Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Squally weather today. Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Conditions have become moist again over the area.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Caution is in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas. A Flood Watch remains is in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas particularly in the Toledo District.*
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the Belize, Orange Walk, Cayo and Stann Creek districts today. Then, some showers and a few thunderstorms will develop mainly over the Toledo and Stann Creek districts tonight, spreading to most areas late.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts, Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Sunday and Sunday night is for some showers and a few thunderstorms affecting much of the country during the day and then mostly over the Toledo and Stann Creek districts during the 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: 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:

The Caribbean Sea

An upper level trough extends from an Atlantic Ocean 35N60W cyclonic circulation center, to a second Atlantic Ocean cyclonic circulation center that is near 27N68W, to the Windward Passage, to Jamaica, to 15N79W, to the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Upper level cyclonic wind flow covers the Caribbean Sea from Hispaniola westward. Upper level anticyclonic wind flow covers the rest of the Caribbean Sea. Precipitation: isolated moderate to locally strong covers the area that is from Jamaica westward.

The 72W tropical wave is moving through a transition area, from upper level anticyclonic wind flow toward upper level cyclonic wind flow. Precipitation: Broken to overcast multi-layered clouds and possible rain showers are within 360 nm to the east of the tropical wave, and within 450 nm to the west of the tropical wave. Scattered moderate to isolated strong in clusters is from 09N to 12N between 65W and 73W just to the west of Lake Maracaibo, in the northern sections of Venezuela.

The monsoon trough is along 08N/10N, from Colombia along 74W westward, beyond southern sections of Costa Rica. Precipitation: scattered to numerous strong in clusters is in Colombia, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean coastal waters of Colombia, from 04N to the monsoon trough between 75W and 80W.

Fresh to strong trade winds are expected across the south central Caribbean Sea through Wednesday. The comparatively strongest winds will be present tonight and on Sunday, as a tropical wave moves across the region. Moderate to fresh winds are expected elsewhere.

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 34° C
94° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
Low: 7:03 AM High: 12:48 PM
Low: 7:37 PM High: 1:24 AM (Sun)
Sunrise: 5:34 AM Moonset: 9:39 AM
Sunset: 6:22 PM Moonrise: 9:55 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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