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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

Sunday, December 04, 2016
Skies will be mostly sunny Winds will be moderate to calm and easterly in direction at 20 mph or less.  Seas will be moderate at 1 ft. to 4ft. or less. 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 78°F to 80°F or 25ºC to 26ºC

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1st through November 30th.
2. Gulf of Mexico - A frontal boundary over the NW Gulf will meander from just offshore to near the coast through tonight. A cold front will move across the Gulf waters Mon and Tue followed by fresh to strong winds through Mon night. A stronger cold front is forecast to enter the NW Gulf on Wed night followed by strong to gale force winds through Thu night.
3. Caribbean Sea - High pressure N of area will support fresh to locally strong trades near the coast of Colombia and NW Venezuela through Thu morning. Similar wind speeds are expected across the W Caribbean...including the Gulf of Honduras...Mon night through Tue.
3a. ...Caribbean Sea... An upper ridge is anchored over western Panama dominating the Caribbean again this morning. Clusters of numerous showers and isolated thunderstorms are within 120 nm of a line from Colombia near 11N74W along 15N80W to 20N85W with scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms from 18N-20N between 75W-80W. This is leaving the remainder of the Caribbean with clear skies this morning. Surface ridge over the west Atlantic will support fresh to locally strong trade winds near the coast of Colombia and northwest Venezuela through mid week. Similar winds are expected in the west Caribbean Monday night through Tuesday.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide  5:29am LT                  Sunrise – 6:00 am LT>113° East
high tide 12:51 am LT                Sunset – 5:15 pm LT < 247° NW
low tide 7:09 pm LT                   Moon Rise – 9:59 pm LT<106° East
high tide  12:33 am LT               Moon Set – 9:48 am LT>255º West
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 14 minutes (-20s)
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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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