May 27, 2023

Radar at 8 a.m.

May 27, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We’re still watching the northern sky to see if we can get a shower over the island, perhaps around 9 a.m. If so, consider yourself fortunate. After that we will have partly sunny skies and dry conditions. We should have small chances of early morning showers through Wednesday. After that, I’m afraid things look completely dry again.
Winds will be light today and tomorrow, 5-10 mph and seas 1 foot, Monday and Tuesday will be a little breezier with winds 10-17 mph and seas around 2 feet. After that winds and seas look calm. We are in a mostly dry and very hot cycle that doesn’t seem to be going away any time soon. Let’s hope we can pull in some of these morning showers the next few days. Low tides are 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Have a great weekend!

May 26, 2023

Radar at 7 a.m.

Good morning Bay Islands. Again this morning we have a few showers on radar, to our north and also to our west near Puerto Cortes, but it is unlikely that we will see a morning shower today. Our seas are a little higher. We are just a little over one foot here on Jonesville Point. Today winds will remain light and variable and seas will be around 1 foot. Tonight for the first time in a while, our winds will get up to 17 mph and seas to 2 feet. Tomorrow morning we have a 1 in 5 chance of seeing a shower. Into next week we will continue to have small chances of early morning showers. Let’s hope we get one.
Starting Sunday winds will be from the east 10-15 mph and seas at 2 feet.
Low tides will be 9:17 a.m. and 9:08 p.m. but will not be all that low.
Have a great Friday!

May 25, 2023

Radar at 8 a.m.

May 25, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands! This morning we have something on radar we haven’t had in a while. A few showers in the Caribbean to our north, and especially to our northeast.

Radar at 8 a.m.

My guess is that the Swan Islands got a nice shower this morning. None of this should affect us, as we will continue mostly sunny and calm.

We will start getting a LITTLE bit higher nighttime winds tomorrow night, with 15 mph winds and seas maybe between 1-2 feet, but we will still be calmer than normal for much of the week ahead.
Tomorrow night into Saturday morning we will have a SMALL chance of a nighttime or early morning shower. Those nighttime/morning chances of showers will continue into next week. Low tide is 8:09 p.m., but our low tides right now aren’t too low. Have a great Thursday!

May 24, 2023

Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to clear skies, light and variable winds and seas at 1 foot here on Jonesville Point, which is about a foot higher than it was yesterday. Winds and seas will stay calm and the sky will stay dry. We are still hoping for small chances of nighttime showers starting Friday night. Low tide is 7:04 p.m. Have a great Wednesday!

May 23, 2023

May 23, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. Our Caribbean is more like a small pond this morning with calm seas and winds. We will continue like this until Friday night when we get 10-15 mph and 2 foot (.6 meter) seas. Still not bad all the way through this weekend. No chance of rain until Friday night either. Starting Friday night we will start getting small nightly rain chances. Low tide is 6 p.m. Have a great Tuesday.

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!

May 21, 2023

May 21, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to calm winds and seas. Believe it or not, West End got .01 of an inch around midday yesterday, hardly enough to get the ground wet. We have a few clouds around and can’t rule out a shower somewhere, but if anyone gets one, it will be short. We’ll be mostly dry and continue calm today. Scattered rain chances come back next weekend. Low tide is 4:12 p.m. Have a great Sunday!

May 20, 2023

May 20, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to 10 mph winds and 1-2 foot seas and that is about the windiest it is going to get for the next week.

This map shows the wave action for the Atlantic Ocean leading into the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. I don’t know that I’ve ever seen it this calm in the entire region, and this will last most of the week ahead. It is almost like the Lesser Antilles and Bahamas are acting as a reef and the Gulf and Caribbean are a bay. If you had a big boat and wanted the travel around, this would be the week for it. But it better have a motor because there’s not much wind.

There will be a few clouds around today and a VERY slight chance of a shower toward midday. There will also be a VERY small chance of a shower tonight. After that there is NO chance of rain until the end of next week. With very few clouds and no wind, it’s going to be pretty hot. Low tide is 3:26 p.m. Have a great weekend!

May 19, 2023

Good morning, Bay Islands! We wake up to 15 mph winds and seas 1-2 feet. Those wind and sea conditions will continue today and tomorrow. Starting Sunday winds and seas get super-calm and will be like that at least through next week and perhaps longer. If you are in the States (or Canada, or anywhere in the world) and have the ability to make a last-minute trip to the islands, you’re not going to get a better weather week than next week for diving, snorkeling, swimming, boating and fishing.

Tonight and tomorrow night we will have a very low chance of an overnight shower, but otherwise we will be dry. Sunday into the first part of next week will be super-dry day and night. Toward the end of next week we will get a little bit better chance of some showers, especially overnight. Have a great Friday!

May 18, 2023

May 18, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to 15 mph winds and 1-2 foot seas (.3-.6 meters). Winds and seas should stay in that area through Saturday. Starting Sunday we get even calmer and the seas will be pretty flat into the first part of next week.
Rain chances will be next to zero, except for Friday night into Saturday morning when we’ll have a small chance of a shower, maybe 30 percent. We’re at least 10 days away from good rain chances. Have a great Thursday!