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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
The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
Monday, February 08, 2016
Skies will be mostly cloudy. Winds will be north-westerly in direction at 10 mph to 15 mph today Seas will be calm to choppy at 1 ft to 4 ft. There is a chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms.
The air temperatures will range from the low 70sºF to mid 80s ºF or 25°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 78°F to 82°F or 25ºC to 27ºC.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A cold front will move S across the Gulf of Mexico Mon and Mon night with strong NW winds in its wake...reaching gale force over the N-Central and NE Gulf of Mexico Mon night and Tue. Conditions will improve by mid week as high pressure builds in from the NW.
2. A cold front extending from E Cuba to the coast of Nicaragua near 11N84W will stall from Hispaniola to the SW Caribbean near the coast of Nicaragua on Mon...then gradually dissipate through mid week. Fresh to strong northerly winds will follow the front...with the strongest winds offshore of Nicaragua Tue through early Thu.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 2:11 am LT Sunrise – 6:15 am LT>105° East
high tide 8:39 am LT Sunset – 5:48 pm LT < 255° West
low tide 2:48pm LT Moon Rise – 6:07 pm LT> 103° East
high tide 8:33 pm LT Moon Set – 6:05 am LT < 259° 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.