The main wet area has now moved way over to the west, Mexico and Guatamala. The Caribbean air behind, now coming over Belize is relatively dry, so we should have a sunny day, with white puffy clouds. But there is some cloud caused by the NE winds from Florida clashing, this just might reach northern Belize this afternoon, more likley to fade away. - - Note : There is cloud developing off Africa in the Atlantic that needs watching.
I expect today to be mainly sunny with some cloud, probably no rain.
( during the last few days of rain, the Radar was stuck, now there is no rain, it is working again. )
Temperatures in Belmopan :
Today is probably going to be Similar, to yesterday :
Thu, max 31°C 88°F Last night min 24°C 75°F ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Monthly Weather Summary, July 2015
National Meteorological Service of Belize
The month of July 2015 saw less rain than normal. All stations recorded below average rainfall, with all stations in the north and one in the south receiving less than 25 percent of the average rain for the month. Temperatures also seemed to be a little above normal.
The month started off with mainly fair conditions and isolated shower activity, as a moderate easterly surface flow prevailed. A tropical wave on the 2nd produced some showers and thunderstorms over most areas. Punta Gorda recorded 19mm of rain on the morning of the 2nd, and Libertad a similar amount on the 3rd. The tropical wave moved away and mainly fair and dry conditions prevailed the next two days, with moderate to strong surface winds on the 3rd. The weather continued mainly fair with isolated shower activity through the 7th, except for a few morning showers over some parts of the south on the 5th. Easterly winds became fresh to strong at times. Skies then became cloudy during the afternoon and evening of the 8th and some showers developed in the evening and night. Stations over the central portion of the country received 35-40mm of rain, while Punta Gorda received almost 50mm.
An approaching tropical wave along with unstable upper level conditions caused by an upper low over southern Mexico were responsible for the increase in showers. A few showers continued over central and southern areas for the next two days as the tropical wave moved slowly away and a moderate easterly flow prevailed. Middlesex, Pomona and Punta Gorda all recorded 50-60mm of rain for the 24 hours ending at 9:00am on the 10th. The flow shifted to the east-northeast on the 11th and 12th with mainly fair conditions along with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms. An upper ridge over the eastern Pacific resulted in a weakly convergent northwest pattern aloft. A few afternoon showers and thunderstorms affected mostly inland areas on the 13th and 15th, with isolated shower activity the day between. A light east-southeast airflow prevailed on those days. An increase in moisture and unstable upper level conditions, produced by a trough over southern Mexico on the 16th , supported some showers and thunderstorms over the south early in the morning that spread north during the day.
Punta Gorda reported 107mm of rain that morning, while Hershey reported 30mm, with all other stations receiving much less. A moderate easterly airflow, supported by a surface high/ridge over the Gulf of Mexico, with only isolated showers prevailed during the next two days as conditions dried out. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms then developed on the 19th in association with a weak surface trough over the northwest Caribbean. A moderate east-southeast airflow prevailed at the lower levels. Hershey and Punta Gorda both received 27mm of rain that morning. The airflow dried out and the next three days were mainly fair and warm. The weather continued warm on the 23rd, but with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms. A neutral high level pattern prevailed, with an upper ridge to the south and an upper low north of the Yucatan peninsula. A moderate easterly surface flow and moderately high moisture levels supported a few showers mainly over southern districts during the day and night of the 24th. Mainly fair and warm weather then prevailed from the 25th to the 27th.
Two weak tropical waves then supported isolated thunderstorms and a few showers over most areas during the next three days. A few stations over the central and southern portion of the country received rainfall of more than 30mm during those days. The upper pattern was mostly neutral with an upper low over Honduras on the 30th. The last day of the month saw a return to mainly fair, warm and dry conditions, as the moisture decreased and the surface flow veered a bit to the east-southeast.