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Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 #441860
07/03/12 06:46 AM
07/03/12 06:46 AM
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Marty Offline OP

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Belize Weather Forecast: July 3, 2012

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Moisture and instability decreasing today.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the south and along the coast this morning, decreasing later today.
Winds: East 10-20 knots.
Marine Forecast: Today: Winds: E 10-20 kt. Seas: Moderate. Waves: 3-6 ft. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms mostly south, decreasing. Outlook: (Wednesday night) Similar winds and seas with an increase in showers and thunderstorms mostly over the south.
Sea Surface Temp (ºF): 83
Outlook: Isolated showers occur Wednesday morning, increasing somewhat Wed. night as a tropical wave reaches the area.

Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.

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Valid: Sunday, July 1 until Monday, July 9, 2012

The features of interest this coming week will be the approach and passage of two tropical waves. The first will reach Belize later Tuesday and early Wednesday. The second and much more active tropical wave will show its presence late Saturday through Sunday. The approach and passage of this system will force a northward shift in the Inter tropical convergence zone (ITCZ) over northern Central America and an influx of moisture from the Pacific. Also, the TW wave will traverse northern Central America ahead of a surge in the low level easterlies, which will also favor intense thunderstorm outbreaks

Conditions will become favorable for outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms on Monday and Tuesday as a weak tropical wave traverses the NW Caribbean and cross Belize Tuesday night or early Wednesday. Moisture and instability will be on the increase as we move into the weekend with the approach and passage of another more active tropical wave later on Saturday and Sunday morning. Coupled with this second tropical wave will be an influx on moisture from the Pacific, as the ITCZ shifts northwards over Central America and the leading edge of a surge in the easterlies over the Caribbean reach the extreme NW Caribbean region.

Daytime heating and the passage of the tropical waves will induce outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over Belize and coastal waters during most of this working, and will increase over the weekend. Model projections suggest that the bulk of the rainfall will be concentrated over the central and northern coastal regions at first, but will become more widespread later on Friday through Sunday.

Daily rainfall accumulations will range from 0.25-1.00 inch on Sunday through Wednesday, especially over the coast and northern areas. Expect higher rainfall amounts in the hilly terrain of the Stann Creek and Toledo Districts, and NE Cayo District. Daily rainfall totals on Thursday through Monday of next week will be ranging from 0.75-2.00 inches, especially along the coast and in the Hills.

Folks in low lying areas should remain vigilant this week and be prepared to move to higher grounds if necessary particularly on Sunday and Monday of next week!

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

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 33° C
92° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
High - 9:04 AM Low - 5:09 PM
High - 10:34 PM Low - 3:35 AM (WED)
Sunrise - 5:22 AM Moonrise - 6:35 PM
Sunset - 6:31 PM Moonset - 6:13 AM (WED)

Four Day Weather Outlook:

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Last edited by Marty; 07/04/12 06:47 AM.
Re: Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 [Re: Marty] #441862
07/03/12 07:39 AM
07/03/12 07:39 AM
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On Ambergris Caye this morning we have 83f. at 6:30 am with an expected high of 88. light showers and a fresh breeze from the East at 5mph.

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Re: Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 [Re: Marty] #441864
07/03/12 09:34 AM
07/03/12 09:34 AM
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Wow! what a difference an hour can make in the Caribbean weather.

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Re: Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 [Re: elbert] #441866
07/03/12 09:54 AM
07/03/12 09:54 AM
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Originally Posted by elbert

Wow! what a difference an hour can make in the Caribbean weather.

Seriously! It was 83.5F when I got up just before 7 am but fell to 74F during this intense sideways rainstorm with thunder and lightning. Wish I had a rain gauge as it looks like north of the bridge is getting way more rain than in town today (so far).


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Re: Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 [Re: Marty] #441867
07/03/12 10:20 AM
07/03/12 10:20 AM
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My gauge reads 2.25'' . I'm North of Grand Carib. This will wreck havoc on the freshly graded road :-(

Re: Today's Belize Weather: July 3, 2012 [Re: Marty] #441869
07/03/12 10:33 AM
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We are at Grand Caribe, and I totally believe we got that much. It rained hard for quite awhile. Yes, the road was really nice yesterday. Wonder how it will be today...

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