General Situation: Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Strong tropical wave approaching the country.
Advisories: **Small craft caution for gusty winds near showers and thunderstorms.**
Cloudy to overcast with several outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms over most areas, along with periods of light rain. (Thunderstorms will be severe at times and rainfall will be heavy. There is a risk of flooding for low lying areas.)
Northeast 10-20 knots with higher gusts near showers and thunderstorms, becoming East-Southeast 15-25 knots this evening and tonight.
Marine Forecast: Today:
Winds: NE 10-20 kts with higher gusts in showers and thunderstorms. Seas: Moderate becoming rough at times. Waves: 4-7 ft. Several showers, thunderstorms and periods of light rain.
Winds: E-SE 15-25 kts. Seas: Rough. Waves: 5-8 ft. Some showers and thunderstorms mainly in the north. (*Small craft warning*)
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 82
(Tue & Tue night) Cloudy with some showers and thunderstorms mainly over northern districts.
Tropical Weather Outlook: A large area of cloudiness and thunderstorms over portions of Central America and the northwest Caribbean is associated with a tropical wave. This system has a medium chance (30%) of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next 48 hours.
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On Ambergris Caye this morning its wet after a long night of heavy rain. The overcast seems dense and hid the sunrise. We didn't get much wind, currently its 10 mph from the East but it's gusty. The expected high is 80 f.
We are in San Pedro... First time here. Staying in Rent house south of san pedro. Never been in a tropical storm. Kinda scared... Only have golf cart... What should we know about this storm? Should we be thinking of leaving this area? Does this storm look super bad?
Been to the area where you are staying a few times, the only way off the island is by air or boat. You are better off staying where you are. From what the reports states it will be a tropical storm so a lot of wind and rain. Stay out from under a tree with green coconuts :)You will be fine, enjoy the tropical beauty of Ambergris Caye.
There are no forecasts saying that it will be a Tropical storm when the centre passes over Belize. It is currently a Tropical Depression. Expect not much worse than what you're already seeing.
"High-resolution visible satellite images show a low-level circulation has formed in association with the tropical wave over the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The system also has organized deep convection associated with the center. Therefore the system has developed into a tropical depression. Surface observations support an initial intensity of 30 kt. The center is nearing the coast of Belize and the cyclone will have very little time for intensification prior to landfall. Some intensification is likely if the system emerges into the Bay of Campeche on Tuesday as indicated by the NHC forecast track. The official intensity forecast is close to the decay-SHIPS guidance."
7:20 pm: Looks like we're over the hump and it's calming! I just walked about 3 miles of beach. We have a little beach erosion but not much damage. I didn't see any badly damaged docks, just a board or two here and there. I think its time to start speaking of this one in past tense. TD2 bye bye.