Weather Forecast for the Baja California Peninsula
Baja Weather Synopsis
Sunday, August 2, 2015 9:10AM MDT MDT Marine layer is still inland in the mornings along the Pacific coast of Baja California, inland things will get really warm, and in the high deserts look for temps over 110° through much of the week ahead. Pacific central Baja will be warm and sunny through the week while the eastern side and southern portions of the peninsula will be partly cloudy and the southern half of Baja Sur will have a shot at thunderstorms after Tuesday, particularly in La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. Things will cool off a few degrees across the peninsula Friday and Saturday. It is getting steamy in the south as we move toward our Hurricane Season. The good news on threat front is there but one area of interest to our distant south and it is already too far west to be of concern to Baja with its very slight chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next 5 days.
In Baja California, in Ensenada is reporting partly cloudy skies and temperatures through the week will only rise to the mid 70's In Mexicali will be hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk with temps expected to remain over 110°F through late in the week. San Felipe will have plenty of sun through the week and temperatures in the mid 90's
In Baja California Sur, in San Ignacio will be sunny through the week, with temps in the low to mid 90's with a cooling Pacific breeze. Loreto is forecast to have partly cloudy today, clear tomorrow then partly cloudy through the week with temps in the mid to upper 90's through the forecast period. In La Paz it is sunny this morning and we are expecting temps to reach close to 100°F and humid this afternoon. In Los Cabos forecasts call for partly cloudy today with temps in the low to mid 90's through the week with a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms beginning Monday.
On the Tropical Watch we are in a relatively tranquil period of convection in the Eastern Pacific, as a result of being in a heating phase of the Madden Julian Oscillation. Forecasts continue to call for the convection phase to increase to moderate just about the time the Northern Hemisphere begins to cool and cyclone tracks shift more the the NNW, presenting a greater threat to Baja California Sur. In conjunction with the over temperature waters of the Eastern Pacific it means that we should be keeping a weather eye south a little earlier and with a little more intent in about 15-18 days. Enjoy your day...