Dec. 24, 2022

Dec. 24, 2022: Good morning, Roatan! We are dealing with some showers in advance of our cold front at 7:30 a.m. Around the island we’ve averaged about half an inch of rain overnight. We’ll be in and out of the showers today, though we should see some moments of sun as well. Winds will be from the east/northeast at 5-10 mph and gusting around squalls. Seas should be around 3 feet (1 meter)

Tonight scattered rain continues with the possibility of a thunderstorm.

Tomorrow rain continues, sometimes heavy, with light and variable winds, except in squalls, but as the front gets closer, we should see waves get up to around 4 feet, especially on the north side. Tomorrow night the chance of a thunderstorm returns.

Monday we begin to feel a bit of the chill of fresh winds. Right now it doesn’t look like we will have bad north winds on the island, but because they will be so close, Monday will be the worst day on the seas with waves around 5 feet, especially on the north side, and 4 feet toward La Ceiba. Monday and Tuesday should be our coolest mornings, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some 69 degree readings.

On Tuesday the rain continues, but the seas should improve a bit, to around three feet, both here and in Ceiba. Rain comes to an end during the day on Wednesday and Thursday we clear out and easterly winds begin to pick up, getting pretty gusty into next weekend. Have a safe holiday weekend and stay away from those firecrackers.

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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