|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
Tuesday, September 02, 2017
Again today, skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 15 mph or higher this morning; increasing to 15 mph to 25 mph from the east this afternoon and evening. Seas will be choppy to rough at 2 to 4 feet or higher. There is a very slight chance of scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms, especially during the early morning, late night hours.
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.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
Invest 99L is now Tropical Storm Dolly and is located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. It is not a threat to the Bay Island and north coast of Honduras.
1. An area of low pressure could form between the west coast of Africa and the Cape Verde Islands by Friday. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for additional development through the weekend while the system moves westward at about 15 mph.
* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days...low...20 percent.
2. A tropical wave over the central Caribbean will move into the western Caribbean through Wednesday night and W of the area Thursday. Another tropical wave entering the eastern Caribbean will move across the central Caribbean by late Thursday...and into the NW Caribbean Friday and W of the area Saturday. A third tropical wave will pass W of 55W Wednesday and enter the eastern Caribbean Thursday, then move across the central Caribbean through Saturday.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 2:10 am LT Moon Rise – 12:15 pm LT
low tide 9:06 am LT Moon Set –11:56 pm LT
high tide 4:26 pm LT Sunrise – 5:34 am LT
low tide 10:00 pm LT Sunset – 6:00 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!