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Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 #543028
06/18/20 05:43 AM
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Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Heavy overcast this morning, with periods of rains. Moist and unstable conditions linger over the area.
Advisories: *A small craft caution remains in effect for coastal waters of Belize. There is the possibility of localized flooding over low-lying and flood prone areas. Increasing river levels are expected on the Rio Hondo and New River. There is a flood alert for watersheds on the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains.*
24-hour forecast: Cloudy with some showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain, especially over central and northern areas this morning, decreasing this afternoon. A few showers and thunderstorms will redevelop mainly over the south tonight.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts, Gusty
Sea State: Choppy-Rough
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Sargassum Forecast: 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.
Outlook: For Friday and Friday night is for isolated showers or 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:

The Caribbean Sea

An upper level inverted trough extends from the western part of Costa Rica to the eastern half of Honduras. Precipitation: scattered to numerous strong is within 90 nm of the coast of Central America from 10N to the coast of NE Nicaragua. Isolated to widely scattered moderate and locally strong is elsewhere from 16N northward from Jamaica westward.

Broad troughing extends from the Yucatan Peninsula to the SE Gulf of Mexico, across south Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas. Precipitation: isolated to widely scattered moderate from 27N southward from 87W eastward including in the Yucatan Peninsula.

The tropical wave along 65W will move into the central Caribbean tonight. A tropical wave near 44W will reach the Lesser Antilles by Fri night. Fresh to strong trades will continue over the south-central Caribbean through Friday, then expand in coverage this weekend as high pressure builds over the western Atlantic.

  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
26° C
78° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 24° C
75° F
20° C
68° F
High: 7:34 AM Low: 3:02 PM
High: 9:08 PM Low: 2:07 AM (Fri)
Sunrise: 5:18 AM Moonset: 4:21 PM
Sunset: 6:29 PM Moonrise: 3:56 AM (Fri)

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: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543038
06/18/20 06:51 AM
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On Ambergris Caye this morning the wind is blowing from the East at 18 mph creating rough sea conditions around our barrier reef.


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Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543039
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One of the biggest ITCZ swellups I have seen around, right on top of Belize, causing rain from last night, very heavy rain during the night and continuing heavy rain at present, and possibly for the next few hours. So far, I have recorded 130mm ( 5" ) of rain and more coming.

Today looks like a washout, RAIN, Rain, rain in most part of Belize, probably for the next 5 hours at least, should be getting less during the morning.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 24°C 75°F Yesterday max. 29°C 84°F Yesterday Rain 22 mm ( 0.9") This morning Humidity 92% @ 78°F

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543041
06/18/20 10:24 AM
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Video: Flooding damage around the country today

A portion of the George Price Highway caves in near Saint Matthew's Village in the south.

St. Margaret Village

Flood waters under Sibun Bridge
Footage sent to us by a viewer shows flood waters rushing under the Sibun Bridge.

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543044
06/18/20 10:37 AM
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The Reporter has been able to confirm that a portion of the George Price Highway near the outskirts of St. Matthews Village at mile marker 38 has collapsed. We were told that engineers from the Ministry of Works have been dispatched to the area to assess the damages. At this point, it is still unclear how long it will take for traffic to resume since rising floodwaters will impede any sort of progress. As we reported earlier this morning excessive flooding in the vicinity had caused major damages to a small culvert.

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Heavy rainfall has made its way inside the Western Regional emergency room. Sources within the hospital tell Reporter that there are leaks in the general ward as well. Staff are working to contain the damage and ensure safe working conditions.

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(issued 9:30 am, Thursday June 18, 2020)

The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) hereby informs the public that due to excessive rainfall occurring over the last couple of days flooding is occurring in most communities and on the major highways throughout the country. A flood warning is in effect.

FLOOD WARNING: The public is advised not to travel on many secondary roads in the rural areas, and in particular on two of our major highways, due to the road approach near Mile 38 1/2 on the George Price Highway between Belize City and Belmopan, and on the Hummingbird Highway between Dangriga and Belmopan due road washout in St. Margaret's Village.

