General Situation: Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Northeasterly air flow influencing our weather.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy periods today and partly cloudy skies tonight. A few light showers will occur along some coastal areas this morning before decreasing later today.
Winds: North to northeast at 5 - 15 knots.
Marine Forecast: Today:
Winds: N/NE 5-15 kts., seas: Choppy; waves: 2-4 ft.; isolated showers. Outlook:
Monday night:- winds: N/NW 5-15 kts.; seas: Light chop - choppy.; waves: 2-4 ft.; isolated showers.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 84
Outlook: Through to Tuesday morning: Partly cloudy skies with isolated showers.
H, Dont know about last night but as Diane taught me over a year ago the squalls and storms do not necessarily have the same affect on the island as a whole. I've now come to realise you could probably put a weather station up every mile or two and see some pretty dramatic differences in met conditions and precipitation over a larger area...
Of course if we knew for a fact that it rained cats and dogs in the Holiday Lands area and Callum's gauge still showed only trace readings I'd start to think there was an issue with the instrument. The most common problem for a tipping bucket type is something blocking the measurement port...like bird poop (most typically). I somehow think the instrument was working given their attention to the station and that there was simply not much in the way of rain.
Another one of the rare occasions that I agree with Amanda, the island is 22 miles long and in a unique spot by the sea on the tip of the Yucatan. We have downpours on one end and nothing on the other quite often.
My daughter said that maybe the reason people built the town where it is that is where they get the most rain. Just an observation. I have noticed - back in the day - that the potholes in town would have a lot more water than the ones just north of the bridge. There must be reasons for the differences.