Friday, December 25, 2015

Again Mostly Sunny and Windy

The CoCoView Resort Weather Forecast
This weather forecast is intended for CoCoView Resort guests and applies only to the south side of Roatan
CoCoView is at 16.4°N Latitude x 86.4°W Longitude
in the
   NW Caribbean Sea

             CoCoView Resort, , 800-510-8164

Friday, December 25, 2015 
Skies will be mostly sunny. Winds will be easterly in direction at 15 mph to 20 mph; increasing to 25 mph to 30 mph this afternoon and evening. Seas will be  rough at 2 ft to 4 ft. or higher  Divers should exercise caution exiting and entering the boats, especially on the afternoon dives.
The air temperatures will range from the high 70sºF to mid 80s ºF or 25°C to 27ºC. Ocean water temperatures are 78°F to 82°F or 25ºC to 27ºC.

The Tropical Weather Outlook
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 
1. High pressure will prevail over the region through Sat. A strong cold front will move into the NW Gulf of Mexico Sun...reach from New Orleans to Veracruz, Mexico early Mon...then begin to stall and weaken from Florida Big Bend to Bay of Campeche, Mexico by late Mon. Strong northerly winds with building seas will follow the front with areas of gale force winds possible the western Gulf of Mexico Sun night into Mon. Winds will quickly diminish late Mon and Tue as high pressure builds over the area.
2. Strong high pressure N of the area will maintain fresh to strong winds across most of the Caribbean. Near gale to gale force winds expected off the coast of Colombia through Sun night.
3. The SAL has again decreased slightly in area.

Fig 3 - Recent changes in the Saharan Air Layer

The Tides: Moon and Sun
low tide 2:27 am LT                                       Sunrise – 6:12 am LT>114° East
high tide 9:04 am LT                                      Sunset – 5:23 pm LT < 246° West
low tide 3:02 pm LT                                       Moon Rise – 5:53 pm LT> 71° East
high tide 8:43 pm LT                                      Moon Set – 6:10 am LT < 289° West

Fig 4 - Moon

Day Light Hours: 11 hours, 11 minutes (+3)

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