|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, October 22, 2014
Today, skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be variable in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph or less. Seas will be calm at 1 to 3 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.
There is a very slight chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially during the early morning, late night hours.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
1. The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Tropical Depression Nine, located over the Bay of Campeche. At 4 am CDT, the center of TD 9 was located at 19.4N 92.3W or 439 miles NW of Roatan. Movement was E at 6 mph. Maximum winds of 35 mph.
2. Tropical Depression Nine over the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to intensify to tropical storm strength today...then move inland over the Yucatan Peninsula tonight. The system is forecast to enter into the W Caribbean Friday as a 30 kt tropical depression...and remain a 30 kt system through Sun as it shifts eastward...reaching near 18.5N 84.5W late Sat night...and 18.5N 82.5W late Sun night. A cold front will sink across the Yucatan Channel late Sat where it will meander through Sun night. A tropical wave in the tropical N Atlantic zones will shift W across the Lesser Antilles Wed...move through the E Caribbean Thu...the central Caribbean Fri...and into the W Caribbean late Sat. Interests in the Bay Islands, particularly those on the north side of the islands, and the north coast of Honduras should monitor the progress of this system as it moves towards us.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 1:12 am LT Moon Rise – 4:34 am LT
high tide 7:57 am LT Moon Set –4:49 pm LT
low tide 1:39 pm LT Sunrise – 5:41 am LT
high tide 7:04 pm LT Sunset – 5:23 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!