed night.
3. ...Tropical Waves...
3a.Tropical wave extends from 10N53W to 19N50W moving W at 10-15 kt. The wave coincides with global model indicated 700 mb troughing between 38W-55W with a maximum in 850 mb relative vorticity along the wave axis near 12N. No significant deep convection is associated with the wave at this time.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 4:02 am LT Sunrise – 5:41 am LT>102° East
low tide 10:23 am LT Sunset – 5:21 pm LT < 258° NW
high tide 4:26 pm LT Moon Rise – 12:44 am LT<73° East
low tide 11:01 pm LT Moon Set – 12:51 pm LT>285º West
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.