Belize Weather Forecast: January 14, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Partly cloudy, light rain in Belize City, clear in San Pedro and Corozal. A moderate east-northeasterly airflow will prevail over the area. Advisories: *Small craft caution remains in effect for occasionally gusty winds and rough seas.*
24-hour forecast: Some cloudy spells today and partly cloudy skies tonight. A few showers and possible isolated thunderstorms will continue over most areas this morning, becoming isolated this afternoon and tonight.
Winds: East-Northeast | 10-20 kts
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: For Wednesday and Wednesday night is for partly cloudy skies with isolated showers during the day and some cloudy spells along with a few showers and possible isolated thunderstorms developing during the night.
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-NE 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-8 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
Tonight E-NE 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 4-7 ft ISOLATED SHOWERS.
Tomorrow E-NE 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-8 ft ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

The Caribbean Sea

The GFS model for 250 mb and water vapor satellite imagery show a trough that passes through the Windward Passage, to Jamaica, beyond Nicaragua. Precipitation: rainshowers are possible from 17N to Cuba between 77W and 83W.

Comparatively drier air in subsidence is apparent in water vapor imagery, everywhere, in the Caribbean Sea. Precipitation: Rainshowers are possible, in broken to overcast low level clouds, in the trade wind flow, except for the areas that are from 13N southward between 74W and 79W.

24-hour rainfall totals, in inches, that are listed for the period that ended at 14/0000 UTC, according to the PAN AMERICAN TEMPERATURE AND PRECIPITATION TABLES, MIATPTPAN/SXCA01 KNHC, are: 0.30 in Guadeloupe, and 0.30 in Curacao.

Strong high pressure, that is centered to the NE of the area, will maintain gale-force winds in the south central Caribbean Sea into early Wednesday morning. It is possible that the wind speeds may pulse to gale-force, during the overnight hours, off the coast of Colombia, from Wednesday through Saturday night. Strong to near gale-force NE-to-E winds will continue in the forecast waters through early Saturday. This will include the waters from the Windward Passage to Jamaica and vicinity and the waters to the lee of Cuba. Large sea heights, in long-period NE swell, will continue in the region through Wednesday. It is possible that large sea heights may redevelop as early as Friday.

  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
24° C
76° F
Inland 28° C
82° F
21° C
70° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
18° C
64° F
Low: 7:06 AM High: 1:11 PM
Low: 6:47 PM High: 12:53 AM
Sunrise: 6:26 AM Moonset: 9:45 AM
Sunset: 5:37 PM Moonrise: 9:49 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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