April 6, 2023

April 6, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We wake up to 20 mph winds and 5 foot seas. Last night the winds got up to 40 mph and 7 foot seas. Today and tonight will continue windy, though not QUITE as windy, with winds 28-33 mph tonight and seas around 6 feet. Tomorrow we start to calm down, with winds 18-22 mph and seas at 4 feet. Tomorrow night will be noticeably calmer, with winds about the same as the daytime. Saturday winds will be around 15 mph and seas at 3 feet. Sunday we start a period of quite calm conditions, with winds light and variable and seas around 1 foot. We’re still looking for a few morning showers, though they will be very few.

Low tide will be 2:38 p.m. Have a great Thursday!

April 5, 2023

April 5, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands! We awake to 25 mph winds and 5 foot seas after reaching 39 mph and 7 foot seas last night. We have two more nights of this before we start calming down. Good Friday will be a bit calmer, Saturday even calmer, and Sunday through Wednesday we will have some of the calmest winds and seas we’ve had in perhaps a month and a half. The rain chances don’t look great, but as we get into next week I think we will start getting a few scattered morning showers.

Low tides are 2:05 p.m. and 2:36 a.m. Remember, most banks close at noon! Have a great Wednesday!

April 3, 2023

Satellite at 7 a.m.

April 3, 2023: Good morning, Bay Islands! We have a few clouds moving from southeast to northwest this morning. It is possible but not likely there is a small shower in there somewhere, but they will pass by quickly and skies will clear.

We awake to 20 mph winds and 4 foot seas. Seas should calm by midday to about 3 feet, but this evening, winds will speed up to 25-30 mph and seas to 5 feet. During the day tomorrow winds will be 20-25 mph and seas around 4 feet. Tuesday night and Wednesday night should be the waviest of the week, with winds 33-38 mph and seas up to 7 feet. Starting Friday things will start getting calmer and Sunday will be a gorgeous day with calm winds and seas. Also, starting this weekend into next week we should start seeing a few more scattered morning showers.

Low tides are 2:11 p.m. and 1:03 a.m. Have a great (and safe) holiday week!

April 4, 2023

Satellite at 8:30 a.m.

April 2, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We have a few clouds passing over this morning, but it is unlikely we will even get a sprinkle.

Last night winds were mostly around 25-30 mph and seas got up to 5 feet. This morning we have calmed to 15 mph and seas at 3 feet. Winds and seas will be about the same during the day today, but we’ll get windier late this evening, with east winds 25-30 and seas around 5 feet. Tomorrow will be much like today, but Monday night, Tuesday night and Wednesday night should be quite windy, with winds 30-35 mph with occasional gusts close to 40 mph and seas 6-7 feet. Friday things start to get calmer, and Sunday into the first part of the following week looks quite calm. That is also when we start getting better rain chances.

Low tides are 12:48 p.m. and 1:02 a.m. Have a great Sunday!

Rainfall for March 2023

March 2023 precipitation. No surprise. March was a dry month and we are headed into statistically our driest month of the year. Officially we are putting 2.76 inches in the bucket, our driest since the horrible drought year of 2019. Last year we got almost 10 inches, but average we have 3.53 for March. Here in Jonesville Point we barely got 1 inch for the month. April is the peak of the dry season with an average of 1.5 inches. But back in 2020 we got no rain at all in April. The long range forecast gives us slightly better chances of morning showers toward the middle of the month, but nothing to get excited about. Time to call the water truck.

March 31, 2023

March 31, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands. We have one more day of moderate winds and 3 foot seas before the stronger winds and seas start again tonight. As you can see in the chart, starting tonight we will have nighttime winds 30-35 mph and seas around 6 feet and daytime winds 18-25 mph and seas usually around 4 feet. We will have some high clouds over the weekend but basically no chance of rain.
Tuesday through Thursday winds are even crazier with seas getting back up to 8 feet at night.
Good Friday through the holiday weekend looks a bit calmer. Earlier we were thinking there would be scattered showers that weekend but we now think those will wait for the following week.

Low tides are 12:12 p.m. and just after midnight at 12:09 a.m. tonight. Have a great Friday!

March 30, 2023

Rainfall as of 7 a.m.

March 30, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands! We got some rain over the island, especially in the 6 am. hour and especially between West End and Sandy Bay, where we’ve almost picked up half an inch as of 7 a.m.

Satellite at 7:20 a.m.

We’re still dry on the east side, but there is one more round of clouds and potential showers over Barbarat that may come this way, probably before 9 a.m. After that we should be sunny and nice. This is the least windy day we’ve had in awhile. Seas are 3 feet and winds are around 15 mph. Those conditions continue through today.
Tonight winds will be 20-25 mph and seas 4 feet. There will be a small chance of rain, smaller than this morning’s chance was.
Tomorrow we will again have 15-20 mph winds and 3 foot seas, but starting tomorrow night we get dry and windy and those conditions go through the weekend into next week. We may not be QUITE as windy as last week. Last week our winds got up to 40 mph and 8 foot seas. For the first part of Semana Santa, nighttime winds will be 30-35 mph and seas 6-7 feet. The end of Semana Santa looks a little calmer and with maybe some scattered showers, especially that weekend.

Low tides today are 11:51 a.m. and 11:42 p.m. Have a great Thursday!

March 29, 2023

March 29, 2023: Good morning Bay Islands! Last night we got up to 35 mph winds. That might sound windy, but it was about 5 mph less than the previous night. So we are headed in the right direction. Today we should be slightly less windy with daytime winds 20-25 mph and seas at 4 feet and nighttime winds, especially after midnight, falling to 15-20 mph and seas to 3 foot seas for the morning yacht.

Tomorrow we also have a small chance of a morning shower. I’m including tomorrow’s rainfall prediction from the US GFS computer model. You will notice a pretty typical setup for morning showers this time of year, with the rain starting off the Mosquito Coast and drifting toward us. As the morning continues, these showers weaken and the question is whether any of them will make it to the islands. Let’s hope.

Starting Friday night we go back to being dry, windy and wavy. Those conditions will continue through the holiday week next week. For the holiday weekend long range models are saying the winds might calm a little and we might have a few scattered showers.

Low tides are 11:23 a.m. and 11:09 p.m. Have a great Wednesday!

March 28, 2023

March 28, 2023: Good morning Roatan! We are still windy with 25 mph winds after getting up to 38 mph last night. Someone higher up the hill than we are got up to 45 mph. Seas are at 5 feet around the island. Today and this evening will continue super windy, but tomorrow starts three days when our winds are more normal. Tomorrow’s daytime winds should be 20 mph with 3 foot seas, tomorrow night winds will be 25 mph and 4 foot seas. Thursday winds will be 15 mph and 2 foot seas and Thursday night 20 mph and 3 foot seas. Also on Thursday we will have a small chance of a morning shower. It’s not much, but it’s the only chance we see for at least a week and a half. Friday should be nice, but Saturday the winds come back in full force.

Low tide is 10:27 p.m. Have a great Tuesday!

March 27, 2023

March 27, 2023: Good morning, Bay Islands. Another windy night with a peak gust of 39 mph and seas up to 6-7 feet. This morning seas on the south side are 5 feet and today looks like it will be just as windy as yesterday. We are still looking for a little bit lower winds Wednesday through Friday with 20-25 mph and seas 3-4 feet.

I don’t want to give anyone false hope but Thursday there may be a few clouds and maybe one or two showers around the islands. Otherwise we are clear and dry into next week.

Low tide is 9:28 p.m. Have a great week!