June 24th, 2006 (6 a.m.)
SAN PEDRO WEATHER DISCUSSION by Winston Panton (with excerpts from the
Tropical Prediction Center)

TODAY’S WEATHER

Unstable weather conditions are gradually improving 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 will slowly give way to a few sunny breaks and
isolated showers by mid afternoon.

The highest temperature will be near 84 degrees F after midday.

Winds will be Easterly to northeasterly between 5 to 12Kts.

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 partly cloudy skies with isolated showers through Monday.


Current Weather:
San Pedro Lagoon 0700 hrs
Cloud
Overcast stratus
Wind (direction & speed)
Variable 4 kts.
Tide level
0.54 m
Precipitation
Moderate showers

Western Caribbean:

THE NUMEROUS STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THAT WERE OVER LAND IN NORTHWESTERN
NICARAGUA AND SOUTHERN HONDURAS SIX HOURS AGO HAVE MOVED SOUTHWARD INTO THE
WATERS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 87W AND 89W.

THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OF THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE
GULF OF HONDURAS FROM SIX HOURS AGO HAVE WEAKENED WITH THE WARMING CLOUD
TOP TEMPERATURES. LINGERING SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS ARE WEST OF
85W FROM THE GULF OF HONDURAS TO 20N.


UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC FLOW COVERS THE AREA FROM 10N TO THE YUCATAN
CHANNEL BETWEEN 80W AND 90W.


Central & Eastern Caribbean:

NUMEROUS STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE OVER INTERIOR COLOMBIA FROM
8N TO 9N BETWEEN 71W AND 74W IN NORTHEASTERN COLOMBIA AND THE LAKE
MARACAIBO AREA OF VENEZUELA...AND FROM 6N TO 8N BETWEEN 73W AND 75W.

ONE TROPICAL WAVE IS CROSSING THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ALONG 69W.

STEADY TRADES REMAIN ENTRENCHED OVER THE CENTRAL CARIBBEAN WITH FEW CHANGES
EXPECTED THROUGH THE FORECAST PERIOD. 20-25 KT ELY WINDS CURRENTLY LIE
GENERALLY S OF 15N BETWEEN 70W AND 78W.

WINDS/SEAS MAY BRIEFLY WEAKEN OVER THE WEEKEND COURTESY OF THE LOW CENTER
NEAR THE BAHAMAS BUT THEN WILL RE-STRENGTHEN MON THROUGH WED.

...TROPICAL WAVES...

A TROPICAL WAVE IS ALONG 88W/89W SOUTH OF 20N MOVING WEST 10 TO 15 KT. THIS
WAVE IS PASSING THROUGH AN AREA OF UPPER LEVEL ANTICYCLONIC FLOW...WITH A
HIGH CENTER NEAR 16N86W.

THE NUMEROUS STRONG THUNDERSTORMS THAT WERE OVER LAND IN NORTHWESTERN
NICARAGUA AND SOUTHERN HONDURAS SIX HOURS AGO HAVE MOVED SOUTHWARD INTO THE
WATERS OF THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN FROM 11N TO 13N BETWEEN 87W AND 89W.
THE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OF THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND THE
GULF OF HONDURAS FROM SIX HOURS AGO HAVE WEAKENED WITH THE WARMING CLOUD
TOP TEMPERATURES. LINGERING SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS ARE WEST OF
85W FROM THE GULF OF HONDURAS TO 20N.

ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE IS ENTERING THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN SEA ALONG 67W/68W
MOVING WEST 15 KT TO 20 KT. THE NUMEROUS STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
FROM JUST NORTH OF PUERTO RICO TO 20N BETWEEN 65W AND 68W HAVE BEEN
WEAKENING. ISOLATED MODERATE SHOWERS ARE FOUND FROM 17N TO 19N BETWEEN 65W
AND 68W. OTHER ISOLATED MODERATE SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS ARE
FOUND FROM 14N TO 18N BETWEEN 63W AND 66W.

NUMEROUS STRONG SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALSO ARE OCCURRING IN VENEZUELA
FROM 7N TO 11N BETWEEN 64W AND 66W.