Belize Weather Forecast: January 12, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly clear skies. A relatively moist easterly airflow prevails over our area. Advisories: *Small craft caution remains in effect for occasionally gusty winds and rough seas.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells and a few showers mostly over northern and central areas today, then along with possible isolated thunderstorms, mainly over the south and some coastal areas tonight.
Winds: East | 10-20 kts | Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: Cloudy spells with some showers and isolated thunderstorms developing across the country Monday, decreasing slightly Monday night and affecting mostly southern areas.
Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

  Winds Seas Waves Details
Today E 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 6-9 ft A FEW SHOWERS, MOSTLY NORTH AND CENTRAL.
Tomorrow E 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 6-9 ft SOME SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
Outlook E-NE 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 6-8 ft A FEW SHOWERS, MOSTLY SOUTH.

The Caribbean Sea

The GFS model for 250 mb and water vapor satellite imagery show a trough that extends from NW Cuba, into the west central Caribbean Sea, to the northern coast of Colombia. Precipitation: no significant deep convective precipitation is apparent in satellite imagery.

Comparatively drier air in subsidence is apparent in water vapor imagery, nearly everywhere, except from 17N northward from 80W westward. Rainshowers are possible, in broken to overcast low level clouds, in the trade wind flow.

24-hour rainfall totals that are listed for the period that ended at 11/0000 UTC, according to the PAN AMERICAN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLES, MIATPTPAN/SXCA01 KNHC, are: 0.42 in Guadeloupe, and 0.06 in Curacao.

High pressure, that is centered to the north of the area, will allow for strong to near gale-force winds to continue across the entire area through at least Tuesday. Gale-force winds are expected to continue in the south central Caribbean Sea through Tuesday night, then pulse to gale-force again on Wednesday night. Large sea heights will continue across the region into Thursday.

  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
20° C
68° F
High: 11:48 AM Low: 4:53 PM
High: 11:07 PM Low: 6:22 AM (Mon)
Sunrise: 6:25 AM Moonset: 8:06 AM
Sunset: 5:36 PM Moonrise: 7:47 PM

Four Day Weather Outlook:

For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.

Climate Prediction Centerís Central America Hazards Outlook

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

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