Belize Weather Forecast: June 20, 2013

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Gusty and somewhat moist and unstable airflow prevailing.
Advisories: **Small craft warning for coast of Belize**
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers or thunderstorms over most areas.
Winds: East 15-25 knots With higher gusts near heavy showers and thunderstorms.
Marine Forecast: Today: Winds: East 15-25 kts with higher gusts in showers and thunderstorms. Seas: Rough. Waves: 6-8 ft. A few showers or thunderstorms. Outlook: Winds: East 10-20 kts with higher gusts. Seas: Moderate - rough. Waves: 5-7 ft. A few showers or thunderstorms mainly in the south.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 83
Outlook: (Fri & Fri night) Cloudy spells with a few showers or thunderstorms mainly over the south.

Tropical Weather Outlook: At 3:00am Tropical Storm Barry was located near 19.6N 96.2W or about 30 miles N of Vera Cruz Mexico. Maximum sustained winds were 45 mph and Barry was moving to the west at 5 mph.
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WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR BELIZE
June 17-24, 2013

SYNOPSIS for 6:00am Tuesday, June 18, 2013 TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO MOVING INLAND OVER NORTHERN GUATEMALA THIS MORNING. AT 500 AM EDT...0900 UTC...3:00 AM BELIZE THE CENTER OF TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 17.0 NORTH...LONGITUDE 89.4 WEST. THE DEPRESSION IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 8 MPH...13 KM/H. THIS GENERAL MOTION IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT DAY OR SO. THIS SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO GENERATE HEAVY RAINS OVER BELIZE, NORTHERN GUATEMALA AND EASTERN MEXICO TODAY, WITH DAILY ACCUMULATION OF 3 TO 5 INCHES, WITH MAXIMUM IN THE HILLY TERRAIN OF NEAR 10 INCHES THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING.

TROPICAL WEATHER SCENARIO: AS TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO DRIFT WESTWARD ACROSS SOUTHERN MEXICO DURING THE NEXT 24-48 HOURS, A BROAD BUT WEAK LOW PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN AND NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA, CONDUCEIVE TO MORE SHOWERY WEATHER OVER THE REGION. A WEAK TROPICAL WAVE WILL BE TRACKING WESTWARD OVER THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN THIS WEEK, REACHING THE COAST OF COSTA RICA AND NICARAGUA BY THURSDAY EVINING AND EARLY FRIDAY.

OUTLOOK: THE GFS FORECAST MODEL (24-120-HR) RESOLVE PERSISTENT RAINFALL OVER NORTHERN CENTRAL AMERICA AND BELIZE DURING THIS WORKING WEEK AND THROUGH THE UP-COMING WEEKEND. THE RAINS ASSOCIATED WITH RETREATING TROPICAL DEPRESSION TWO WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH OVER THE NEXT 36-48 HOURS, BUT DAILY ACCUMULATIONS OF 2-3INCHES ARE EXPECTED IN THE HILLY AND NORTHERN AREAS OF THE BELIZE ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY, TAPERING OFF ON THHURSDAY. SHOWERS WILL THEN BE CONCENTRATED OVER SOUTHERN DISTRICTS AND ALONG THE COAST AND CAYES ON THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, AS INSTABILITY PERSIST OVER THE NW CARIBBEAN REGION IN THE FORM OF A LOW LEVEL WIND MAXIMUM AND A TRAIN OF VORTICITY MAXIMUM EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN TO SOUTHERN MEXICO. ALSO, A RETROGRESSING UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN BY SATURDAY SUPPORTING MORE SHOWERY WEATHER.

DAILY RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 0.25-0.75 OF-AN-INCH ARE PROJECTED OVER MOST DISTRICTS DURING THE REST OF THIS WEEK THROUGH MONDAY OF NEXT WEEK, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER RATES OF 1.25 – 3.00 INCHES OVER AREAS OF THE COAST AND NORTHERN REGIONS ON TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. THE RAINS WILL THEN SHIFT TO AREAS OF THE TOLEDO AND STANN CREEK DISTRICTS, AND SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL COASTAL AREAS LATER ON THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, WITH DAILY TOTALS OF 0.50-1.50 INCH AND LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS IN THE HILLY TERRAIN. SOIL MOISTURE IS ALREADY AT FIELD CAPACITY, SO ADDITIONAL RAINFALL WILL PROVOKE MORE LOCALIZED FLOODING THIS WEEK AND THE WEEKEND.

RFrutos
Meteorologist/Hydrologist
June 18, 2013

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Current Caye Caulker Weather Information
Belize Hydrological & Flooding Information
Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
26° C
79° F
Inland 33° C
92° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 26° C
79° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES:
High - 6:39 AM Low - 2:01 PM
High - 8:22 PM Low - 1:06 AM (FRI)
Sunrise - 5:19 AM Moonrise - 3:45 PM
Sunset - 6:30 PM Moonset - 3:23 AM (FRI)

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