Remember that old classic 45 record of the Beach Boys singing Fun, Fun, Fun ('Till Her Daddy Takes Her T-Bird Away)? Better cue it up and get ready, because soon we're going to have Sun, Sun, Sun, ('till they take our weather pattern away)!
In our last forecast we talked about Maz being in an off and on cycle of clouds and slightly elevated levels of humidity moving up from the Intertropical Convergence Zone. Starting today we'll see the last, and biggest section of that weather pattern moving through.
Rather heavy bands of clouds will be overhead today and Wednesday will see overcast continue, but lighten as the day goes by. So today and tomorrow are the perfect days for the aquarium, walking tour of El Centro, experiencing El Quelite, shopping crawl, or all those other inland / indoor activities you haven't gotten to yet.
Then on Thursday get ready for fun in the sun and blue skies right through the weekend and into next week! Click on our infra red satellite image (link below) and you'll view a massive band of clouds that covers most of Mexico, and runs all the way from the equator up through Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.
That's about two days of cloud cover to pass through, and following that (remember weather in the Northern Hemisphere almost always travels west to east) you'll notice an almost totally clear ocean all the way to Hawaii (that group of red outlined dots). It more or less takes about five days for weather to move from Hawaii into Northern Mexico. (Speaking of which did you know the Hawaiian Islands and Mazatlan are almost the exact same distance from the equator?
All that being said we're still in our long term stable temperature pattern, and I don't see that changing. In fact this week will be virtually indistinguishable from the last with our variance of less than 20 degrees (6.5 C.) from day to night continuing. We still have that bench mark high of 80 degrees(26.7 C.). However our lows at night should be a degree or so warmer, only dipping to about 65 or 66 (18 C.).
For the next couple days the winds will be barely stronger, and coming almost exclusively off the water. However the difference in velocity is slight and may not be noticeable. If you're fishing it could make things a little rougher with the winds coming on from one direction. After that we'll go back into our typical winter pattern of light breezes off the land during the morning, turning to mild winds from the North / Northwest for the afternoon.
Ocean water temperatures continue to run higher than normal. In fact they're up a bit and running about 77 degrees (25 C.) along the shore. You can thank last week's unseasonable push of waves from the Southern Hemisphere for that. There is also a clear lane of 80 degree plus water (27 C.) not far south of Maz, and the fishing grounds offshore are running at or above the 77 mark. So the big game warm water fish should be out there.
If you're in, or coming to Maz you have a couple days for the alternate activities. Then expect a nice long run of wonderful beach and pool days, with nights even more mild than usual! I'd say have a good time...but that's a given isn't it?