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Belize Weather Forecast: June 17, 2012

General Situation:

Belize NMS: Moist and unstable conditions will continue to dominate our weather.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy to overcast skies with some outbreaks showers and thunderstorms occurring over most areas.
Winds: East 10-20 knots... With higher gusts near thunderstorms.
Marine Forecast: **Operators of small crafts should exercise caution for gusty winds and locally rough seas near thunderstorms.** Today: Winds: E-NE 10-20 kts.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 3-5 ft.; some outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms most areas. Outlook: Monday night:- winds: E-NE 5-15 kts.; seas: Choppy.; waves: 2-4 ft.; a few showers and thunderstorms.
Sea Surface Temp (�F): 83
Outlook: For Mon. and Mon. night is for continuing cloudy skies with some showers and thunderstorms over most areas, especially over the north and along coastal areas.

Valid: Friday, June 15 until Monday, June 18, 2012

Here is the Weekend Outlook. It will be wet once again...

Residents in low-lying and hilly areas should exercise caution this weekend. Remain vigilant!

Low pressure system forming just offshore the coast of Belize this weekend! The models do not develop it into a tropical cyclone. Rather, the low remains diffused and weakens by Tuesday, as it drifts northeastward.

The feature of interest over the NW Caribbean and Belize this weekend through Tuesday of next week will be a deepening and lingering low pressure system over and just offshore the coast of Belize. The model does not develop the low into a tropical cyclone, but rather weakens the system by late Monday, and move it NE into the western Caribbean. This low will infuse more moisture into the area and will favour widespread outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over most areas, some heavy at times. The GFS model is concentrating a lot of the rainfall over central and northern coastal areas. So, Belize City and northern communities will get the greater part of the downpour once again. Also, the rainfall will likely get accentuated in the elevated terrain, and elevated areas of the Mountain Pine Ridge and the NE and East slopes of the Maya Mountain divide will receive substantial rainfall. The soil is already at field capacity in most watersheds of the Toledo, Stann Creek, Cayo and Belize Districts; so the runoff will be quick and communities in low lying and hilly areas can expect flash flood conditions.

Daily rainfall totals over central and northern coastal areas will range from 1.00- 1.50 inch over most districts this weekend. Higher, daily rainfall amounts of 1.50-2.00 inches are possible in the higher elevations of the Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts associated with localized, heavier showers and thunderstorms.

Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the Tropical Atlantic Basin during the next 48 hours.

CLICK HERE for the full Belize Weekend Weather Report

Tropical Weather Outlook: For the North Atlantic... Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico... Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.

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Current Caye Caulker Weather Information
Belize Hydrological�& Flooding Information
Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 33° C
92° F
23° C
73° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
High - 8:04 AM Low - 3:37 PM
High - 9:38 PM Low - 2:34 AM (MON.)
Sunrise - 5:19 AM Moonrise - 4:29 AM (MON.)
Sunset - 6:29 PM Moonset - 5:03 PM

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Last edited by Marty; 06/18/12 07:00 AM.
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rain rain rain rain rain rain rain .......

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From Diane:

Looking out from the covered breezeway across towards the sea ....... with a near white-out over the water.
Steady rain since early this morning.

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