May 22, 2023

Good morning Bay Islands. We awake to calm winds and seas. These beautiful, but dry, conditions will last the rest of this week. Friday night we start getting small chances of rain back in the forecast. Because the forecast is kind of boring, I thought I would answer a reader’s question.

Because the forecast is kind of boring, I thought I would answer a reader’s question. David Trawick asks: What does it mean for the average person when we talk about high and low tide?
Tides are caused by the gravitational pull of the moon on the earth. The side of the earth is pulled toward the moon, and the opposite side from the moon bulges up. These are the two high tides. The sun also contributes to this bulge, which is why the tides are more extreme during full moons and new moons, when the moon and sun are aligned. We’re in new moon phase now, so our low tide at 5:02 p.m. will be lower than the average low tide. Have a great week!

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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