Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Relatively moist and unstable conditions to set in today, as a tropical wave approaches.
Advisories: *A small craft caution remains in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers and thunderstorms.*
Cloudy at times with a few showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of rain starting along the coast and spreading over most places later today, and increasing over the northern districts tonight.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts , Gusty Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 87
Cloudy at times with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms over northern and inland areas Friday morning, gradually decreasing and becoming isolated, with a few more lingering over Toledo on Friday night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 27, 2020 to September 02, 2020:
Latest observations show a few Sargassum mats offshore and along coastal areas of the country. There is a high chance of these mats landing on local beaches in the coming days producing moderate impacts. San Pedro has a high probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
At 12:00am category 4 Hurricane Laura was centered near latitude 29.8N, longitude 93.3W, or about 30 miles SSW of Lake Charles, Louisiana. No new tropical cyclone is expected to form in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.
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The Caribbean Sea
Fresh to strong winds are likely over the Gulf of Honduras this
morning as high pressure northeast of the area builds in the wake
of the tropical wave moving into Central America. Seas are
reaching as high as six feet this morning in the western Gulf of
Honduras. Moderate to fresh trades are noted over the south
central Caribbean, with 4 to 6 ft seas. Elsewhere gentle to
moderate trades and 2 to 4 ft seas area noted. An upper low west
of Jamaica is supporting a few showers near Grand Cayman. Isolated
trade winds showers are noted in regional radar mainly in form of
weak streamers downwind of the Windward Islands, near a tropical
wave moving through the eastern Caribbean.
For the forecast, persistent high pressure north of the area will
support the fresh trade winds over the south- central Caribbean
for the next several days as an Atlantic high pressure ridge
shifts southward. A tropical wave approaching the Windward Islands
will move across the Caribbean Thu through late Sat, accompanied
by a modest increase in winds and seas. Another tropical wave will
enter the Caribbean waters by Sat, and move across the Caribbean
through early next week.
The easterly Caribbean winds are only strong in north areas. There is midlevel cloud pushing up from the SSW. But that very active ITCZ area I mentioned, is now coming close to Belize, and may well cause rain later today in any part of Belize, particularly the north.
Looks as if today will start fairly normal, sun and cloud, but heavier cloud later and a high chance of rain later.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 25°C 78°F Yesterday max. 33°C 92°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 27, 2020
#544496 08/27/2008:35 AM08/27/2008:35 AM
Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Conditions are relatively moist and unstable over the area.
24hr Forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells this afternoon along with a few showers and thunderstorms mostly over inland and northern areas. Then, cloudy at times along with a few showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain mostly over southern and coastal areas at first tonight and continuing over northern areas tomorrow morning.