Belize Weather Forecast: July 10, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. A tropical wave is affecting the area.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Caution is in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers and thunderstorms. There is the possibility of localized flooding, especially near rivers and streams in the south.*
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times with some showers, thunderstorms or periods of light rain, mainly over inland and southern areas this morning. Then, activity will become isolated this afternoon with a few more over the south.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts,
Sea State: Light Chop
Waves: 2-4 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
Sargassum Forecast: There is a medium chance of Sargassum affecting beaches, especially over northern and central areas of the country during the coming days with moderate impacts. San Pedro has a medium probability with a moderate expected impact.
Outlook: Generally fair conditions expected with isolated showers developing on Saturday, and slightly more over the south, along with isolated thunderstorms, Saturday night.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 6:00 am the center of Tropical Storm Fay was located near latitude 37.6N, longitude 74.7W or about 55 miles South-southeast of Ocean City, Maryland. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

The pressure gradient associated with a dominant surface high pressure ridge over the central and western Atlantic is supporting fresh to strong winds over the central Caribbean this morning. Overnight scatterometer data shows small areas of near gale-force winds near the coast of Colombia and in the Gulf of Venezuela, as a tropical wave is currently moving across the area. Wave heights are 8-12 ft within these enhanced trades over the south-central Caribbean. Elsewhere, moderate trades prevail across the remaining waters. Some scattered thunderstorms are noted near the Gulf of Honduras in association with another tropical wave.

A tropical wave near 73W will move across the central and western Caribbean through Sun. Behind this wave, strong trade winds over the south-central Caribbean will pulse to near gale-force speeds tonight near the coast of Colombia and in the Gulf of Venezuela. Winds and seas will briefly diminish Sun and Mon, then increase again by midweek as another tropical wave crosses the region. Elsewhere, moderate to fresh trades will persist across much of the area through this weekend. The tropical wave over the Gulf of Honduras will continue moving across Central America through tonight.

  High Low
Coastal 30° C
86° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 33° C
92° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 28° C
82° F
20° C
68° F
Low: 7:30 AM High: 1:15 PM
Low: 8:32 PM High: 2:27 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 5:24 AM Moonset: 10:11 AM
Sunset: 6:31 PM Moonrise: 10:48 PM

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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