This morning a pretty big storm is set up on the southern coast of Belize. In this satellite run from around 7 a.m. today, you can see the lightening strikes at the center. That storm is throwing some high clouds this way, but it’s not going to come over us, unfortunately.
Today we’ll have TRW (Typical Roatan Weather) with east winds 15-20 mph during the day and 20-25 mph as evening falls. Daytime seas are at 2 feet (.6 meter) and evening seas at 3-4 feet (1 to 1.3 meters). Only a very slight chance of an isolated shower around the island. That will continue tomorrow. Thursday is the day we might see an increase in rain chances and that will continue into Friday. Have a great Tuesday!
Sept. 6, 2021: Good morning, Roatan! We wake up in a familiar position — with clouds to the east and clouds to the west but not very many over our heads.
We continue with mostly sunny skies and winds a little lower than normal at 7-12 mph during the day, getting up to 15-20 mph this evening. Seas will be at 2 feet (.6 meters) during the day and 3 feet (1 meter) as we get to evening. There will be a chance of an evening shower.
Tuesday winds should pick up a little to 15-20 mph during the day and 20-25 in the evening, and seas at 3 feet (1 meter) during the day and 4 feet (1.3 meters) at night. Rain is very unlikely. Those conditions will continue Wednesday.
Thursday and especially Friday we have hope that our tropical wave will increase our chances of rain. Have a great Monday!
Good morning Roatan. Larry Rapp reported .2 of an inch of rain this morning at West Bay. The only other rain we’ve recorded in the last 24 hours was .01 of an inch just before noon yesterday in Sandy Bay.
There are a few clouds around as you can see in the satellite, so we will keep a chance of an isolated shower around for the morning. Otherwise we will have partly cloudy skies and winds from the east at 10-15 mph and seas 2-3 feet (.6 to 1 meter). Most of this week we will have TRW (Typical Roatan Weather).
This weekend, starting Friday, we might have a better chance of a shower due to another tropical wave forming off the north coast of Panama and South America, though some models want to move this more into the Pacific. Have a great Sunday!
Sept. 4, 2021: Somehow we managed to have a tropical disturbance pass right over us with no rain. As the system passed into Belize it actually got a little better organized and for a time you could see some circulation. As it turns out, we’re simply the losers of the rain lottery. There was certainly rain, as the rain gauges in Belize attest, but we missed out on the fun.
Today we return to TRW (Typical Roatan Weather), though our winds may be a little lower during the day today and tomorrow. We’ll be looking at east winds 10-15 mph during the day and 15-20 mph at night with 2-3 foot (.6 to 1 meter) waves today and tomorrow.
Monday we should be back to 15-20 mph during the day and 20-25 in the evening. During this period there will only be a slight chance of a stray shower. Have a great weekend! North American college football kicks off. Go Dawgs!
August 2021 Rain Totals. Our official rainfall for August was 1.08 inches, which is almost exactly what we got in August during the drought year of 2019. Last year we got 13.36 inches, but last year was one of the wettest ever, especially the last five months, a trend that continued into the first five months of this year. Since then, we’ve been pretty dry, with only 8.5 inches since April 1. It almost feels like I’m back in Oklahoma.
As you can see in the satellite map, we’ve somehow managed to dodge the rain again. This has been a pattern for us when disturbed weather is around. We have another day and a half with this tropical wave. The models really want to give us some rain, especially tonight, so we’ll see if it happens.
Today we’ll have partly to mostly cloudy skies with fairly calm winds at 5-10 mph from the south/southwest during the day, getting a little windier toward nightfall. Seas will be at 2 feet (.6 meters).
Tonight we’ll have the best chance of rain from this system, with east/southeast winds at 20 mph and seas at 3 feet (1 meter). Tomorrow we’ll have about a 30 percent chance of rain and east/northeast winds 7-15 mph and seas at 2-3 feet (.6-1 meter).
Sunday we’ll have a chance of a shower, mostly in the morning and evening. Winds will be shifting around, but getting windier as we get to the evening.
Monday we go back to TRW (Typical Roatan Weather) for the week ahead meaning winds in the 20 mph range, seas at 2-4 feet (.6 to 1.3 meters), and a very small chance of a passing shower.
Yesterday was quite windy and wavy and completely dry. Our tropical wave is getting closer. Right now it is off the Miskito Coast and should arrive here tonight. The The GFS rain total prediction through Sunday night shows 18 centimeters over (.75 inches) Coxen Hole. The Euro model is much more doubtful about us getting much rain, predicting about half an inch in West Bay and less than a quarter of an inch on the west side of the island.
Today we’ll have mostly sunny skies with increasing clouds. Winds will be from the east at 17-22 mph and seas at 3 feet (1 meter). Tonight we’ll have a decent chance of rain, and that chance extends into Friday and especially Friday night. Winds should be a bit calmer during the day from the east at 7-12 mph and 2 foot (.6 meter) seas, rising to 15-20 mph Friday evening with 3 foot seas.
Over the weekend we should have partly sunny skies and about a 30 percent chance of scattered showers. Winds will continue in the 7-12 mph range during the daytime rising to 15-20 mph in the evenings. Let me know when you see rain and how much. Have a great Thursday!