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#509243 - 11/18/15 04:47 AM Belize Weather Forecast: November 18, 2015  
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Belize Weather Forecast: November 18, 2015

General Situation:
Belize NMS: Clear this morning. Mainly fair weather will prevail today, then an increase in moisture is expected later tonight. Moist conditions will set in over the area.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells today and cloudy skies at times tonight. Showers will be generally isolated this morning, then a few will develop over inland areas this afternoon and along some coastal areas tonight.
Winds: East - southeast 10-20 knots.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: E-SE 10-20 kt ; seas: Choppy - moderate ; waves: 4-6 ft ; isolated showers.
Tomorrow: Winds: E-NE 10-20 kt ; seas: Moderate ; waves: 4-6 ft ; a few showers/periods of light rain.
Marine Outlook: (Thursday night) Winds: E-NE 10-20 kt ; seas: Moderate ; waves: 4-6 ft ; a few showers/periods of light rain.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 84
General Outlook: For Thursday and Thursday night is for some cloudy spells with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over southern and coastal areas.

Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or Gulf of Mexico.

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  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 33° C
92° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
21° C
70° F
Low - 9:05 AM High - 3:18 PM
Low - 8:49 PM High - 2:54 AM (THURS.)
Sunrise - 5:59 AM Moonrise - 11:41 AM
Sunset - 5:16 PM Moonset - 11:37 PM

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#509249 - 11/18/15 05:05 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 18, 2015 [Re: Marty]  
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River Valley Residents Wary Of Floodwaters

So that's the situation in the south but what about the residents of the Belize River Valley? Right now, the water is rolling down to that area, so the situation certainly isn't as severe as it is in the south. We went to Flowers Bank today and the river has risen considerably but the residents don't seem bothered or concerned - at least not for now. We spoke to the Village Chairman Clinton Rhaburn and he told us how they are managing the flood situation in the village.

Clinton Rhaburn, Chairman, Flowers Bank
"What really happened, we are not affected directly with the flash flood in time of the rain. But if you notice now that the water is coming all the way from Cayo, and then a couple days after where we are affected by the coming down of the water from Cayo. Because all those water that you hear about up there will have to pass here and we are just seeing the back water start to rise. So probably maybe in the next 3-4 days there will be a lot of difference in the community and especially to get out the community because the road will take water. The bridges, they will take water and that will create a big problem. The school probably will have to close down because of the high water on the bridges."

Courtney Weatherburne
"Is there any effort right now by the community to get out right away or you guys will just sit and wait it out until Thursday or Friday?"

Clinton Rhaburn, Chairman, Flowers Bank
"We will keep on monitor what is really happening and then see how we could make arrangement to take care of ourselves to get in and get out."

Courtney Weatherburne
"In terms of cattle or livestock, we got a release from NEMO and they are saying that some of these villages might be affected later on and that they want the residence or the public for them to get out as well or just to take precaution and also to relocate the livestock. Is there any issue here with livestock?"

Clinton Rhaburn, Chairman, Flowers Bank
"Yes they do. Couple of farmers will probably move their animal to higher grounds and protect them from the flood - if the flood should stay here within the next week or two. If it doesn't, then they could the risk of not moving their cattle, because it's a very expensive venture to move them and to bring them back. So both we and the farmers will monitor it closely and then if we have to move, we will move to higher grounds."

Rosella Robinson, Flowers Bank Resident
"The situation here right now is not bad yet. But should in case the bridge get covered with water then the situation will be bad and it's hard to get from here to the main road while the road is flooded. I would say it's something that I am use to. One good thing with it is that when the river is flooded like this and the road have water, this little circle where I live, water doesn't take up here. So I am on a little island. My kids are calling and wanted to know if I will come out. But I don't plan to leave my home."

There are 135 residents living in Flowers Bank. Rhaburn told us that there is a Disaster Preparedness Committee in the village that will assist residents if the situation gets any worse later on in the week.

SNAFU: Situation Normal All Flooded Up In Toledo

So, is this an accurate representation of the realities of the 39 Mayan Villages scattered all over Toledo? Well, that's what we asked the Program Coordinator for the Maya Leaders Alliance, and here's what he had to say about the situation:

Pablo Mis, Program Coordinator - MLA
"Unfortunately that has been the reality of many of our communities when it comes to flooding they become very isolated from the commercial areas in town, but also it hinders the ability to pursue other activities such as generating some income. It is a big issue. It also affects not only when its flooding, but this amount of rain has prohibited many of our students to not reach high schools and primary schools. You will notice at times there are bus drivers, to not go on the road because the roads are very terrible. They are in the worst of conditions. So that unfortunately is the reality for communities and the Toledo districts perhaps has the highest numbers of communities that still does not have electricity. A lot of communities and our children are studying with candle and flash lights - situations that should not be happening at this time. But that is something that we have discussed collectively with the Maya people and those are the main issues, the central issues that the Maya land rights hopes to address. We do recognize that the government will not be able to address all of those issues on their own and it is our hope that by working along with the Maya people, recognizing their rights to those lands, allowing the Maya people to pursue other alternatives of income generation of engaging entrepreneurial initiatives that we would be able to on our own, support and work with the government to remedy some of those extreme poverty situations that we have in our communities."

Today, we spoke with Oscar Requena, the Area Representative for Toledo West, and he told us that at every opportunity in which he's been given a platform, he's spoken at the National Assembly to bring the attention of the Government to the terrible road bridge conditions in Toledo West. We showed you the condition of the bridge where the newborn almost lost her life. Well, Requena says that he's asked the Prime Minister to fix this particular bypass between Santa Cruz and San Jose, but his request has gone unanswered.

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#509250 - 11/18/15 05:23 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 18, 2015 [Re: Marty]  
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On Ambergris Caye this morning the wind is from the ESE at 10 mph and our expected high is 88.

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#509258 - 11/18/15 08:19 AM Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 18, 2015 [Re: Marty]  
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From Belmopan...

Very little high level cloud around, but it has still left the Caribbean air very wet, so we will continue to get easterly Caribbean clouds coming in, some of which can bring rain showers.

I expect today to be similar to yesterday, clouds, sunshine and the possibility of a few odd rain showers.

Temperatures in Belmopan:
Today is probably going to be Similar, to yesterday : Tue, max 30°C 86°F Last night min 23°C 74°F ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )

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