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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
Monday, August 29, 2016
Skies will be mostly cloudy. There is a slight chance of scattered rain showers. Winds will be westerly in direction at 5 mph to 10 mph or less. Seas will be calm at 1 to 3 ft or less. 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 - Poorly organized tropical depression Nine in the SE Gulf centered near 23.5N 83.9W at 0900 UTC moving W or 270 deg at 8 kt. Maximum sustained winds 30 kt gusts 40 kt. It is expected to slowly intensify in the eastern Gulf during the next 2-3 days then turn northward and recurve across northern Florida Thu and Fri as a tropical storm.
2. Caribbean Sea - Fresh to strong trades are expected to develop later today in the S central Caribbean then persist through Thu...with moderate trades expected elsewhere.
3. ...Special Features...
3a. Hurricane Gaston remains nearly stationary near 30.8N 55.2W at 29/0900 UTC or about 515 nm east of Bermuda. Estimated minimum central pressure is 960 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 100 kt with gusts to 120 kt. Scattered to numerous moderate to strong convection is from 29N-32N between 53W-56W.
3b. Tropical Depression Eight is centered near 32.6N 73.0W at 29/0900 UTC or about 200 nm southeast of Cape Hatteras North Carolina moving west-northwest at 9 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1010 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Scattered moderate convection is noted within 90 nm in the southwest quadrant of T.D. Eight.
3c. Tropical Depression Nine is centered near 23.5N 83.9W at 29/0900 UTC or about 85 nm west-northwest of Havana Cuba and about 135 nm west-southwest of Key West Florida moving west at 8 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 1007 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 30 kt with gusts to 40 kt. Scattered moderate and isolated strong convection is from 21N-23N between 82W-84W.
The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 12:49 am LT Sunrise – 5:34 am LT>80° East
high tide 6:41 am LT Sunset – 6:01 pm LT < 280° NW
low tide 1:00 pm LT Moon Rise – 03:04 pm LT<73° East
high tide 7:14 pm LT Moon Set – 04:08 am LT>286º 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.