Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
A small craft caution remains in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas. A flood watch remains in effect for the possibility of flooding over low-lying and flood prone areas and near rivers and streams.
Present Condition: Heavy cloud cover this morning. Moist and relatively unstable conditions will prevail during the next couple of days.
Advisories: *A small craft caution remains in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas. A flood watch remains in effect for the possibility of flooding over low-lying and flood prone areas and near rivers and streams.*
Cloudy with sunny breaks today becoming mostly cloudy tonight. A few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue mostly over northern and central areas this morning and then again tonight.
Winds: S-SE, 10-20 kts , Gusty, BECOMING W-SW, 10-20 kts, Gusty Sea State: Rough Waves: 6-9 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Latest observations show that a few sargassum mats continue to drift into the area. This is expected to continue during the next few days with moderate impacts on local beaches.
For Saturday and Saturday night is for some cloudy spells along with isolated showers or isolated thunderstorms during the day and a few more occurring over inland and southern areas at first during the night.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
At 3:00am the center of Tropical Depression Cristobal was located near latitude 18.8N, longitude 90.1W or about 80mls SSE of Campeche, Mexico.
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The Caribbean Sea
...EXCESSIVE RAINFALL IN CENTRAL AMERICA AND MEXICO...
Tropical Depression Cristobal is part of a larger Central
American Gyre (CAG) circulation. Heavy rainfall and severe
flooding have been impacting parts of Central America and southern
Mexico all of this week. Abundant tropical moisture in a
southwesterly wind flow will continue to impact SE Mexico and
northern parts of Central America. Additional rainfall amounts of
8 to 12 inches are forecast over southern Guatemala and coastal
Chiapas, with 4 to 8 inches expected in Campeche, Quintana Roo,
Yucatan, and El Salvador.
One part of the monsoon trough extends from northern Colombia
near 08N74W, across the SW corner of the Caribbean Sea, through
central Nicaragua, into central Honduras. Scattered showers and
thunderstorms are located within about 180 nm offshore the coast
of Central America
Otherwise, high pressure is dominating the Caribbean with
scattered moderate showers across the basin moving quickly west in
fresh to strong trades.
A broad area of low pressure, known as the Central
American Gyre, will persist over northern Central America and
southern Mexico for several days, producing widespread showers
and thunderstorms in far NW Caribbean into the weekend. Strong to
near gale force SE winds and building seas will continue in the
Gulf of Honduras and east of Yucatan through Sat evening. Fresh
to strong trade winds will continue in the central Caribbean
through Sat night.