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.
Advisories: *FLOOD WARNING- Rising water levels are expected downstream of the Chalillo, Vaca and Mollejon Dams near San Ignacio and Santa Elena, as well as other surrounding communities. A Flood Warning is in effect for ALL regions of the country.*
Cloudy spells with some showers and isolated thunderstorms today, then decreasing tonight.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts Sea State: Moderate Waves: 4-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Latest observations continue to show a few sargassum mats drifting into coastal areas of the country. There is a medium chance of these mats affecting local beaches in the coming week causing moderate impacts.
Showers or thunderstorms will be isolated on Tuesday, increasing during Tuesday night.
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
Strong upper-level divergence is supporting numerous moderate
scattered strong convection over the western Caribbean from
13N-18N between 83W-87W, including much of Nicaragua and eastern
Honduras. Dense Saharan dust covers the eastern Caribbean east of
75W. No significant precipitation is noted in this area. Strong to
near gale force winds prevail over the south central Caribbean.
Moderate to fresh winds prevail over the remainder of the
Fresh to strong trades over the south-central Caribbean will
expand to the north-central and southwest basin through the middle
of the week as high pressure builds over the western Atlantic.
Winds will pulse to near gale force off the coast of Colombia each
night through Fri night with seas building to near 12 ft during
the strongest winds. Fresh to strong winds are expected in the
Gulf of Honduras through Fri night.
It's a bright sunny morning here on Ambergris Caye with an expected high temperature for the day set at 86 f. We have a wind from the East at 18 mph creating rough sea conditions around our barrier reef.
River Conditions REGION 7 — FLOOD LEVELS on the Blue Creek sub-catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, is receding slowly. Flood levels at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas are steady. The NEW RIVER at Tower Hill is above the banks and falling and at bankfull stage and steady at Caledonia.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir level remains above the spillway at Chalillo. Mollejon and Vaca facility. At San Ignacio, levels are above the low-level bridge. The MOPAN RIVER at Bengue Viejo Town is above nominal and receding slowly. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run are above normal and rising. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON remains below the causeway but rising steadily.
REGION 11 - FLOOD LEVELS ON THE SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun has exceeded Mitch historical levels. Levels are above normal and steady on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is above normal and falling. The Swasey and Baden branch of the MONKEY RIVER is above normal and receding. Levels are above nominal and falling on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Bg Falls. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is above normal and falling.
REGION 13 - The TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is above normal and falling. FLOOD FORECAST- 24 HRS. REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO. River levels is expected to continue to fall at Blue Creek and dovmstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas. Above nominal and receding levels is expected on the NEW RIVER at Tower H:11 and Caledonia.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir level is expected to fall below the spillmy at Chalillo. Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio. levels are expected to fall below the Low Level Bridge. The MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town is expected to continue falling. On the BELIZE RIVER, at Banana Bank and Double Run, levels are expected to continue falling. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels will continue to rise slowly and remain below the causeway. Region 11 - Rood levels at Freetown Sibun on the SIBUN RIVER is expected to continue to recede. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village, above normal and steady levels is expected. Levels on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge. wi:1 become steady. The Swasey and Bladen branch of the MONKEY RIVER, will continue to fall and become steady. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls will become normal. Levels on the MOHO RIVER at Jordan is expected to fall to normal levels.
REGION 13 - On the TEMASH RIVER levels is expected to become normal and steady.
The Next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday June 24, 2020 at 12 noon.