Belize Weather Forecast: August 5, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with some cloudy spells today and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect mainly coastal areas this morning, inland areas this afternoon and southern and coastal areas tonight.
Winds: E-NE, 5-10 kts
Sea State: Slight
Waves: 1-3 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Thursday is for cloudy skies with some showers and a few thunderstorms over most areas, decreasing on Thursday night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 05, 2020 to August 12, 2020: Observations offshore Belize suggests that sargassum has decreased during the past few days. However a few mats were still noted well offshore the country and there is a medium chance of sargassum affecting local beaches in the coming week. San Pedro has a medium probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 9:00pm last night the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Isaias was located near 45.3N, 72.5W, or about 45 miles ESE of Montreal, Quebec. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

An upper level cyclonic circulation center is to the south of Jamaica and is enhancing scattered moderate to strong convection along the monsoon trough across southwest portions from 08.5N to 12N between 75W and 83W. Stable sinking air dominates the middle and upper levels of the eastern Caribbean due to the presence of an upper level low east of the Leeward Islands.

The western periphery of a central Atlantic ridge extends W-SW to near 60W this morning. The associated pressure gradient between this high and low pressure across Colombia and the monsoon trough is supporting fresh to strong tradewinds across the central Caribbean between 70W and 77W, where seas are running 6-8 ft. Elsewhere light to moderate trade prevail across western portions while moderate trades are seen across eastern portions and the Tropical Atlantic waters east of the Lesser Antilles.

The pressure gradient between the Bermuda High across the W Atlantic and the eastward extension of the NE Pacific monsoon trough to Colombia will support fresh to strong trades across the central basin through Wed, then will expand to the SW Caribbean Wed night and continuing through the weekend. Moderate to fresh winds are expected in the Gulf of Honduras during this period as well as the eastern Caribbean. Strong tradewinds are expected across the central Caribbean from Colombia to Hispaniola this weekend with the passage of a tropical wave.

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
28° C
82° F
Inland 36° C
96° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 28° C
82° F
21° C
70° F
High: 10:48 AM Low: 5:57 PM
High: 11:50 PM Low: 5:27 AM (Thu)
Sunrise: 5:33 AM Moonset: 7:12 AM
Sunset: 6:23 PM Moonrise: 8:09 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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