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#490251 - 05/02/14 10:55 AM Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014
Marty Offline

Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Moist and unstable conditions exist over the region.
Advisories: **Small Craft Caution for gusty winds and locally rough seas.**
24-hour forecast: Cloudy with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms over the coast this morning and tonight, then over inland areas this afternoon.
Winds: East - southeast 10-20 knots with occasional higher gusts.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: E/SE 10-20 kt; seas: Choppy-moderate; waves: 3-5 ft.; a few showers/isolated thunderstorms, decreasing.
Tomorrow: Winds: E/NE 5-15 kt.; seas: Choppy; waves: 2-4 ft.; a few showers/isolated thunderstorms.
Marine Outlook: Winds: E/NE 5-15 kt.; seas: Choppy; waves: 2-4 ft.; a few showers/isolated thunderstorms.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 82
General Outlook: Cloudy with a few showers and isolated thunderstroms around the country on Sat and Sat night.

Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours. Click for our daily Tropical Weather Report

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Current Caye Caulker Weather Information
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  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
24° C
75° F
Inland 35° C
95° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
18° C
65° F
TIDES:
High - 11:30 AM Low - 6:51 PM
High - 12:47 AM (SAT.) Low - 6:06 AM (SAT.)
Sunrise - 5:26 AM Moonrise - 8:12 AM
Sunset - 6:13 PM Moonset - 9:27 PM

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#490252 - 05/02/14 10:56 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014 [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
From Consejo Shores: Woke to the sweet sound of rather heavy rain.. It has been raining for about 45 mins now. The Rain gods have been liked our rain dance even if it was not the right one!! WE are thankful as now we can see if the patch on the underground cistern worked!! We won't have to irrigate at the farm and the garden at home will get a good soaking....even with watering they were beginning to struggle especially the potted ones.....listen to the rain it is very very heavy........keep coming!!!!

Light steady rain started at 6pm last night in Belmopan….

There was about 30 mins of heavy rain in Springfield (S.BMP) around 4pm yesterday, followed by another period just after dark which lasted until, happy, we fell asleep. There was a further period overnight but not heavy. tanks all full this am, just a day after I finished installation of two new tanks and a major gutter upgrade. feeling a bit smug this am.

On Ambergris (from TacoGirl), Wunderground was right on the money this morning weather wise, they predicted 80% chance of lightening and rain today which exactly what we woke up to at 4:00am.

here's after one rain shower in Belize city last night:


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#490256 - 05/02/14 11:49 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014 [Re: Marty]
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On Ambergris Caye this morning the island is getting a much needed fresh water rinse.
The expected high is 88 and our windy event seems to be over.
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#490281 - 05/02/14 07:07 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014 [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Rains cause class cancellations; downpours expected to last all weekend

The rains that came down on Thursday night and caused flooding throughout Belize City led to the cancellations of classes for many schools throughout the city.

Streets and compounds for many of the schools were severely flooded and inaccessible. Some of the schools which cancelled classes include, St. Ignatius Primary, St. Joseph Primary, All Saints and even St. John’s Junior College which, was supposed to be having exams today.

Forecaster at the Belize Meteorological Service, Francisca Wellington told The Reporter that two systems converging over the region are causing the rains. Wellington explained that a frontal system in the Bay of Campeche and another nearby caused increased moisture and instability in weather conditions.

Wellington said that they expect the rains to continue into the weekend and said that the concentration of rain will be inland for the remainder of today and then over the coast again at night.

Wellington predicted that the entire country will experience showers on Saturday and over the rest of the weekend.

The Reporter


From Belmopan... 08:30 BZT

Rain, Rain, glorious Rain. . . . . . . :-)

Total of 8.4mm ( 1/3" ). . . . .First 5mm heavy short rain then prolonged rain from 6pm to nearly midnight. . . .Very good for the grass and plants.

Started light rain again at 7:45 this morning in Belmopan, heavily Overcast at present and no wind.

I saw a line well to the east of that cold front yesterday. . . .I suspect it was that, plus all the ITCZ activity over Guatamala/Mexico, that caused our rain.

I think the rain will peter out later today, as the cloud thins.



