March 27, 2006 (6:00 a.m.)
SAN PEDRO WEATHER DISCUSSION by Winston Panton (with
excerpts from the Tropical Prediction Center)
Slightly unstable conditions and partly cloudy remain
over Central America and the North West Caribbean
including parts of Belize.
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro and Caye Caulker will
experience for the next 24 hrs:
Partly cloudy skies today and tonight with the chance
of isolated showers. The high temperature will be
around low 80 degrees F after midday. Today winds will
be from the East northeast to east 10 to 20 Kts.
The sea state will be choppy to moderate.
The outlook is for continuing partly cloudy skies and
isolated showers and moderate easterly surface winds
San Pedro Lagoon 0700 hrs
Wind (direction & speed)
East 14 Kts.
Western Caribbean & Yucatan:
AT THE SURFACE...THE TAIL END OF A FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS
STATIONARY AND LIES OVER HISPANIOLA. OCCASIONAL
SCATTERED SHOWERS ARE OCCURRING OVER HISPANIOLA AND
PARTS OF THE NW CARIBBEAN SEA NEAR THE BOUNDARY.
NLY UPSLOPE FLOW HAS PRODUCED MAINLY OVERCAST
LOW-LEVEL CLOUDINESS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS FROM NRN
NICARAGUA TO GUATEMALA AND BELIZE.
A STRONG MID/UPPER LEVEL HIGH IS CENTERED NEAR 12N58W
WITH ITS ANTICYCLONIC FLOW ENCOMPASSING MUCH OF THE
A SUB-TROPICAL JET IS DRAWING A FAIR AMOUNT OF
MID-UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE FROM S AMERICA AND THE
EASTERN PACIFIC AND SPREADING IT OUT ACROSS THE
CARIBBEAN AND CENTRAL ATLANTIC. THIS MOISTURE IS
DRYING OUT AS IT TRAVELS EASTWARD.
THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS EXPECTED TO BECOME STRETCHED
HORIZONTAL FROM PUERTO RICO/VIRGIN ISLANDS TO
HISPANIOLA THIS AFTERNOON AND REMAIN STATIONARY FOR
MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK...INCREASING THE CHANCE OF
RAIN OVER THESE ISLANDS.
THE REMAINDER OF THE CARIBBEAN HAS FAIR WEATHER WITH
15-20 KT TRADEWINDS.