Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Fair and hazy conditions will prevail over the area. Dense Saharan dust covers most of the Caribbean.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Caution remains in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas. Reduced visibility due to hazy conditions.*
Partly cloudy and hazy with isolated showers, if any.
Winds: E-SE, 15-25 kts , Gusty Sea State: Moderate-Rough Waves: 5-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Satellite and surface observations show a few sargassum mats heading towards the country. These mats have a medium chance of landing on local beaches where they are expected to have moderate to major impacts during the coming weeks.
Friday and Friday night is for similar weather conditions to prevail.
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
An upper level low is centered near 18N75W. This low is helping
enhance convection between Jamaica and the west coast of Haiti.
GOES-16 satellite imagery shows Saharan dust continues across the
Caribbean Sea. The densest areas of dust are west of 70W, where
the dust is helping to bring hazy conditions. The dry and stable
air mass that accompanies the dust it is helping to suppress
precipitation across much of the Caribbean Sea. The dust is less
dense east of 70W. Over these waters, there is enough moisture to
support isolated low topped tradewind showers. Strong to near
gale force winds prevail across the south central Caribbean. Fresh
to strong winds prevail over the Gulf of Honduras, as well as the
Windward Passage. Moderate to fresh winds prevail across the
remainder of the Caribbean waters.
Fresh to strong trades will prevail across the south central
Caribbean through Sun. Winds will pulse to near gale force off the
coast of Colombia each night through Sun night with seas building
to 11 or 12 ft during the strongest winds. Fresh to strong winds
are expected to continue across the Gulf of Honduras through Sun.
I am not exactly sure what is happening, The high level clouds going from the SW over southern Mexico are suddenly turning down and coming over Belize from the north and it appears bringing the Sahara dust back down from the north with it. The Caribbean winds are from the east as usual, but appear to be full of the dust, now effecting most of Belize, resulting in a hazy start to the morning, the haze being a mixture of thin cloud and dust. I had spotted this dust coming our way several days ago, before the media picked up on it, but at that time, it looked as if most would be going north of us, but now the high level winds are bringing it down over Belize more.
Looks as if today will be Hazier with dust than the last couple of days, a fair bit of cloud with it, probably little or no rain.
I have found a picture that shows more clearly what is happening with the Saharan dust, as I said several days ago, there is a second wave of dust coming later. It looks as if the high or mid level cloud, is now bringing it down over Belize more than it has over the last two days.
By the way, a lot of land mass in the West Indies, Bermuda and possibly parts of Belize, have been built up over thousands of years, by this red Sahara dust.
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: June 25, 2020
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