General Situation: Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Weak high pressure influence maintains north-northeast airflow.
Variably cloudy skies with cool conditions and a few showers or periods of light rain mostly along southern coastal areas.
North - northeast 5-15 knots
Marine Forecast: Today:
Winds: N-NE 5-15 kts ; seas: Choppy ; waves: 3-4 ft ; a few showers or light rain mainly south.
Winds: N-NE 5-15 kts ; seas: Choppy ; waves: 3-4 ft ; a few light showers mainly south.
(Friday night) Winds: N-NE 5-15 kts ; seas: Choppy ; waves: 3-4 ft ; with showers generally isolated.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 83
(Fri & Fri night) Continuing cool with a few light showers mainly over southern districts on Friday, with showers becoming isolated Friday night.
High level Westerly winds streaming over all of Mexico right now and starting to merge with the Pacific SW over Guatamala and Honduras (.Yellow arrows ). ... This is now changing and even stopped in some places, the Northerly cold front air.. . . .There is still some NNE air flow down the Belize coast, but this is being stopped by the Easterly Caribbean air over Nicaragua. . .. .The surface winds ( Blue ), over Cayo are still SW as usual early in the morning.
I am seeing a lot of fairly thick cloud over Belmopan, but there are the occasional blue sky holes in it . . . .I expect more sun to come through as the day warms up. . ..The northerly movement of clouds will slow down. . . . .But hard to say just which air will take control during much of the day as yet. .. We are in the middle of changes, so rain is possible, more so in the south of Belize, but not obvious yet.
Change is now happening.. . . . .There is still air moving from the NNE down the Belize coast, but even in Belmopan, the clouds have turned and now moving from the ESE. . . In Guatamala that has turned to SSE, so the cold air, last night, the coldest at 64°F ( 18°C ) since January, is now turning round and will be moving away from Belize.. . .. I am seeing more blue sky over Belmopan now and some sun.. ..09:30 BZT