That very active ITCZ type or hurricane outer band activity in the Caribbean near Jamaica, is reducing and a new very active area developing just off Nicaragua . . . If I did not know better, I would say it looks like a new storm forming. Also it is not clear what is happening close to Belize and Honduras, not much change, just continual rain type high clouds.Flood Report and Forecast for November 4, 2020 from the National Hydrological ServiceRiver Conditions
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa C111Z, Sari Antonio. San Roman, and Douglas and downstream to the coast levels are below normal and falling. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are below normal and falling.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at Mollejon and Vaca facilities are above the spillway. the Chalillo reservoir is below the spillway by only one meter. At San Ignacio, levels are about 3.5m above
the low-level bridge and rising. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town Flood levels are 0.20m below the Historical Keith stage and .036m below the Historical Mitch stage
, this station continues to rise. On the BELIZE RIVER, at Banana Bank and Double Run levels are approaching Flood Stage and rising. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels are below the causeway and rising steadily.
REGION 11 - River levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal and rising steadily. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is near Flood stage
. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is approaching Flood stage
and rising steadily. On the Swasey and Blades branch of the MONKEY RIVER levels are above normal rising slowly. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at Sari Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are near above normal and rising. The MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan is above normal and rising. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco is above normal and rising.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are near normal and steady. FLOOD FORECAST A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR RIVERS. STREAMS. CREEKS and WATERWAYS IN THE SOUTII. WEST, and CENTRA OF THE COUNTRY AND ALSO THE BELIZE RIVER (especially the Iguana Creek. and Belize River Valley area)
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek levels shows a minimal rise, at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas and downstream to the coast levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected increasing to above nonnal levels. Residents are advised that Rivers may not be at Flood Stage but the CREEKS and STREAMS may reach FLOOD stage.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to exceed its spillway at Chalillo facility and above spillway levels will continue for all reservoir facilities over the next few days. At Sari Ignacio, Flood levels
are expected to continue over the next few days. 011 the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town Flood levels
are expected to continue to rise. On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and Double Run levels are expected to continue to rise and reach Flood Stage
. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, levels are expected to continue to rise.
REGION 11 - Increasing river levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun are expected to continue over the next few days. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are expected to rise and reach Flood Stage
. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels are expected to increase and exceed FLOOD STAGE
. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan Flood levels are expected to reach Flood Stage
. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are expected to reach Flood levels. RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY IN WATERSHEDS ON THE EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUN MAINS - front North Stann Creek to Sarstoon River are ADVISED THAT RIVERS MAY RISE SIGNIFICANTLY this evening into the night. THESE RIVERS ALSO MAY RISE RAPIDLY.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER Flood stage are expected over the next few days.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday November 6, 2020 at 12 pm.
Cat 4 Hurricane Eta is now a tropical depression and to our south - heres today's high tide...around 1pm. Still getting a bunch of rain. The wading birds are loving it. Photo by San Pedro Scoop
Eta is making Ambergris Caye very wet as you can see on Sunflower st. San Pablo area. Photo by Tacogirl
Stormy day! It's made for an angry reef, crazy high tides and a ton of rain (which is ongoing and likely to be with us for days still). Photos by Karen BrodieClick photos for more pictures!