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#513559 - 05/06/16 11:14 AM Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2016
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Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2016


General Situation:
Belize NMS: A high pressure ridge over the area supports a moderate north to northeasterly airflow. A gradual return to mainly fair and warm weather expected during the next few days.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy or partly cloudy skies with a few light showers over the sea and in the south this morning, becoming isolated later today and tonight. Showers decreasing tomorrow.
Winds: North - northeast 5-15 knots.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: N-NE 5-15 kts.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-4 ft.; a few showers this morning, becoming isolated later today.
Tomorrow: Winds: E-NE 5-15 kts.; seas: Light chop - choppy.; waves: 2-4 ft.; isolated showers.
Marine Outlook: Saturday night:- Winds: East 5-15 kts.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-4 ft.; isolated showers.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 80
General Outlook: For Saturday and Saturday night is for generally fair weather with only isolated showers developing.
Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico.

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Current Conditions and weather history for Ambergris Caye / San Pedro

Current Caye Caulker Weather Information

Belize Hydrological & Flooding Information

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Windfinder forecast for Ambergris Caye & San Pedro

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
87° F
23° C
74° F
Inland 34° C
93° F
20° C
68° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
18° C
64° F
TIDES:
High - 9:16 AM Low - 4:05 PM
High - 10:32 PM Low - 3:44 AM (SAT.)
Sunrise - 5:23 AM Moonset - 5:19 PM
Sunset - 6:15 PM Moonrise - 6:16 AM (SAT.)

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Ambergris Caye 10 day weather forecast courtesy of The Weather Channel


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#513562 - 05/06/16 11:46 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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On Ambergris Caye this morning it's cool and the breeze is from the North. Our expected high is 86.
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#513565 - 05/06/16 12:07 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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From Monkey River: We had a heavy 20 minute storm at 10pm last night. The worst since we lost half our solar panels and roof down at Monkey River some 6 years ago. The rain was heavy and a very high wind made it deafening. Fortunately no damage noted but I expect a few trees to be horizontal,

The storm itself was a carbon copy of the previous night, except MUCH heavier

From Toledo: Got 1 1/2" last night and 1/4" the night before, in Toledo.

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#513566 - 05/06/16 01:04 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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From Belmopan...

OK, that bubble of cool air has now reached us. But that last night rain was due to a normal ITCZ swell-up, where as all the others earlier swell-ups were to our west, this swell-up was right above central Belize, causing significant rain in many parts. North Belmopan I measured 25mm ( 1" ) around 10pm last night. That was an ITCZ swell-up, not necessarily associated with the cool air we are now getting from the north or SW, shown with the light blue surface wind arrow. A rather different cause to the previous nights rain, which was two air masses pushing against each other.

Looks like today will be largely sunny, as the cloud thins this morning. No rain on the radar over Belize, I am not expecting rain today, but we could possibly have more tonight, which is the main time these swell-ups occur.

Last night was a typical ITCZ swell-up. . . . Again rapid warm air rising, as it starts to condense into cloud, it gains heat as it condenses, so the rise continues, ever faster, causing massive amounts of rain. . . . Initially, when this air rises rapidly, surface air has to move in to replace it, so we get the serious horizontal surface winds, then when there is so much rain and cold air coming down, it forces air out sideways, so another cause of very strong wind gusts.

The lightning being caused by the rapid air rising, rubbing against the other air it is rising up through, charging the clouds, until there are electrical discharges.


Temperatures in Belmopan:
Today is probably going to be Similar, to yesterday : Thu, max. 33C 93F Last night min. 24C 75F ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )

Belmopan:
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=MD1029#history
Caye Caulker:
https://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=IBELIZED2#history


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