Belize Weather Forecast: January 21, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy. A cool and mostly dry northerly airflow will prevail during the next 24 hours.
Advisories: *Small Craft Caution is in effect for gusty winds and occasionally rough seas.*
24-hour forecast: Variably cloudy and cool with little or no rainfall, except for a few showers continuing mostly beyond the reef this morning.
Winds: North-Northwest | 10-20 kts | Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: For Wednesday and Wednesday night is for clear to partly cloudy skies, with continuing cool temperatures and little or no rainfall is expected.
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 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-8 ft A FEW SHOWERS MOSTLY BEYOND THE REEF, DECREASING.
Tonight N 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-8 ft MAINLY FAIR AND COOL.
Tomorrow N-NE 5-15 kts Moderate 4-6 ft FAIR AND COOL WITH LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL.
Outlook E-NE 5-15 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-5 ft WEDNESDAY NIGHT:- COOL WITH LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL.

The Caribbean Sea

An Atlantic Ocean cold front cuts across NW Cuba, into the NW corner of the Caribbean Sea, and into the Yucatan Peninsula. Precipitation: rainshowers are possible from 13N northward from 75W westward.

The GFS model for 250 mb shows upper level anticyclonic wind flow with a ridge, that spans the entire area. The GFS model for 500 mb shows a trough extending from NW Cuba, across Jamaica, to the coast of Colombia near 10N76W. The GFS model for 700 mb shows a cyclonic circulation center that is about 180 nm to the south of Jamaica.

A surface trough reaches the northern sections of Colombia, from the eastern Pacific Ocean. Precipitation: multilayered moisture and rainshowers are from 12N southward from 76W westward, and in parts of Panama and Costa Rica.

Long-period north swell will continue to result in very large seas and hazardous marine conditions, across the Tropical North Atlantic, and in the Atlantic Ocean, facing parts of the Lesser Antilles and Puerto Rico through Tuesday night, before gradually diminishing into mid-week. A NW Caribbean Sea cold front will reach from eastern Cuba to the northern coast of Honduras by Tuesday evening, bringing strong north winds and higher seas.

  High Low
Coastal 26° C
78° F
19° C
66° F
Inland 24° C
76° F
17° C
62° F
Hills 21° C
70° F
13° C
56° F
High: 8:27 AM Low: 1:01 PM
High: 7:29 PM Low: 2:59 AM (Wed)
Sunrise: 6:26 AM Moonset: 3:01 PM
Sunset: 5:41 PM Moonrise: 4:31 AM (Wed)

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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