May 13, 2023

Good morning Bay Islands. We awake to 25 mph winds and seas 4-5 feet. Today will continue windy and tonight we will get even stronger winds, 30-36 mph, and seas at 6 feet (2 meters). Be careful out there on the waters. The good news is that the winds should calm a bit tomorrow. Afternoon winds will be around 15 mph and seas at 3 feet. Sunday night will get a bit windy again, but we will really start noticing things calm on Monday, with 10-15 mph winds and 2 foot (.6 meter) seas and then Tuesday and Wednesday 5-10 mph winds and 1-2 foot seas (.3 to .6 meters).

After this weekend we’ll be done with 30 mph winds for at least the next week.We continue to have high clouds from the west. Even though our surface winds are from the east, our upper level winds are from the west, giving western and southern Honduras rain showers, but when those clouds hit the mountains, they rain themselves out and have no rain left to give us on the east and north side of Honduras. That’s part of the reason why we’ve been so dry. But this week we will have more moisture in the atmosphere and it looks like a rainy week for western Honduras. Unfortunately not all that moisture is going to make it over here.

The map I’ve included is the US GFS computer prediction for rainfall for the week ahead. As you can see, there is a blue hole over the islands, giving us only a quarter to half an inch of rain. But that is a quarter to half an inch more than we’ve been getting. Our best chance of getting it is Monday night through Tuesday night. Let’s hope we get it. Low tides are 10:25 a.m. and 11 p.m. Have a great weekend!

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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