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#490300 - 05/03/14 11:33 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2014 [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline

Downpour Leaves City Inundated

The heavy rains don't usually come until June but a late season cold front pushing past Belize caused a torrential downpour last night. It rained for hours here in the city - and when residents woke up, it was to a city underwater. Here's how it looked this morning:

Cecil Jenkins, Sanitation Administrative Supervisor
"Like you say we could never predict when the rains will be falling, so I guess yesterday or last night when this rain came it was like a surprise to the public, but we never expect this."

Monica Bodden reporting
It was tough going this morning in the city, rubber boots - fashionable ones - were called for Or high stepping across the puddles while the police station looked like it needed a coast guard rescue.

Workers needed a hand to hold unto and some intersections looked like river mouths. We didn't see many stalled out, even very low cars made it through, but some roads - like King Street were definitely only fit for SUV's. While newly cemented streets turned into swimming pools.

Still, kids had to find their way to school, some through knee high water, most of them going in at around 9:00 when the high water had rolled off.

Here on cemetery road, the city's sanitation department was trying to clear out drains.

Cecil Jenkins, Sanitation Administrative Supervisor
"Presently Jules, as you can see the area is flooded and what we try do as Sanitation Department of the Belize City Council is to try to clean out the manhole for allowing the water to flow steadily to alleviate this flooding on Pound Yard Bridge area."

Jules Vasquez
"Why does this area always flood so badly?"

Cecil Jenkins, Sanitation Administrative Supervisor
"Jules this area has been very much prone to flooding; this has always been happening for years and its something the council is trying its best to try to alleviate. If you notice they have just fix the canal area with proper drainage system but we still constantly have to come back and just plough out the holes to make sure the flow of the water flow in the drains. The drainage is properly okay, they are dug out and it's just the edge of the drain that usually has that built up with sand and debris and garbage that block up the little holes from making the water flow."

"If you were out here earlier this morning the water was about atleast a foot to two feet high and now the trucks and the buses and pedestrian could walk freely now because now the council is out and also we are trying our best to make this water flow off as quickly as possible."

By 10:00 am - the sun was beating and the floodwaters had mostly rolled off.

Channel 7


Flooding in the city

Torrential rains on Thursday night caused flooding in most parts of the city. The municipal airstrip had to be closed…some schools including St. John’s Sixth Form called off classes and in many areas residents had to wade through water to get out of their homes. While the water has receded from some streets and yards, brace up because more rains are expected tonight. Duane Moody reports.

Via Phone: Francisca Wellington, National Met Service

“What happened…we had an increase of moisture from yesterday afternoon gradually increasing over us. Already, we had unstable conditions a lot; in addition to that there is a stationary front in the Bay of Campeche so all of that led to the instability and alas; it came down last night.”

 

Duane Moody, Reporting

For about ten hours, torrential rains pounded the majority of the country. And, with the constant rains, came a perennial issue in Belize City…flooding. This morning, in the midst of inundated streets, motorists and pedestrians waded through the waters to get to work, school and just about anywhere in the Old Capital. By eight-thirty a.m., classes for several schools were called off and students were asked to remain at home. The runway at the municipal airstrip was also under water and the Belize Airports Authority caused closure of the runways for Maya and Tropic flights. The two domestic airlines had to divert to the Phillip Goldson International Airport. Adding to the foot-deep of water on some streets was the high tide. The rains eventually ceased and the waters receded, but the forecast is for a repeat of last night’s weather says the National Met Service.

Via Phone: Francisca Wellington

“Actually we can see a repeat of this tonight. Yesterday, we had showers and thunderstorms that developed inland moving to the coast during the course of the night and this morning. So these showers and thunderstorms will gradually die out this morning and develop again over inland areas and we will have a repetition.  Currently we are having rain over Orange Walk and Corozal and we have heavier showers along the coast of Dangriga. So during the course of this morning, these will die out and develop inland again this afternoon.”

According to Wellington, the weekend will be hot and rainy. Duane Moody for News Five.

So the weather forecast is for more rains tonight and over the weekend. 

Channel 5

Rainy Day in Belize with some flooding

Flooding in the city of Belize from rain.


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