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#477582 - 11/16/13 10:17 AM Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013
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Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Continued improvement in weather conditions expected the next couple of days.
Advisories: *Operators of small craft are advised to exercise caution for gusty winds and locally rough seas near showers and thunderstorms.*
24-hour forecast: Cloudy with sunny breaks today and partly cloudy tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will occur mostly along the coast this morning becoming generally isolated this afternoon.
Winds: East 5-15 knots becoming gusty near showers and thunderstorms.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: East 5-15 kt.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-5 ft.; a few showers and isolated thunderstorms, decreasing.
Tomorrow: Winds: East 5-15 kt.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-5 ft.; isolated showers or thunderstorms.
Marine Outlook: Sunday night:- winds: East 5-15 kt.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-5 ft.; a few showers or an isolated thunderstroms.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 84
General Outlook: Partly cloudy with only isolated showers during Sunday. Then some cloudy spells Sunday night with a few showers or an isolated thunderstorm along the coast.

Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical Cylone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.
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Current Caye Caulker Weather Information
Belize Hydrological & Flooding Information
Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
24° C
75° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 24° C
75° F
20° C
68° F
High - 9:49 AM Low - 2:47 PM
High - 8:54 PM Low - 3:53 AM (SUN.)
Sunrise - 5:59 AM Moonrise - 4:46 PM
Sunset - 5:16 PM Moonset - 5:55 AM (SUN.)

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#477584 - 11/16/13 10:23 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
Diane Campbell Offline
I thought I saw a patch of clear sky around 6 am --- it's now 6:20 and conditions over the reef are again whiteout.

#477591 - 11/16/13 10:46 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
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As we go to press Friday tonight, the nation of Belize continues to experience torrential rains as a result of a northeasterly airflow over the warm Caribbean waters – making for another wet month at the tail-end of the 2013 hurricane season.

Forecaster Michael Gentle told Amandala tonight that rains are expected to continue into Friday night.

Gentle said that the daily weather readings have been showing that for the past two weeks, there has been incessant rainfall on most days. However, he said, they expect the intensity of the rains to taper off a bit during the next 24 to 36 hours, with a return to normalcy on Saturday and Sunday.

Last month (October) was wetter than usual and the flooding being experienced across the country now has resulted from an accumulation of continuous rains. The outcome was tragic for Cayo last night.

According to the National Met Service, a flash flood was reported during the night of November 13, specifically in Santa Elena town and Central Farm.

“Several houses were reported to be washed out by up to 10 inches of water in Santa Elena. In Central Farm, the creek was estimated to have risen by up to 4 to 5 feet above normal. Trees were reported knocked down, sides of the road were washed out and classrooms at the Galen University were washed out,” the Met service said.

Belize should get some reprieve going into the weekend, since an east-southeast flow is expected to push showers to the north of us.

The Atlantic Hurricane Season closes in just over two weeks, with 12 named storms having formed since June 1. Gentle noted that so far, there have been less named systems than projected.

Meanwhile, the past weeks’ rainfalls indicate that November may, like October, prove to be another unusually wet month.

The outlook, Gentle said, depends on the type of cold fronts we get. He said that the onset of the dry season usually coincides with the passage of strong cold fronts. More weak cold fronts could mean more rain.

“Hopefully we get strong enough fronts to usher in the cooler and drier air and less rainfall,” Gentle said.


#477598 - 11/16/13 11:15 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline

On Ambergris Caye this morning we're trying to remember where we left the tube of sunblock. The expected high is 85 and the sea is calm. Wind from the NW at 3 mph.
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#477605 - 11/16/13 12:31 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
elbert Offline
I spoke too soon, it started to rain again right after I took this photo.
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#477609 - 11/16/13 02:06 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
ScubaLdy Offline
Suns out now but still very cloudy. At least its not raining --- at the moment.
Take only pictures leave only bubbles

#477616 - 11/16/13 05:21 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
Katie Valk Offline
Sunny in Bz City!
Belize based travel specialist

#477626 - 11/17/13 08:00 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 16, 2013 [Re: Marty]
Laguna Punta Offline
...so, lots of rain this rainy season.
Gone fishing!!


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