Dec. 21, 2021

Dec. 21, 2021: Good morning, Roatan! Welcome to the first day of winter (got your coat on?) also known as the shortest day of the year. This day makes us appreciate our island home. Not only is it warm today (more on that later), but our day is 11 hours 9 minutes, much longer than the southern US (Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles) which are only 10 hours of daylight, or the northern US (New York, Detroit, Portland) which are right at 9 hours. If your Canadian from someplace like Calgary or Vancouver you only have around 8 hours of sunlight.
Today the winds turn to the west and then the northwest at 10-15 mph. Rain chances increast as we get into the evening hours. The best chance of heavy rain will be between midnight and 8 a.m. tomorrow. Some squalls could be heavy, but after the front passes we should clear out, so tomorrow may actually be a nice day, except for north winds at 15-20 mph, making for seas at 4-5 feet on the north side, though winds and seas will calm a little toward evening. Thursday and Friday look absolutely gorgeous. Winds on Thursday will be from the north 5-10 and seas 2-3 feet, but Friday winds will be very light and seas 1-2 feet. Saturday we will have a chance of a morning shower, but otherwise quite nice for the holiady. Sunday there is perhaps a little better chance of a shower, right now 30-40 percent. Have a great Tuesday!

Published by Roatan Weather Guy

I'm a native of Columbus, Ga., but lived from 2003-2019 in Lawton, Oklahoma. I've always been a weather geek and now I get to live the dream on an island that doesn't have a good weather forecast system.

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