Belize Tropical Weather Outlook: January 22, 2022

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Belize NMS Forecast

January 22, 2022

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.

USA National Weather Service Forecast

January 22, 2022

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

The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has ended. Routine issuance of the Tropical Weather Outlook will resume on May 15, 2022. During the off-season, Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as conditions warrant.

Tropical Weather Discussion

...Special features...

...Caribbean Sea Gale Warning...

The surface pressure gradient between W Atlantic Ocean high pressure and lower pressure over Colombia will support pulsing winds to gale force offshore Colombia through tonight. Sea heights will continue to range from 8 to 11 ft. As the ridge shifts eastward over the weekend, the pressure gradient will weaken, allowing for gales to end Sun, although strong winds will continue in the south-central basin through the middle of next week.

...Tropical Waves...


...The Caribbean Sea...

Please see the Special Features section above for details on gales ongoing off the coast of Colombia.

Elsewhere across the basin, dry mainly moderate to fresh ENE trades is leading to convection-free conditions. Seas are 5 to 7 ft, except 2 to 4 ft in the NW Caribbean.

For the forecast, tight pressure gradient between high pressure in the western Atlantic and the Colombian low will support strong to gale conditions offshore Colombia through tonight, with fresh to strong winds elsewhere in the south-central Caribbean into early next week. Generally moderate to fresh trades will prevail elsewhere. A weak cold front will enter the far NW Caribbean tonight, reach from Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Sun, then dissipate by Mon.

48 Hour Forecast - Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development

Atlantic basin hurricane season ends; Officially resumes June 1

January 22, 2022

The first day of December is upon us, and thus meteorological winter has officially begun, which also signals the official end of the 2021 Atlantic basin hurricane season.

With the current weather pattern across the basin remaining too hostile for tropical development due to a number of typical end-of-season factors, including a large area of strong vertical wind shear covering most of the basin, there currently exists no potential for tropical development in the Atlantic basin.

Barring an unlikely, but not impossible, out-of-season tropical development, this will be the last tropical Atlantic update until the start of the 2022 Atlantic basin hurricane season on June 1.

120 Hour Forecast - Favorable Environmental Conditions For Tropical Development

There are no current threats related to Belize, and no recent posts related to Central America or Belize.
Rob Lightbown of Crown Weather Services

November 4, 2021

There are no recent posts related to Central America or Belize
Jeff Masters, Yale Climate Connections

October 31, 2021

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