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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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Skies will be mostly sunny.  Winds will be moderate and easterly in direction at 10 mph to 25 mph or less. Seas will be  moderate to calm at 2 to 4 ft. or higher. 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 stationary front just offshore of Texas and Mexico will dissipate through this morning. Weak high pres in the E Gulf will prevail through Thu. A new cold front will push into the northern Gulf late Thu...becoming stationary from central Florida to the SW Gulf Fri...and dissipating through Sat.
2. Caribbean Sea - A weak tropical wave along 79W will cross the W Caribbean through Fri. A strong tropical low centered near 13N57W has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours. Gale force winds are expected to continue N of the low center...prior to the low becoming a tropical cyclone. Further intensification is possible through the remainder of the week and upcoming weekend in the eastern and central Caribbean.
3. ...Special Features...
3a. An Atlantic Ocean tropical wave is along 57W from 19N southward. A 1007 mb low pressure center is along the wave near 13N, about 150 nm to the east of Barbados. Convective precipitation: scattered to numerous strong from 12N to 15N between 55W and 59W, and from 11N to 13N between 60W and 63W. Isolated moderate elsewhere from 10N to 20N between 50W and 63W. The precipitation pattern continues to show signs of organization. It is likely that a tropical depression or a tropical storm may form later today if this weather system continues to become more organized. The system is moving westward to west-northwestward 15 to 20 mph, and it is expected to pass over the Windward Islands later today, and then move across the southeastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Thursday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system again later this morning.  The chance of formation during the next 48 hours is high. Heavy rains and tropical-storm-force winds in squalls are expected to spread over the Windward Islands and sections of the southern Leeward Islands, beginning this morning, and continuing through tonight and early Thursday. All interests in the Bay Islands and on the North Coast of Honduras should monitor this system closely as it tracks westward toward us. Currently this system does not pose a threat to the Bay Islands and north coast of Honduras. But all interests here should monitor this system as it moves west towards us.
4...Tropical Waves...
4a. An Atlantic Ocean tropical wave is along 26W/27W from 17N southward, moving westward 10 to 15 knots. Convective precipitation: widely scattered moderate to isolated strong from 07N to 10N between 24W and 30W. It is possible that the precipitation may be more related to the monsoon trough.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide  1:05 am LT                             Sunrise – 5:37 am LT>92° East
high tide 7:17 am LT                             Sunset – 5:38 pm LT < 268° NW
low tide 1:17 am LT                              Moon Rise – 3:39 pm LT<77° East
high tide 7:11 pm LT                             Moon Set – 4:19 am LT>281º West
                                                                                                                                          
Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 1 minutes (-52s)
    
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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