|Doc's Daily Weather Report
The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
CoCoView is at 16.3°N Latitude x 86.5°W Longitude
In the NW Caribbean Sea
Friday, October 24, 2014
Today, skies will be partly sunny. Winds will be westerly and variable in direction at 10 mph to 20 mph or higher. Seas will be choppy at 2 to 4 feet. The air temperatures will range from the mid to high 70s (ºF) to the mid to high 80s (ºF) or 24ºC to 26ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 82°F to 84°F or 24ºC to 25ºC. Visibility is 20 to 80 ft.
There is a chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, as the remnants of TD 9 and a cold front move over the NW Caribbean.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
1. An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms centered over southeastern Yucatan, Belize, and the adjacent northwestern Caribbean Sea is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Nine. Surface pressures are rising in the area, and redevelopment is unlikely while the system drifts eastward.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
2. A surface low will move NE along the N coast of Cuba today dragging a cold front into the NW Caribbean. The cold front will continue E stalling from E Cuba to NE Honduras late Sat. Another low pressure center will develop along the southern portion of the frontal boundary late Sat night. The low will move W across the Gulf of Honduras on Sun through Tue. A tropical wave over the E Caribbean will pass through the central Caribbean tonight and Sat...and lose identity over the W Caribbean on Sun and Mon. A second tropical wave will move across the tropical N Atlantic waters on Sat night and Sun...and pass through the E Caribbean on Mon and Tue.
3. 20 mph to 30 mph westerly winds are forecast for the Bay Islands on Saturday.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 2:12 am LT Moon Rise – 6:16 am LT
high tide 9:03 am LT Moon Set –6:14 pm LT
low tide 2:55 pm LT Sunrise – 5:42 am LT
high tide 8:02 pm LT Sunset – 5:22 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 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!