Belize Weather Forecast: April 17, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Sunny throughout the region. Seasonably dry, warm and hazy conditions continue.
Advisories: *Small craft caution may go into effect later today, for gusty winds and locally rough seas. Heat Advisory: Residents, especially those residing in the interior of the country, are advised to remain hydrated and seek shelter from direct sunlight as much as possible. Also the risk for brush and forest fires remains high.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells today and clear to partly cloudy tonight. Little or no rainfall is expected.
Winds: East-Southeast | 10-20 kts
Sea State: Choppy-Moderate
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
Outlook: Dry, hot and hazy conditions to prevail Saturday and Saturday 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-SE 10-20 kts Choppy-Moderate 4-6 ft WARM AND HAZY WITH LITTLE OR NO RAINFALL.
Tonight E 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-7 ft WARM, WINDY AND DRY.
Tomorrow E-SE 10-20 kts Moderate-Rough 5-7 ft HOT, HAZY AND DRY.
Outlook E 10-20 kts Choppy-Moderate 4-6 ft WARM, WINDY AND DRY.

The Caribbean Sea

The GFS model for 250 mb, and the current water vapor satellite imagery, show an anticyclonic circulation center on top of Belize. Broad upper level anticyclonic wind flow spans nearly all of the Caribbean Sea. An upper level trough passes across the island of Guadeloupe in the eastern Caribbean Sea islands, to the coast of Venezuela along 68W. Comparatively drier air is apparent in water vapor imagery across the entire Caribbean Sea.

Precipitation: Rain showers are possible in areas of low level clouds to the east of a line from the Yucatan Channel to 13N70W.

High pressure north of the area will maintain fresh to strong winds near Colombia through Sat. Fresh to occasionally strong winds are also expected in the Gulf of Honduras at night through Tue. Smoke from agricultural fires in Central America may reduce visibility near the Yucatan Peninsula and offshore of Belize and Honduras.

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
28° C
82° F
Inland 36° C
97° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 29° C
85° F
21° C
70° F
High: 7:15 AM Low: 12:33 PM
High: 6:45 PM Low: 1:39 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 5:34 AM Moonset: 2:04 PM
Sunset: 6:09 PM Moonrise: 3:05 AM (Sat)

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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