Belize Weather Forecast: October 13, 2018


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Relatively moist conditions prevail over the area.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with some cloudy spells today and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will occur over most areas but especially the coast this morning and inland this afternoon then mainly over the south and along some coastal areas tonight.
Winds: East-Southeast | 5-10 kts, Sea State: Slight-Light Chop
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
General Outlook: A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue to affect southern areas Sunday morning and inland areas Sunday afternoon then increase over the south and coast Sunday night.
Daily Tropical Weather Outlook: At 3:00 AM Hurricane Leslie was centered near latitude 36.2N, longitude 16.7W, or about 580 miles East of Azores. Elsewhere in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

  Winds Seas Waves Details
Today E-SE 5-10 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
Tonight E 5-15 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft A FEW SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOSTLY SOUTH.
Tomorrow E-NE 5-10 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft ISOLATED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
Outlook E 5-15 kts Light Chop-Choppy 2-4 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ESPECIALLY SOUTH.

The Caribbean Sea

An upper-level trough extends from 25N65W to Haiti to Jamaica. To the southeast of this upper-trough, ample moisture is present along with persistent shower and thunderstorm activity. These showers and thunderstorms are affecting eastern portions of the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Scattered showers and thunderstorms extend across the eastern Caribbean from the coast of Venezuela to Puerto Rico between 63W-70W.

A Central American Gyre has formed in the southwest Caribbean. GOES-16 Total Precipitable water clear shows large scale rotation associated with the gyre. A surface trough is analyzed through the developing gyre from 18N79W to 13N80W. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms are noted from 10N-18N between 70W-84W, although little to no showers are occuring north of 15N and west of 80W. This gyre, or broad low pressure area, will slowly shift W toward central America through early next week. Enhanced showers and thunderstorms are expected to persist over the southwest Caribbean. Another surface trough is located from northwestern Honduras to northern Belize. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are over Belize, northern Guatemala and the Yucatan Peninsula.

To the south, the monsoon trough extends over the SW Caribbean Sea from 12N73W to 12N80W to the coast of central Nicaragua. Scattered moderate convection is occurring over Nicaragua and waters west of 81W and south of 14N.

NE swell from Hurricane Leslie will affect Caribbean passages through tonight. Expect moderate trade winds to prevail across the eastern Caribbean Sea through tonight. Mainly moderate to fresh trades will prevail across the basin for the start of next week. The tropical wave associated with the remnants of Nadine is expected to reach the Lesser Antilles early next week.


  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 34° C
94° F
24° C
75° F
Hills 28° C
83° F
21° C
70° F
TIDES:
Low: 7:05 AM High: 1:02 PM
Low: 6:30 PM High: 12:31 AM (Sun)
Sunrise: 5:45 AM Moonrise: 9:49 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM Moonset: 9:20 PM




Four Day Weather Outlook:


For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.
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Climate Prediction Centerís Central America Hazards Outlook

Current Conditions and weather history for Ambergris Caye / San Pedro

Current Caye Caulker Weather Information

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)