Belize Weather Forecast: January 20, 2020


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy. An increase in showery activity expected later today as a cold front approaches the county.
Advisories: *None but small craft caution likely to go into effect tomorrow.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells today and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will continue mainly over offshore areas this morning, then mostly over central and southern areas this afternoon, increasing and spreading over most areas tonight.
Winds: North-Northwest | 5-15 kts BECOMING | 15-25 kts | Gusty
Sea State: Choppy-Moderate
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 80
Outlook: For Tuesday and Tuesday night is for a few showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain to continue over offshore areas, elsewhere, showers will be isolated.
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 N-NW 5-15 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-5 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS, INCREASING.
Tonight N-NW 10-20 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-5 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
Tomorrow N-NW 15-25 kts Moderate-Rough 5-8 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. *SMALL CRAFT CAUTION LIKELY TO GO INTO EFFECT.*
Outlook N 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-9 ft ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS.

The Caribbean Sea

Gale-force winds are pulsing over the south-central Caribbean off the coast of Colombia. Also, large northerly swell currently affecting the NE Caribbean passages will continue through today. See the special features section above for details.

A stationary front extends across the far northeast portion of the basin from 17.5N60W to Puerto Rico near 18N67W. Isolated showers are noted across portions of the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and the waters south of Hispaniola and east of Jamaica. The latest ASCAT data depicts strong tradewinds over the central Caribbean from 10.5N-18N between 69W-78W, with fresh trades elsewhere from from 10N-19N between 60W-80W. Low-topped scattered showers are noted across the far west Caribbean waters from 16N-20N west of 80W.

Winds to gale force will continue along the coast of Colombia through 1200 UTC this morning. Thereafter, the pressure gradient responsible for the high winds will slacken, allowing winds to diminish to strong levels into mid-week. Elsewhere, high pressure building southwestward toward the Caribbean will result in strong northeast to east winds over much of the central and eastern Caribbean through early this morning, before the high moves to the east and weakens. As a result, winds will diminish across most of the area. Long-period N swell will continue to create very large seas and hazardous marine conditions for the northeast Caribbean passages through today.


  High Low
Coastal 27° C
81° F
21° C
70° F
Inland 28° C
82° F
18° C
64° F
Hills 24° C
75° F
16° C
61° F
TIDES:
High: 7:27 AM Low: 12:06 PM
High: 6:33 PM Low: 2:07 AM (Tue)
Sunrise: 6:26 AM Moonset: 2:10 PM
Sunset: 5:41 PM Moonrise: 3:35 AM (Tue)




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)

Ambergris Caye:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/san-pedro

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belize/MZBZ?cm_ven=localwx_today

Belmopan:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belmopan/17.26%2C-88.78

Caye Caulker:
http://cayecaulkerweather.com/weatherdata/caye-caulker-belize-live-weather-data.htm