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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   


Tuesday,  September 01, 2015
Skies will be partly cloudy. Winds will be moderate and easterly in direction at 10 mph to15 mph this morning; increasing to 15 mph to 25 mph this afternoon and evening. Seas will be choppy at 2 ft to 4ft.
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.
There is a chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms this evening. Expect increasing cloudiness and scattered rain with the passage of a tropical wave through tomorrow.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Fresh to strong trade winds will persist across the central Caribbean through early Wed as high pres remains N of area...then will diminish as the high pres shifts SE and weakens. A tropical wave along 81W will move W and across the W Caribbean through Wed. A second tropical wave along 62W-63W will move through the E Caribbean today...across the central Caribbean tonight and Wed...then across the W Caribbean Wed night through Fri.
2. TS Fred continuing to move farther away from the northwestern Cape Verde Islands. Currently this system does not pose a threat to the Bay Islands and north coast of Honduras.
3. The Saharan Air Layer (SAL) has decreased slightly in area.

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 4:32 am LT                Sunrise – 5:34 am LT>81° East
high tide 11:02 am LT             Sunset – 6:01 pm LT < 279° West
low tide 4:55 pm LT                Moon Rise – 8:39 pm LT> 82° East
high tide 10:42 pm LT             Moon Set – 8:21 am LT < 276° West

Daylight Hours: 12 hours, 25 minutes, (-50 sec)

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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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