Belize Weather Forecast: December 19, 2018


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Generally fair and mostly dry weather will prevail today.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells today and partly cloudy to cloudy tonight. Generally fair and mostly dry weather with little or no rainfall is expected to continue today and then showers will be isolated mainly along northern and central coastal areas tonight.
Winds: West-Southwest | 5-10 kts BECOMING Southeast | 5-15 kts, Sea State: Light Chop
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
General Outlook: For Thursday and Thursday night is for a few showers or isolated thunderstorms over the mainland during the day and then over the sea during the night. Conditions will also become windy and cool again on Thursday night.
Daily Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

  Winds Seas Waves Details
Today W-SW 5-10 kts Light Chop 1-3 ft MOSTLY DRY. WINDS SHIFT THIS AFTERNOON TO BLOW FROM THE SE AT 5-15 KNOTS.
Tonight E-SE 10-20 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-5 ft ISOLATED SHOWERS.
Tomorrow SW-W 5-15 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-6 ft A FEW SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
Outlook NW 15-25 kts Moderate-Rough 4-7 ft A FEW SHOWERS, PERIODS OF RAIN OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. *SMALL CRAFT WARNING*

The Caribbean Sea

A 1014 mb surface low is centered over the west Caribbean near 17N86W. A surface trough extends from the Yucatan Peninsula near 20N89W to the low center to 16N82W. Scattered showers are over the NW Caribbean from 16N-21N between 82W-89W. Scatterometer data depicts gentle to moderate trades across most of the Caribbean. Fresh to strong winds are noted south of 15N between 72W-78W.

Fresh to strong winds will continue across the south-central Caribbean through Sun, increasing to near gale force near the coast of Colombia each night. A frontal trough will drift NW and slowly dissipate in the NW Caribbean today. Strong southerly flow will develop across the W Caribbean tonight ahead of a cold front entering the Yucatan Channel on Thu. The front will reach from the Windward Passage to Nicaragua this weekend.


  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
24° C
75° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES:
High: 7:43 AM Low: 1:06 PM
High: 7:14 PM Low: 2:24 AM (Thu)
Sunrise: 6:17 AM Moonrise: 2:57 PM
Sunset: 5:22 PM Moonset: 4:00 AM (Thu)




Four Day 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)