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#516395 - 08/02/16 11:08 AM Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016
Marty Offline

Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016

General Situation:
Belize NMS: An approaching strong and fast-moving tropical wave that has the potential of strengthening into a tropical depression or tropical storm will support a gradual deterioration in weather conditions over our area.
Advisories: *Small craft caution for gusty winds and occasionally rough seas near showers and thunderstorms. Residents should remain vigilant and closely monitor the advisories issued by nemo on the strong tropical wave over the Central Caribbean. *
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times today with a few showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern and coastal areas this morning and mainly inland this afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight and sunny with cloudy spells tomorrow. Showers and thunderstorms will be generally isolated, except for a few more mainly over the south tonight, and then mainly over inland areas tomorrow afternoon.
Winds: North-northwest this morning, becoming northeast at 5-15 knots this afternoon with higher gusts near showers and thunderstorms.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: N-NW becmg NE 5-15 kts with occnl higher gusts.; seas: Choppy, but locally rough at times.; waves: 3-7 ft.; a few morning showers and thunderstorms mainly north.
Tomorrow: Winds: NE 20-30 kts with occnl higher gusts.; seas: Very rough.; waves: 6-9 ft.; squally conditions with frequent outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms.
Marine Outlook: Wednesday night:- Winds: E-SE 20-30 kts with occnl higher gusts.; seas: Very rough.; waves: 6-9 ft.; squally conditions with frequent outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 84
General Outlook: For Wednesday and Wednesday night is for squally conditions with frequent outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over most areas of the country.
Tropical Weather Outlook: A strong and fast moving tropical wave over the Central Caribbean Sea remains well organized. This system has the potential of becoming a tropical depression or a tropical storm within the next 6-12 hours as it continues to move westward. Residents in Belize are advised to remain alert and to monitor the advisories being issued by the National Emergency Management Organization on this system.

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  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 35° C
95° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 26° C
79° F
19° C
67° F
High - 9:20 AM Low - 4:13 PM
High - 10:37 PM Low - 3:43 AM (WED.)
Sunrise - 5:33 AM Moonset - 6:21 PM
Sunset - 6:25 PM Moonrise - 6:12 AM (WED.)

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#516400 - 08/02/16 11:50 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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#516402 - 08/02/16 11:59 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
MaxS Offline

My family and I are supposed to fly out from Dallas Tx around 1:00PM today and arrive in Belize City at 3:45. We have a hotel in Belize City for one night and then we are supposed to go to Ambergris Caye for a Week. I am trying to determine if we should cancel or not. I do not know anyone in Belize, but I saw your posts so I figured I'd ask you what your thoughts are. of course the big fear is getting stuck somewhere with out a place to stay.

Please let me know your thoughts



#516403 - 08/02/16 12:02 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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On Ambergris Caye this morning the sea is flat calm and breeze is from the North at 2 mph. Our expected high is 89.
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#516404 - 08/02/16 12:03 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
Marty Offline
Hi Max, I would come on in. At this point it looks like it arrives as a tropical storm (not at the level of a hurricane) Wednesday afternoon or evening.... if this turns out to be correct, it shouldn't be a big problem...

#516407 - 08/02/16 12:12 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
MaxS Offline

Thanks for the information. So if we come on over, I would guess I should plan on staying another night in Belize City and try to go out to the Cayes on Thursday? what kind of aftermath do you think there will be on the island? Should we be able to get out there and do you think it will be pretty close to "business as Usual"


#516408 - 08/02/16 12:28 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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Right now i would guess business as usual. Things can change, but I would stick with your original plan at this point... and you are very welcome! Keep an eye on things, but the situation should clarify as the days go by...

#516412 - 08/02/16 01:07 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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From Belmopan...

What is this thing. ! It has been zig zagging across the Caribbean, still only classified as INVEST 97L. Each night it reforms into an intense circular area, but forming in general clear weather, between two other previously active areas, it is that which makes it look like zig zag track. Its wind speed has not increased over the last two days. It is looking more like a collection of ITCZ swell-ups working together. I believe their official words are a Tropical wave, that is an area of ITCZ activity.

Meanwhile there is air and cloud coming down from Florida, into the Gulf, over Yucatan & Belize, which has been causing us overcast conditions and some rain over night, most of which has now dried up, but not all of it. Looks like some of this Invest 97 activity is being caused by the NE winds from Florida. Perhaps that is preventing it from developing into a Tropical Storm. What ever, it is pushing out cloud ahead of it. So that, clashing with the NE cloud might cause some more rain showers over Belize this evening.

Looks like today will be a mixture of cloud and some sunshine, with a chance of occasional rain.

Temperatures in Belmopan:
Today is probably going to be similar, to yesterday : Mon, max. 32C 90F Last night min. 26C 80F ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )

Ambergris Caye:
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#516429 - 08/02/16 04:02 PM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2016 [Re: Marty]
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