Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Thanks to the atmospheric condition modules that are used by the meteorological unit of El Centro Universitario de la Costa (CUC) to analyze the behavior of the weather in the region, better fishing and the arrival of more whales have been forecast for the Bay of Banderas next year, due to weather conditions occurring in 2017.
With the last months of the climatic phenomenon El Niņo upon us and the onset of La Niņa about to begin, surges of cold water are expected in the Bay of Banderas, a condition that fishing and whale watching service providers find encouraging.
Victor Manuel Cornejo, head of the CUC's meteorological department said, "as July approaches, sea temperatures will drop below normal along our coast. This is certainly a point in our favor."
It is important to remember that 2016 was one of the lowest years on record for the number of whales that visited Banderas Bay, as well as a difficult year for fishing due to the high water temperatures in the Mexican Pacific.
As for next year's forecast, Victor Manuel Cornejo explained that, "next year there will be better fishing and, thanks to the cold waters, we'll be seeing more whales in the bay."
Climatic changes are expected in June, when El Niņo comes to an end and La Niņa begins affecting the atmospheric conditions in the Banderas Bay region.Original article translated and edited by Ricardo Acerco for BanderasNews.com.