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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   


Friday, July 31,  2015
Skies will be sunny. Today, winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 15 mph or more this morning;increasing to 20 mph to 25 mph, this afternoon and evening. Seas will be choppy 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 low to high 80s ºF or 26°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 80°F to 82°F or 26ºC to 28ºC. The moon may appear “blue” this evening due to particulate matter in the atmosphere.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Synopsis...A tropical wave near 75W will move across the remainder of the central Caribbean today...then across the W Caribbean Fri night through Sun...reaching the Yucatan Peninsula Sun night. Another tropical wave currently over the central tropical Atlc will approach 55W late on Sat...and move across the E Caribbean on Mon.
2. There is an area of disturbed weather in the Atlantic at this time. Invest 94L, off the coast of Africa may slowly develop.
3. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) has decreased slightly in area and density.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 2:24 am LT                     Sunrise – 5:28 am LT >71° E
high tide 8:05 am LT                    Sunset – 6:19 pm LT  <289° NW
low tide 2:30 pm LT                     Moon Rise – 6:37 pm LT  >103° E
high tide 8:56 pm LT                   Moon Set – 5:33 am LT  <255° W

Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 49 minutes, (-38 sec)

For updates, more details and visual weather graphics go to:

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!

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