June 23rd. 2006 (6 a.m.)
SAN PEDRO WEATHER DISCUSSION
by Winston Panton (with excerpts from
the Tropical Prediction Center)
Tropical Waves are producing unstable weather conditions over Belize, Central America and Western Caribbean waters.
Ambergris Caye, San Pedro and Caye Caulker will experience for the next 24 hrs:
Cloudy to overcast skies today with widely scattered showers and thundershowers. These will decrease after midday.
The highest temperature will be near 86 degrees F after midday.
Winds will be Easterly at first but will veer to the southeast between 5 to 15Kts.
The sea state will be slight to light chop / but choppy to moderate in locally heavy showers.
Seas will be less than 3 feet beyond the reef.
The outlook is for cloudy conditions with showers through Saturday.
San Pedro Lagoon 0800 hrs
Cloud Overcast Cumulus
Wind (direction & speed) East northeast 7 kts.
Tide level 0.54
STRONG TRADES ON THE ORDER OF 20-25 KT CONTINUE ACROSS MUCH OF THE S AND SW CARIBBEAN WATERS.
VIGOROUS WAVE OVER THE W CARIBBEAN IS NOW ENTERING CENTRAL AMERICA WHERE IT IS PRODUCING A LARGE AREA OF SHOWERS/TSTMS. THIS FEATURE SHOULD EXIT THE
AREA LATER TODAY.
THE UPPER LEVEL FLOW SOUTH OF 24N IS ANTICYCLONIC...WITH THE WESTERN Caribbean Sea UPPER LEVEL HIGH CENTER IN NORTHERN NICARAGUA.
A SECOND TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 84W/85W. THIS WAVE MOVING THROUGH AN AREA OF UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC FLOW...AND IS ACCOMPANIED BY NUMEROUS STRONG
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN GENERAL FROM 12N TO 18N BETWEEN 80W AND 86W.
THE SECOND AREA OF NUMEROUS STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FROM SIX HOURS AGO HAS MOVED OFFSHORE MORE AND IS REALLY MORE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN WATERS SOUTH OF GUATEMALA FROM 12N TO 14N BETWEEN 91W AND 93W.