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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
Friday, April 29, 2016
Skies will be partly cloudy. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 35 mph. Seas will be moderate at 2 ft to 4 ft. Divers should exercise caution exiting and entering the boats, especially on the afternoon dives.
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 weak ridge extending across the N Gulf of Mexico will continue through the weekend. SE winds will increase to a fresh to strong breeze today through Sat as an area of low pressure develops across the southern U.S. plains. The associated weak cold front will extend from the Florida Panhandle to Galveston Bay Mon morning and quickly become diffuse early Mon night.
2. Weak high pressure across the central Atlantic is supporting moderate to fresh trade winds and small to moderate seas across much of the Caribbean. E-SE winds N of Honduras will pulse to a fresh to strong breeze during the overnight hours through early Mon. A moderate to fresh breeze will persist S of 15N E of 72W through Sat night...briefly becoming fresh to strong Sun N of Venezuela and shifting E to waters E of 68W Mon through Tue night.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 3:15 am LT Sunrise – 5:24 am LT>74° East
low tide 9:10 am LT Sunset – 6:05 pm LT < 286° West
high tide 2:56 pm LT Moon Rise – 12:29 pm LT<105° East
low tide 9:10 pm LT Moon Set – 11:21 am LT>254º 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.