Belize Weather Forecast: June 21, 2012
Relatively warm and unstable weather conditions prevail over our area.
Cloudy with sunny breaks today and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will occur mainly over inland and northern areas today and over the south tonight.
Winds: South - southeast 5-15 knots
Marine Forecast: Today:
Winds: S-SE 5-15 kts.; seas: Light chop - choppy.; waves: 2-4 ft.; a few showers and thunderstorms.
Friday night:- Winds: SE'ly 5-15 kts.; seas: Light chop - choppy.; waves: 2-4 ft.; some showers and thunderstorms mostly in the south.
Sea Surface Temp (ºF): 83
For Fri. and Fri. night is for mostly cloudy skies with some showers and thunderstorms mainly over inland and southern areas of the country.
WEEKLY WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR BELIZE
Valid:Sunday, June 17 until Monday, June 25, 2012
Expect more showers and thunderstorms this week, especially on Thursday and Friday.
An upper level trough swinging eastwards from the Gulf of Mexico is interacting with a trough of low pressure over the NW Caribbean. This atmospheric pattern will persist until Wednesday, favoring more showers. Meanwhile, a surface low will move over Belize and Yucatan during the next 48-72 hours, generating more showers and thunderstorms over most districts this week.
Substantial influx of moisture was forced northward ahead of an upper level trough moving slowly eastward from the Gulf of Mexico and a surface trough of low pressure extending from the Bahamas to the NW Caribbean. This resulted in heavy and widespread showers and thunderstorms across Belize this weekend, generating localized floods. Satellite imagery revealed that the bulk of the rainfall was concentrated over southern districts and the coast. Rainfall total in the range of six (6) inches was accumulated at the International Airport over the weekend. Other localities in the South accumulated in excess of six inches over the weekend.
During this week we can expect the showery weather to persist. A surface low is moving slowly WNW towards Belize from just offshore NE Honduras. This low will cross Belize late Wednesday and will move over northern Yucatan and the southern Gulf of Mexico by Thursday and Friday.
Daily rainfall accumulations will range from 0.50-1.50 inches on Sunday through Wednesday over most districts, but will increase to 1.00-2.00 inches per day on Thursday through Saturday, mostly over central and northern areas. Daily rainfall totals on Sunday through Monday will be ranging from 0.50-1.25 inches, especially over the central and NE areas of the sea and the mainland. Expect higher rainfall in the higher terrain this week.
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Tropical Weather Outlook: -A sharp trough of pressure over the southeastern Gulf of Mexico has a medium chance of becoming a tropical cyclone as it moves slowly northwestward over the next couple of days.
-At 9:00pm Tropical Storm Chris was centered over the North Atlantic Ocean near 38.9 N 46.4 W with maximum winds of 60mph and was moving to the East-Northeast at 22mph.
-Elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.
Current Caye Caulker Weather Information
Belize Hydrological & Flooding Information
Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
|High - 10:37 AM
||Low - 5:56 PM|
|High - 12:03 AM (FRI.)
||Low - 5:08 AM (FRI.)|
| Sunrise - 5:20 AM
|| Moonrise - 7:03 AM|
|Sunset - 6:30 PM
||Moonset - 8:12 PM
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