Weather & Marine Forecast: Beautiful, Clear & Hot – Expect Dangerous Thunderstorms

Expect Dangerous Thuderstorms Tuesday Night

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3 Day Weather Forecast

Utila Weather: Beautiful, clear, & hot in paradise. Dangerous thunderstorms storms likely tonight starting 8PM (see video). Wednesday temperatures will peak and breezes will be very light. The sky will be clear as very few clouds will be present. Enjoy this great weather, as heavy rain and storms are expected starting Saturday. Remember to leave out extra water for your pets. Less than 0.2″ of rain accumulation over the next 3 days.

Lightning Safety Tips

No place outside is safe when a thunderstorm is in the area. Get inside as soon as you hear thunder. Run to a substantial building or hard-topped metal vehicle as fast as you can. If you can’t get to a safe building or vehicle:

  • Avoid open areas. Don’t be the tallest object in the area.
  • Stay away from isolated tall trees, towers or utility poles. Lightning tends to strike the taller objects in an area.
  • Stay away from metal conductors such as wires or fences. Metal does not attract lightning, but lightning can travel long distances through it.
  • If you are with a group of people, spread out. While this actually increases the chance that someone might get struck, it tends to prevent multiple casualties, and increases the chances that someone could help if a person is struck.

Marine Forecast for the Gulf of Honduras*

AMZ017-270300-
Gulf of Honduras-
1100 AM EDT Tue Sep 26 2017

.TODAY…SE winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 ft. Scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms.
.TONIGHT…E winds 15 to 20 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.WED…S to SW winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and SE 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 ft.
.WED NIGHT…E winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to SE
15 to 20 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 to 6 ft.
.THU…SW to W winds 10 to 15 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and SE 15 to
20 kt elsewhere. Seas 6 to 7 ft in E swell.
.THU NIGHT…NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to
SE 10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 ft.
.FRI…S of 17N W of 87W, S to SW winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W
to NW in the afternoon. Elsewhere, SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas
5 ft.
.FRI NIGHT…NE to E winds 5 to 10 kt S of 17N W of 87W, and E to
SE 10 to 15 kt elsewhere. Seas 5 ft.
.SAT…S of 17N W of 87W, SE to S winds 5 to 10 kt, shifting to W
in the afternoon. Elsewhere, SE winds 10 to 15 kt. Seas 5 ft.

*Courtesy of the US NWS. For updated marine forecast visit the NWS website

 

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