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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
The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph today. Seas will be moderate at 1 ft to 3 ft. There is a a very slight chance of rain later today.
The air temperatures will range from the low to high 80sºF or 26°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 84°F to 87°F or 29ºC to 31ºC.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. A stalled cold front lies just offshore of the Texas coast. The front will start to move across the northern Gulf of Mexico by mid week...reaching from the Florida Big Bend to NE Mexico Wed...and from central Florida to 22N94W to the Bay of Campeche, Mexico Thu.
2. Fresh trade winds will persist over the SE and S central Caribbean through the middle of next week between high pressure over the N central Atlantic and a broad trough over the central Caribbean.
3. Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
4. The SAL has decreased in area and in density.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 5:14 am LT Sunrise – 5:57 am LT>112° East
high tide 11:57 am LT Sunset – 5:14 pm LT < 248° West
low tide 6:15 pm LT Moon Rise – 9:05 am LT> 74° East
high tide 12:13 pm LT Moon Set – 9:19 pm LT < 287° West
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.