Jan. 25, 2023: Good morning, Roatan! We definitely had a windy night! We had a gust of 34 mph here on Jonesville Point. We have one more windy night ahead before things start getting calmer. Today will be mostly sunny and winds will be around 15-20 mph and seas around 3 feet. (1 meter)
Tonight winds get back up to 20-25 mph and seas to 4 feet.
Tomorrow things look quite a bit calmer, with the approach of a cold front.
You can see the front in this morning’s satellite stretching from Jacksonville, Florida through the Gulf of Mexico.
This forecast map shows the front approaching and weakening as it gets closer. Right now it looks like most of the rain will stay to our west. Many of the models only give us about a quarter of an inch for the whole period Thursday through Saturday. The further west you are, the more likely you are to see good rain, so Utila has a better chance than we do here on the east end. Winds tomorrow will be 7-12 mph and seas around 2 feet. We will have increasing clouds during the day and our best chance of rain is probably Thursday night into Friday morning, but there will be a chance of rain Friday, Friday night and Saturday morning, but much of the time we will have partly cloudy skies and dry conditions. Winds will be from the east/northeast at 12-17 mph and seas around 3 feet Thursday through Saturday.
Starting Saturday afternoon our rain chances go down and Sunday into next week we will have clear skies and a return of stronger easterly trade winds. Another cold front will get close the weekend of Feb. 4 bringing us another increased rain chance. Have a great Wednesday!