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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
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 10 mph to 30 mph or higher. Seas will be moderate to rough at 2 ft to 4 ft or higher.
The air temperatures will range from the high 70sºF to the mid to high 80s ºF or 26°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 80°F to 82°F or 26ºC to 27ºC.
The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
1. Gulf of Mexico - High pres across the northern waters will change little through the weekend and the middle of next week. A thermal trough will move westward off the Yucatan Peninsula into the SW Gulf each evening.
2. Caribbean Sea - Fresh to strong trades will persist across much of the central Caribbean through the middle of next week...with mainly moderate to locally fresh trades elsewhere.
3. There are no tropical cyclones in the Atlantic at this time.
4. ...Tropical Waves...
4a. Tropical wave in the east Caribbean extends along 65W from 14N to inland over South America moving west 15 to 20 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery. No associated deep convection.
4b. Tropical wave in the central Caribbean extends along 73W south of 14N to inland over South America moving west near 15 kt over the past 24 hours. Wave is embedded within a surge of moisture as seen on the SSMI Total Precipitable Water imagery. No associated deep convection.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
high tide 12:18 am LT Sunrise – 5:18 am LT>65° East
low tide 6:55 am LT Sunset – 6:22 pm LT < 295° NW
high tide 12:56 pm LT Moon Rise – 10:39 pm LT<96° East
low tide 6:55pm LT Moon Set – 9:56 am LT>262º 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.