|Doc's Daily Weather Report
The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
CoCoView is at 16.3°N Latitude x 86.5°W Longitude
NW Caribbean Sea
Important Notice – This weather report will resume on a regular basis on or after May 15, 2013
Sunday Apr. 28, 2013
Again today, skies will be mostly sunny. Seas will be choppy at 2 to 4 feet. Winds will be ESE in direction during the day at 5 mph to 10 mph or less; increasing to 15 mph to 20 mph from the ENE this afternoon and evening. There is a very slight chance of late night, early morning, intermittent rain showers.
Moderate trade winds and seas will prevail through this week. The next cold front is expected to enter the Gulf of Mexico Thursday.
The air temperatures will range from the high 70s (ºF) to the high 80s (ºF) or 25ºC to 31ºC.
Ocean water temperatures are 79 to 81ºF or 26 to 27ºC. Visibility is generally 20 to 80 feet.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 4:53 am LT Moon Rise – 9:14 am LT
high tide 10:15 am LT Moon Set – 7:55 pm LT
low tide 3:59 am LT Sunrise – 5:25 am LT
high tide12:09 am LT Sunset – 6:05 pm LT
For updates, more details and visual weather graphics go to: http://roatanweather.blogspot.com/
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 like giant snow birds. When this cool air mass collides with the warm tropical air, the result is rain.
Whether it is a wet year or a dry year, we get 50% to 55% of our annual rainfall between the middle of October and the middle of January. November is the rainiest month of the year.
During the fall and winter, when a cold front passes through, ambient air temperatures can fall into the high 60s °F at night and with the wind chill factor; it can feel cooler. Dive parkas, hoodies and hot chocolate are the order of the day. However, after a few days of overcast and rain, they give way to sunshine and higher temperatures.
Find out what it’s like on Roatan right now!