CITIZENS ARE ADVISED THAT FLOODING IS OCCURRING ON THE RIO HONDO. Residents are advised to avoid flooded rivers and streams and motorists should avoid crossing flooded Bridges, Roads and Highways as Floods may become severe.

General Situation

MAINLY FAIR AND WARM WEATHF.R CONDITIONS PREVAIL OVER THE COUNTRY...

24-Hour Forecast

MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY AND PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT. SHOWERS. IF ANY. WILL BE ISOLATED ALONG WITH THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED DEVELOPING INLAND THIS AFTERNOON ANDOVER THE SOUTH TONIGHT.

River Conditions

REGION 7 - The Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO remains above the historically recorded Hurricane Mitch Level, and receding slowly; Levels at: Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas continue to rise. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia continues to rise steadily.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels remain below the spillways at Chalillo, Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge. The MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town is normal and steady. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run are normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and rising slowly.

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal and steady. Levels are normal and steady on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is normal and steady. The RIO GRANDE at Big Falls and San Pedro Columbia is normal and steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is normal and steady.

REGION 13 - The TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is normal and steady.

FLOOD FORECAST - 24 HOURS

REGION 7 - The Rio Hondo is expected to continue to fall at Blue Creek and will continue to rise downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas. The NEW RIVER at Caledonia is expected to continue to rise steadily.

REGION 9 - Normal and steady levels expected on the Mopan and Macal Rivers. On the Lower Belize River, levels will continue to rise on the Crooked Tree Lagoon. At Double Run normal and steady levels are expected.

Region 11- Normal and steady levels are expected on the Sibun River.

REGION 13 - Normal and steady levels are expected on the Temash River.