Weather Forecast for the Baja California Peninsula
Baja Weather Synopsis
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 08:10AM MDT MDT Most of the Sea of Cortez is cloudy this morning, along with covering the central valley of Baja California Sur and Pacific coastal areas and Mexicali region of Baja California. With the exception of the coastal areas, these clouds do have the potential to drop some rain or even thunderstorm before moving off to the northeast. It is going to slowly warm up through the week toward what could hopefully be our last heat wave of the season.
On our Tropical Watch we have two systems of interest. First, Tropical Depression 12E is well to the southwest of Baja California Sur and is closer to the Hawaiian Islands than us, so it will be of no concern to Baja. The second system has yet to even become a depression, but is given good odds of doing so in the next 48hrs. Mid level steering winds are still strong easterlies, so this next system too is forecast to move harmlessly off into the Pacific, after razing the Socorro Islands.... again.
In Baja California, in Ensenada is going to be under partly cloudy skies and temps in the upper 70's, after the marine layer burns off. Temperatures will build steadily through Friday's peak in the mid 80's. In Mexicali it will start with a good chance of thunderstorms and should clear into the late day. Temps will be 103° and as humid as it can get without falling out of the sky. Temps will continue to rise into the week, peaking Saturday well over 110°F. San Felipe will have near the same forecast, with the threat of rain through mid day and perhaps an evening thunderstorm. Temps will be in the low 90's, warming to the upper 90's Saturday, then a cooling trend will begin.
In Baja California Sur in San Ignacio will also have the threat of thunderstorms today with temps in the low 90's, working up to the mid 90's late in the week. Loreto is clear this morning and is expected to escape the thunderstorms hitting just south of this region, temps will be in the mid 90's today and warm to the upper 90's by Thursday. La Paz we have crystal blue skies and temps are expected to reach the mid 90's today, then follow on into the upper 90's and low 100's later in the week along with stifling humidity. In Los Cabos is clear this morning and expected to remain that way through the week with thunderstorms coming back into the forecast over the weekend. Temps will be in the low 90's today warming to the mid 90's by Thursday.
The peak of the heat can be a drag for us here in Baja, but there is one advantage, the fishing has been fabulous. Because fo that we are going to take a few days to go fishing and enjoy the Sea of Cortez. We will update the Insider eather forecasts where Banda Ancha allows. Enjoy your day...