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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, May 23, 2016
Skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 30 mph. Seas will be moderate to rough at 2 ft to 4 ft or higher. Divers should exercise caution exiting and entering the boats, especially on the afternoon dives.
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. A late season cold front will move across Florida and the eastern Gulf of Mexico tonight and Mon. High pressure over the NE Gulf will support moderate to fresh SE winds over the western Gulf Mon night through Thu. Winds will further increase to strong breeze mainly across the NW Gulf Thu night into Fri.
2. High pressure NE of the area will support fresh to strong trades across the central Caribbean through Thu. Trade winds will increase across the eastern Caribbean tonight through Wed as the Atlantic ridge strengthens. A tropical wave along 61W/62W will move across the eastern Caribbean Mon and Tue. A tropical wave along 40W will move into the tropical N Atlantic Wed... reaching the Windward Islands Thu.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 3:53 am LT Sunrise – 5:16 am LT>68° East
high tide 8:44 am LT Sunset – 6:12 pm LT < 292° West
low tide 3:26 pm LT Moon Rise – 7:53 pm LT<109° East
high tide 10:47 pm LT Moon Set – 06:43 am LT>251º 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.