Rainfall (or lack thereof) for May 2023

Rainfall (or lack of rainfall) for May 2023: We had one shower during the entire month, that fell on May 15. West Bay got the most, .35 of an inch, but most of us got only around a tenth of an inch. Officially we’re putting .15 of an inch the books for the month, the least rain in a single month since we recorded none in April 2020. Thus far this year we have recorded 11.56 inches of rain. That is less than half of our normal total through May of 23.89 inches.

June is normally a bit wetter than May with an average of 3.09 inches. This is a time of year we start getting a few more overnight and early morning showers. Right now the long-range forecasts give us some hope for those, especially toward the middle of the month. Let’s hope it’s right.

June 1, 2023

Radar around 1:30 a.m.

Good morning and welcome to June! Overnight there was a really nice storm, but it was well to our north. That would have felt really good here. There are indications that we will get one sometime in the next two weeks as we transition into what is normally a little bit of a wetter month. There are no indications that the winds and seas will pick up any time soon. This has to be one of the longest stretches of calm seas this time of year I’ve seen here.

Today and tomorrow will be partly cloudy and dry. Our next small chance of a shower comes Saturday morning. After that our next decent chance is the middle of next week. Low tide is 12:37 p.m. Have a great Thursday!

May 31, 2023

Satellite at 6:30 a.m.

May 31, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We got a little relief from the heat yesterday with clouds that stuck around most of the day. Even so our high temperature was 90F (32C) and the heat index was 98F (37C). This morning we have clouds coming from the west, but no rain on radar. Winds will continue to be light, perhaps 5-10 mph mostly from the west with 1-2 foot seas. We’re stuck in a dry cycle and there’s not much except the very small chance of a stray morning shower to break it. Have a great Wednesday!

May 30, 2023

9 a.m. satellite

Good morning Bay Islands! This morning we’ve been a little cooler because we’ve been in the clouds. Unfortunately not much in the way of any rain. I had one report of a few sprinkles on Guanaja, but that was it. You can also see in the satellite that we are about to get more sun, so the afternoon will be hot again. We will continue with the mild winds and seas. I’m a bit hopeful that someone will see a morning shower tomorrow morning or perhaps Thursday morning. After that our rain chances go away through the weekend. Low tide is 11:24 a.m. Have a great Tuesday!

May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. Looks like the kids are headed back to school and this morning they have a northeast breeze at 15 mph to cool them off, which is not much, but more than we’ve been having recently. Seas are 2 feet on the south side and 1 foot on the northside. Our high temperature yesterday at the airport was 88F (31C) with a heat index of 100F (38C).
Skies are still hazy and there isn’t a whole lot to say about rain chances, except the chance of a morning shower might go up A LITTLE on Wednesday and Thursday morning. But we will stay mostly dry and winds will continue around 10 mph during the day and 15 mph at night, with seas 1-2 feet. Low tide is 10:52 a.m. Have a great week!

May 27, 2023

Radar at 8 a.m.

May 27, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We’re still watching the northern sky to see if we can get a shower over the island, perhaps around 9 a.m. If so, consider yourself fortunate. After that we will have partly sunny skies and dry conditions. We should have small chances of early morning showers through Wednesday. After that, I’m afraid things look completely dry again.
Winds will be light today and tomorrow, 5-10 mph and seas 1 foot, Monday and Tuesday will be a little breezier with winds 10-17 mph and seas around 2 feet. After that winds and seas look calm. We are in a mostly dry and very hot cycle that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Let’s hope we can pull in some of these morning showers the next few days. Low tides are 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Have a great weekend!

May 26, 2023

Radar at 7 a.m.

Good morning Bay Islands. Again this morning we have a few showers on radar, to our north and also to our west near Puerto Cortes, but it is unlikely that we will see a morning shower today. Our seas are a little higher. We are just a little over one foot here on Jonesville Point. Today winds will remain light and variable and seas will be around 1 foot. Tonight for the first time in a while, our winds will get up to 17 mph and seas to 2 feet. Tomorrow morning we have a 1 in 5 chance of seeing a shower. Into next week we will continue to have small chances of early morning showers. Let’s hope we get one.
Starting Sunday winds will be from the east 10-15 mph and seas at 2 feet.
Low tides will be 9:17 a.m. and 9:08 p.m. but will not be all that low.
Have a great Friday!

May 25, 2023

Radar at 8 a.m.

May 25, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands! This morning we have something on radar we haven’t had in a while. A few showers in the Caribbean to our north, and especially to our northeast.

Radar at 8 a.m.

My guess is that the Swan Islands got a nice shower this morning. None of this should affect us, as we will continue mostly sunny and calm.

We will start getting a LITTLE bit higher nighttime winds tomorrow night, with 15 mph winds and seas maybe between 1-2 feet, but we will still be calmer than normal for much of the week ahead.
Tomorrow night into Saturday morning we will have a SMALL chance of a nighttime or early morning shower. Those nighttime/morning chances of showers will continue into next week. Low tide is 8:09 p.m., but our low tides right now aren’t too low. Have a great Thursday!

May 24, 2023

Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to clear skies, light and variable winds and seas at 1 foot here on Jonesville Point, which is about a foot higher than it was yesterday. Winds and seas will stay calm and the sky will stay dry. We are still hoping for small chances of nighttime showers starting Friday night. Low tide is 7:04 p.m. Have a great Wednesday!

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. Our Caribbean is more like a small pond this morning with calm seas and winds. We will continue like this until Friday night when we get 10-15 mph and 2 foot (.6 meter) seas. Still not bad all the way through this weekend. No chance of rain until Friday night either. Starting Friday night we will start getting small nightly rain chances. Low tide is 6 p.m. Have a great Tuesday.