Jan. 28, 2022

Jan. 28, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! Most of us got a nice rain in the early morning hours. It ranged from about a quarter inch in Utila and on the west side to about .05 of an inch here on the east side.
Today we should have mostly sunny skies with light east winds and seas around 1 foot (.3 meters). I’m going to add in a very small chance of a scattered shower today.

You have probably heard of the nor’easter that is going to explode off the coast of New England. This wind map shows how that low pressure system is the engine that pushes our north winds through this Saturday. The heaviest rain will be right along the front, which should pass through around noon or perhaps a little afternoon. Winds will build through the morning, but by evening we will have sustained north winds 25-30 mph and seas around 5 feet (1.3 meters) on the northside. Be VERY careful out on the water and stay off if possible. Behind a strong front like this, clouds often build in and light, chilly rainfall develops. That will be possible Sunday morning, as winds fall to around 17-22 mph and seas will be 3-4 feet (1-1.3 meters).

Monday things will be back to normal with east winds 15-20 mph and seas 2-3 feet, mostly on the south side. Next week looks mostly dry until the weekend.

Have a great Friday!

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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