Rainfall for April 2022. We are putting 2.98 inches in the books for April. The west side tended to get a bit less, more toward 2 inches. The east side got a bit more, with some locations getting over 3.5 inches. It was rainy by April standards. The month averages an inch and a half. But we were far from the record of 5.88 inches in 2018.
I received a message asking if there was a climatic explanation for having more than average rainfall. We are nearing the end of a La Nina cycle and I looked back at other La Nina years and could find no strong correlation between La Ninas and rain in April on Roatan.
May is usually another dry month, averaging nearly 3 inches. The first week looks to start out dry, so that is in keeping with the time of year. They always say dry weather is good for ripening mangoes, so lets hope we get a good crop this year!