Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Partly cloudy this morning. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail over the area.
Sunny with cloudy spells today and partly cloud to cloudy tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will occur mainly over inland areas this afternoon, continuing over southern areas this evening and then over coastal and offshore areas tonight.
Winds: E-SE | 0-10 kts Sea State: Slight Waves: 1-3 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Latest observations show a few sargassum mats drifting into the area. These are likely to have moderate impacts on local beaches in the next few days.
For Sunday and Sunday night is for a similar trend in weather to occur.
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.
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The Caribbean Sea
A mid- to upper-level disturbance in the NW Caribbean, along with
the recent passage of a tropical wave, is supporting isolated
thunderstorms south of central Cuba. Elsewhere, GOES-16 lightning
data show active convection over the SW Caribbean near the monsoon
trough and east of a tropical wave along 83W. Drier air prevails
over the eastern Caribbean, where no significant convection is
noted. Gentle to moderate trades persist S of 17N, with light to
gentle winds N of 17N under a weak pressure pattern. Seas are
generally less than 3 ft across the basin, except 3-5 ft over the
southern waters within the moderate trades.
A western Caribbean tropical wave will move across Central America
this weekend. A tropical wave over the eastern Caribbean will
cross the central Caribbean this weekend and the western Caribbean
early next week. A third tropical wave near 52W will move across
the Tropical N Atlantic waters this weekend, then pass over the
eastern Caribbean early next week. Otherwise, moderate to fresh
trades will prevail over the central Caribbean through early next
week, with locally strong winds pulsing in the Gulf of Venezuela
and near the coast of Colombia.
Not clear what is going on. I can't see any trace of Caribbean wind, but the normal clouds and surface wind is very light but from the SW. That NE high level wind appears to be stopping . There are regular SW high level winds a bit further south of Belize and possibly effecting some clouds near Belize. There is changing weather.
Looks as if today will be mainly sunny, with some clouds developing this morning.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 26°C 78°F Yesterday max. 33°C 92°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Virtually no normal air movement, the only surface wind is when I walk through it. But there is some high level causing swellups off the coast.. . And the vertical air movement caused by the sun shining on the land, causes air to rise, to form clouds, sometimes high clouds. . . When humid air rises, it adiabatically cools as it rises, Emagram and so forms clouds, but if this rising is a bit more significant, then the humid air condensing releases some energy, as it changes from dry air to clouds, which produces a little heat, so such significant rising can accelerate into swellups, which can then cause rain... . Such as happening now over the mountains and southern coastal areas.
Present Condition: Partly cloudy, more so in the south. 24hr Forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells this afternoon and tomorrow morning and cloudy skies at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will develop mainly over inland areas this afternoon and then over the south and coast tonight, decreasing tomorrow.