If you do not need to travel, STAY HOME as only emergency (life-saving) travel is recommended. Parents are advised to monitor their children and do not let them play or walk in floodwaters. All are advised not to cross flooded rivers and creeks. SIX INCHES OF FLOOD WATERS CAN SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET. If where you are is not safe, move to higher ground and move away from streams and riverside.

Motorists are asked to drive with extreme caution when driving the highways and secondary roads. DO NOT DRIVE THROUGH FLOOD WATER, IT CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS.

The NEMO Emergency Hotline is 936. NEMO's Emergency Coordinators can be reached as follows:

Corozal, Mr. Ronnie Hernandez at 614 7140;
Orange Walk, Mr. Aragon at 615 2264; or Mr. Leiva at 614 7177
Belize District, Mr. Alphius Gillett at 614 4735;
San Pedro, Ms. Vanessa Parham at 614 5865;
Belize City, Mr. Al Westby at 614 8604 or Mr. Kwame Scott at 601 0174, Mr. Pollard at 6143244;
Belmopan, Ms. Clare Moody at 614 5705; or Mr. Eiley at 624 2365
Cayo, Mr. Al Westby at 6148604 or Mr. Johnny Ramclam at 614 5891;
Stann Creek (Coastal- Dangriga including Mullins River to Independence),
Mr. Kevin Flores at 604 3632
Stann Creek (Interior- Hummingbird and Southern highway communities), Mr. David Cruz at 614 8514; and
Toledo, Mr. Kenton Parham at 614 2158 or Mr. Dennis Williams at 610 8199

NEMO advises the public to stay tuned to their local radio and television stations for updates from NEMO and to take the necessary action to safeguard life and property as the rains are expected to continue. Do not listen to rumors on social media or elsewhere.


As the rains continue countrywide, floods prevail and have covered certain parts of the highway. Travelers are asked to drive carefully during this time.
Footage shows the Hummingbird Highway near the Sleeping Giant.

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543045
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Work starts on George Price Highway where road caved in

Areas of major flooding problems on our roads currently. Both areas have the Sibun River in common.

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The new bridge holding

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543049
06/18/20 12:02 PM
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Present Condition: Cloudy, strong rain and winds. Relatively moist and unstable conditions continue today with some improvement expected tomorrow.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy skies with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms mostly over central and northern areas this afternoon and over southern and some coastal areas tonight and tomorrow morning.

BECOL reported the spillway at the Chalillo Dam became active and water levels are rising on the Rio On near the Vaca Dam. Rising water levels are expected downstrean near San Ignatio and Santa Elene. There is a flood alert for watersheds on the northern and eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains.

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Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 18, 2020 [Re: Marty] #543050
06/18/20 12:35 PM
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Flood Report & Forecast June 18, 2020

River Conditions

REGION 7 -Flood levels on the Blue Creek Sub catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas continues to fall slowly. The NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia is above normal and steady.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels remain below the spillways at Chalillo, Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge and slowly rising. The MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town is above normal and slowly falling. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run are normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON is below the causeway and falling.

REGION 11 - The SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal and rising slowly. Levels are normal and steady on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is normal and steady. Levels are slowly falling on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is above normal and steady.

REGION 13 - The TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is above normal and steady.


REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO, River levels is expected to show a slight increase at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas. Above normal and increasing levels is expected on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia.



REGION 13- On the TEMASH RIVER above normal and steady levels are expected.

The Next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday June 19, 2020 at 12 noon.

With the consistent rains over the country in the past 24 hours, the spillways at the dams on the Macal River became active today. Chalillo started mid-morning followed by Vaca just after midday and then Mollejon a short while ago. BECOL continues to update the National Emergency Management Organization and the National Meteorological Service of the water levels at all three facilities and encourages downstream communities to listen to official advisories from the relevant authorities.

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