May 2, 2023: This is what I was worried about. As of 8 a.m., visibility at the airport was down to 2000 meters (just over a mile). At 9 a.m. it was back up to 4000 meters. Yesterday it was 8000 meters much of the day. When flights were being cancelled it was down to 1000 meters.
The fire map shows fewer fires than before the weekend, but still some intense fires toward the coastline of Gracias a Dios Department, to our southeast where much of our smoke comes from. Over the next few days winds will be mostly from the east, but occasionally shift to the northeast or southeast. Northeast winds are better; southeast winds are bad because they bring smoke. There is a small chance for rain on the mainland the next few days and basically no chance of rain for us. We will have varying degrees of smoke for the next few days. Today and tomorrow we will have moderate winds 10-15 mph and 3 foot seas during the day and 20-25 mph winds and 4 foot seas at night. Thursday and Friday the east winds will be even stronger, before getting back about where we are now for the weekend. We’re still hoping for some rain in a week and a half. Have a great Tuesday!