April 30, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. The good news is that visibility at the airport is 5000 meters (3 miles) this morning, much better than 1000 meters (about half a mile) yesterday. Winds are from the west at 10 mph and seas are 3-4 feet mostly on the north and west sides.
The video here shows the rain coming down out of Belize last night. Sadly, most of the rain fell between San Pedro and La Ceiba, not where we really need it, toward Trujillo and to the east of there. The reporting station in Utila seems to getting a shower at 7:45 a.m. as I am writing, giving them .14 of an inch. Locations on Roatan either got no measurable rain or .01, but we will have a chance of a shower through today. Winds will remain from the west at 15-20 mph and seas will be 3-4 feet especially north and west sides. We will have a decent chance of rain tonight with winds from the northeast at 5-10 mph and seas at 2 feet. Tuesday will be partly cloudy with a small chance of a morning shower and light winds turning back to the east. Starting Tuesday night we get strong east winds, high clouds and little to no chance of rain. Let’s hope that by then the northeast of the mainland has gotten enough rain to knock down the fires. Low tides are 11:41 a.m. and 11:57 p.m. Have a great Sunday!