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Belize Weather Forecast: April 23, 2020 #541879
04/23/20 06:17 AM
04/23/20 06:17 AM
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Belize Weather Forecast: April 23, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Hot and sunny throughout the region. Seasonally hot and dry conditions prevail.
Advisories: *Small craft warning in effect for gusty winds and rough seas. Heat alert remains in effect, especially for inland areas.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells and hazy today; partly cloudy tonight. No rainfall expected.
Winds: East-Southeast | 15-25 kts | Gusty
Sea State: Rough
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
Outlook: For Thursday night and Friday is for continuing hot conditions and chance of inland isolated thunderstorms.
Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

  Winds Seas Waves Details
Today E-SE 15-25 kts Rough 6-9 ft WARM AND DRY.
Tonight E-SE 15-25 kts Rough 6-8 ft WARM AND DRY.
Tomorrow E-SE 15-25 kts Rough 6-9 ft WARM AND DRY.
Outlook E-SE 10-20 kts Moderate 4-6 ft WARM AND DRY.

The Caribbean Sea

The GFE model for 250 mb shows that a ridge extends from a southern Yucatan Peninsula anticyclonic circulation center, to a anticyclonic circulation center near 15N70W, beyond Trinidad in the SE Caribbean Sea. Broad upper level anticyclonic wind flow spans the entire area. Comparativel drier air is apparent in water vapor imagery across the entire Caribbean Sea.

Rain showers are possible, in broken low level clouds, to the east of the line that runs from 21N82W 17N82W 13N74W, and from 11N to 16N from 79W westward.

Strong E to SE winds will pulse at night over the Gulf of Honduras through Saturday night. A ridge across the western Atlantic will maintain fresh to strong trade winds over the south central Caribbean through Sunday. Moderate to fresh trades are expected elsewhere through Saturday.

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
90° F
28° C
82° F
Inland 38° C
100° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 30° C
86° F
21° C
70° F
High: 9:53 AM Low: 4:54 PM
High: 10:57 PM Low: 4:34 AM (Fri)
Sunrise: 5:31 AM Moonrise: 6:00 AM
Sunset: 6:11 PM Moonset: 6:51 PM

Four Day Weather Outlook:

For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.

Climate Prediction Center’s Central America Hazards Outlook

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

Ambergris Caye:

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:


Caye Caulker:

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: April 23, 2020 [Re: Marty] #541881
04/23/20 09:57 AM
04/23/20 09:57 AM
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Smoke is covering everywhere, right up into the Gulf. . . This amount of Carbon and CO˛ in the atmosphere, I believe, is far worse than all the global warming nonsense about vehicles doing it. The high level is, as usual, crossing the Gulf, a little trace across the Yucatan. The main Caribbean winds have been diverted up north away from land, only a little light easterly winds over land at present.

Looks like another hot smoky day, no rain likely.

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All those against CO˛ in the air should be tackling all this burning.
Not only is this where probably most CO˛ is being released, but it IS making the atmosphere hotter.
It IS forming a blanket causing day temperatures to be high and releasing huge amounts of HEAT directly into the air. . .

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 26°C 78°F Yesterday max. 34°C 93°F Yesterday Rain 0.0 mm ( 0" )

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Cayo forests
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Re: Belize Weather Forecast: April 23, 2020 [Re: Marty] #541882
04/23/20 10:38 AM
04/23/20 10:38 AM
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Still no smoke on Ambergris Caye, but BIG waves and water coming up unusually high on the beaches…….

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: April 23, 2020 [Re: Marty] #541894
04/24/20 04:29 AM
04/24/20 04:29 AM
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So much for this new burning regulation:

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Fewer Fires Most Smoke

Nasa Satellites saw fewer fires today, reporting only 42 in the San Ignacio area, that's a 77% reduction. But those stats could be due to the overcast. And if you ask San Ignacio residents it surely was. They say the smoke was the worst ever with many blaming Guatemalan farmers and Cattle ranchers operating in the Chiquibul.

And in a Press release today the Friends for Conservation and Development say that a PACT supported overflight conducted today reported forest fires to be quote: "ominously visible throughout the landscape with a blanket smoke descending over and covering the towns and villages."

The FCD recommends among other measures an exchange of notes with the Guatemalan Government about the impacts of their farmers and ranchers, The Development of a bilateral full mapping of the extent and effects caused by the fires, The institution of a Binational Forest Fire Prevention Taskforce, The Imposition of heavy fines and imprisonment on anyone one found slash and burning the forest in the protected areas, and finally the building of local capabilities to combat forest fires.

Channel 7


These were the fires, 23 Apr in the Belmopan ( top centre ), Roaring Creek (top left) and Springfield (bottom left), rubbish dump ( centre ) area.

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Cristo Rey area formed a volunteer fire fighters group, who helped beat out the fires behind their village. They are going down to fires behind Santa Elena Friday. Hurrah for citizen's group!

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