Belize Weather Forecast: July 6, 2021

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Partly cloudy and windy in San Pedro. A relatively moist environment prevails over the area.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with some cloudy spells today and partly cloudy to cloudy tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will occur mostly over northern and inland areas today and then mostly over southern parts of the country tonight. Otherwise, showers and thunderstorms will be isolated.
Winds: E, 5-15 kts , BECOMING E-SE, 10-20 kts, Gusty
Sea State: Light Chop BECOMING Choppy-Rough
Waves: 2-4 ft BECOMING 3-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Wednesday and Wednesday night is for isolated showers or isolated thunderstorms, except for a few more occurring over the south during the night.
Sargassum Forecast from June 29 to July 7: The chances of sargassum affecting local beaches will remain high during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability and a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 6:00 am, Tropical Storm Elsa was centered near latitude 24.5N, longitude 82.6W, or about 55 miles west of Key West, Florida. Elsa was moving to the NNW at 12mph with maximum sustained winds of 60mph. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

Tropical Storm Elsa is along the NW coast of Cuba. Precipitation: numerous strong is within 180 nm of the center in the S quadrant. Widely scattered moderate to isolated strong is within 200 nm of the center in the N quadrant. This precipitation is reaching parts of the Bahamas near Andros Island, the Florida Keys, and the SE Gulf of Mexico. Other scattered moderate is reaching 28N in Florida, and in the adjacent coastal waters on either side of Florida.

An inland Central America tropical wave is along 89W from 18N southward. The wave is moving westward from 10 knots to 15 knots. The tropical wave extends from the Yucatan Peninsula and Belize southward, beyond El Salvador. Precipitation: warming cloud top temperatures, and dissipating but remnant rainshowers are in Central America, to the east of the tropical wave. The monsoon trough is along 09N/10N between 74W in Colombia, beyond Costa Rica, into the eastern Pacific Ocean. Precipitation: isolated moderate is from 13N southward from 74W westward in the SW corner of the Caribbean Sea.

Tropical Storm Elsa near 23.5N 82.3W 1007 mb at 11 PM EDT moving NNW at 10 kt. Maximum sustained winds 50 kt gusts 60 kt. Elsa will strengthen slightly as it moves into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico near 24.9N 82.9W Tue morning with maximum sustained winds 55 kt gusts 65 kt. Fresh to strong winds will continue south of Cuba through Tue morning, and gradually improve, as Elsa continues to move more to the north, away from the basin. Widespread fresh to strong trade winds will increase in the south central Caribbean Sea by Tuesday, and continue through the rest of the week. Fresh to strong winds will pulse at night in the Gulf of Honduras, from Tuesday night through the rest of the week.

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 32° C
90° F
24° C
76° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
20° C
68° F
High: 6:59 AM Low: 2:34 PM
High: 9:33 PM Low: 1:39 AM (Wed)
Sunrise: 5:23 AM Moonset: 3:55 PM
Sunset: 6:31 PM Moonrise: 3:17 AM (Wed)

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)

Ambergris Caye:

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:


Caye Caulker:

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:


At 5 a.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located about 50 miles (80 km) southwest of Key West, Florida. It's moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a turn toward the north by tonight. A north-northeastward motion is expected on Wednesday. On the forecast track, Elsa will pass near the Florida Keys this morning, and move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida later today and continuing into Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center. A C-MAN station at Sand Key, Florida, recently measured a wind gust of 45 mph (72 km/h).ow strengthening is forecast through tonight, and Elsa could be near hurricane strength before it makes landfall in Florida. Weakening is expected after it moves inland.

For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here.