It rained in buckets all through the weekend in Belize City!

The Met Office says it recorded 5.1 inches of rainfall in Ladyville over the three day period between Friday and Monday. The bulk of it - over two inches - came down last night.

Now, 5.1 inches is way above average, in fact the average monthly rainfall for October is 9.8 inches - so that is more than half in just three days!

According to Chef meteorologist Dennis Gonguez, normally this kind of rainfall only occurs during a tropical cyclone. The rain caused persistent flooding all through Sunday into Monday - forcing the closure of a number of schools in the city - and causing inconvenience to many regular folks whose homes were and streets were affected by high waters that just would not drain off. The rain was caused by moisture from a north easterly airflow over Belize.

Channel 7