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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

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Skies will be mostly sunny today. Winds will be easterly in direction at 5 mph to 20 mph. Seas will be  moderate to calm at 1 ft. to 4 ft. The air temperatures will range from the mid 70sºF to the mid 80s ºF or 22°C to 24ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 79°F to 81°F or 26ºC to 27ºC.

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 - Low pressure and an associated cold front will move into the NW Gulf tonight...and across the Gulf from west to east through Thu accompanied by strong winds...building seas and scattered showers and tstms. Winds and seas will diminish starting mid week as high pressure builds over the Gulf in the wake of the low pressure and front. Strong northerly winds will follow another cold front moving into the northern Gulf by Sat.
3. Caribbean Sea - Fresh to occasionally strong winds will accompany a cold front moving across the NW Caribbean Tue through late Thu. Winds and seas diminish starting mid week in the wake of the front.
3a. Overall the Caribbean basin remains under fairly tranquil conditions this evening with the exception of the northeastern waters. An area of low pressure well N of Puerto Rico extends a cold front along 65W to 22N then SW to the northern coast of Hispaniola near 20N70W. Low-level moisture convergence within southerly winds is generating widely scattered showers and isolated tstms N of 13N between 59W-69W...including portions of the Lesser Antilles...Puerto Rico...and the Mona Passage region. Otherwise...dry and stable air aloft coupled with gentle to moderate E-NE winds are prevailing and expected to persist through Tuesday night. By Wednesday...a cold front is expected to move across the central Gulf of Mexico and reach the Yucatan Channel region and NW Caribbean waters introducing another round of fresh to occasional strong W-NW winds.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 6:28 am LT                    Sunrise – 6:09 am LT>101° East
low tide  12:04 am LT                   Sunset – 5:53 pm LT < 260° NW
high tide  5:35 pm LT                   Moon Rise – 02:06 am LT<110° East
low tide  12:04 am LT                  Moon Set – 1:44 pm LT>250º West
Daylight Hours: 11 hours, 43 minutes, (+50s)
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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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