Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly clear except for in the deep south. A weak tropical wave is approaching the area.
Advisories: *A small craft caution will go into effect this afternoon for occasionally gusty winds and locally rough seas, especially near heavy showers and thunderstorms.*
Cloudy at times with a few showers and thunderstorms mainly over the south this morning, spreading to most places by afternoon. Then, activity will become isolated with a few more affecting the south tonight.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts , Gusty Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
There is a medium chance of Sargassum affecting beaches, especially over northern and central areas of the country during the coming days with moderate impacts. San Pedro has a pretty good amount that has come in the last couple days.
Some cloudy spells with showers and thunderstorms being generally isolated on Wednesday, then mainly over the south Wednesday night.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.
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The Caribbean Sea
There are several tropical waves
moving across the basin. Except for the Gulf of Honduras and adjacent waters between Panama
and Colombia where scattered showers and tstms are observed, the
remainder basin is under the influence of a Saharan Air Layer
event, which is likely limiting visibility E of 80W.
The pressure gradient between the Atlantic ridge N of the area
and lower pressure over northern Colombia will maintain fresh to
strong trade winds in the south-central Caribbean through the
weekend. Fresh to strong winds are expected in the Gulf of
Honduras tonight and Wed night. A tropical wave over the western
Caribbean will move out of the basin through tonight. Another
tropical wave farther east in the central Atlantic will approach
the eastern Caribbean by Thu night, and move across the central
Caribbean during the weekend.
I should have mentioned yesterday, that there was high level movements from the north, well today that has caught up with the easterly Caribbean winds and now causing a lot of clashing in the Caribbean off Honduras. And the Caribbean winds are bringing that action in to Belize today.
This morning will be a mixture of sun and clouds, more sun in the north, but clouds developing. Then the swellups will be moving in, probably Stann Creak district first, followed by Cayo and Belize districts and then the south generally. This could be on and off rain, some heavy, events over much of the day. The north might missing out.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 24°C 76°F Yesterday max. 33°C 91°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: July 14, 2020
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Rapidly changing situations. The high swellups are throwing out cloud at north Belize now. But the earlier threat to central Belize, the ITCZ activity appears to be fizzling out as it gets closer to the coast line. There have been several small swellups and rain down near PG, but even these now moved away. So there still can be some isolated rain showers around anywhere.
Present Condition: A tropical wave will cross the country later today. 24hr Forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and thunderstorms over most areas this afternoon then mainly over the south tonight, decreasing tomorrow morning.
A flood alert is in effect for residents near low-lying and flood prone areas, especially near rivers and streams, in the south. Small craft caution for occasionally gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers and thunderstorms.
Torrential rains overnight in the Toledo district has resulted in flooding of the Southern Highway in Jacinto village. The Barranco junction is reported to be under water and portions of the highway as impassable as of 6:00 a.m.