Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Moist and unstable conditions prevail as tropical storm gamma heads toward northern Yucatan Peninsula.
Advisories: A small craft caution is in effect for occasionally gusty winds and rough seas. A Flood Watch is in effect for the possibility of flooding over low-lying and flood prone areas across the country.*
Cloudy at times with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms developing across the country this afternoon, and then over southern and offshore areas tonight.
Winds: Gusty, W, 10-20 kts Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 87
For Sunday and Sunday night is for generally fair and mild weather to prevail. Showers or thunderstorms will be isolated.
Sargassum Forecast from September 29, 2020 to October 07, 2020:
Latest observations do not show significant amounts of Sargassum in the area. However, there is still the chance that a few small mats could drift into our area during the next few days with minimal impacts. San Pedro has a low probability and a minimal expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
At 6:00 am, Tropical Storm Gamma was centered near latitude 19.7N, longitude 87.2W, or about 40 miles SSE of Tulum, Mexico. Gamma was moving to the NW at 9mph with maximum sustained winds of 65mph. Outer bands from this system could produce heavy rainfall over Belize, with the possibility of flooding, especially over low-lying and flood prone areas. Occasional gusty winds are also likely.
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The Caribbean Sea
T.S. Gamma and tropical waves are in the central Caribbean. A few showers and thunderstorms are noted off the southern coast
of the Dominican Republic this morning, likely due to overnight
drainage flow converging off the coast, but also near where the
northern portion of the tropical wave is passing. Strong E winds
are noted off the southern coast of Haiti as well, with seas
likely reaching 8 ft. Moderate to fresh trade winds and 5 to 7 ft
seas are noted elsewhere east of 75W, and north of 18N
particularly between Jamaica and eastern Cuba. Light to gentle
breezes and modest seas are noted over the southwest Caribbean.
For the forecast, Gamma will move to 20.2N 87.4W this afternoon,
inland to 21.1N 87.9W Sun morning, then into the south-central
Gulf of Mexico through Sun afternoon. Winds and seas will
gradually diminish over the far northwest Caribbean through Mon.
Elsewhere, fresh to strong trades are expected over the eastern
and central Caribbean through Sun night. Winds and seas will
subside through mid week across the basin as Gamma moves farther
west and high pressure north of the area weakens slightly.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Gamma, located over the northwestern Caribbean Sea.
A tropical wave is producing widespread cloudiness, showers, and thunderstorms over the eastern and central Caribbean Sea, with locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds affecting portions of the ABC Islands, the Lesser Antilles, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Environmental conditions are expected to become a little more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form next week while the system moves westward or west- northwestward at about 15 mph across the central and western Caribbean Sea. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
Shower activity has increased since yesterday in association with a tropical wave located about midway between the coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Some slow development of this system may occur during the next several days as it moves generally westward to west-northwestward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
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Re: Belize Weather Forecast: October 3, 2020
#545298 10/03/2007:17 AM10/03/2007:17 AM
That TROPICAL STORM GAMMA is really large, and has moved up north as they forecasted it would. It is now very close to a Cat.1 hurricane, but they do not appear to expect it to get there. A fair bit of its spin up was caused by the cool air coming down over the Gulf, which is causing the clouds over Belize to be coming from the west.
Significant normal type clouds, but from the west, some large enough to be producing rain in a number of places. There is also high level cloud in many parts, and a strong surface wind from the SW. Some of the tail of that storm is trying to creep in from the east towards southern Belize, but may not make it.
Looks as if today will be very mixed, a lot of low and high cloud around, some blue sky, but quite probably patches of rain in any place during the day.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 25°C 77°F Yesterday max. 31°C 88°F Yesterday Rain 35.6 mm ( 1.4")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: October 3, 2020
#545300 10/03/2011:20 AM10/03/2011:20 AM
The cool air clouds from the west are breaking up into individual clouds and sunshine areas and with that, a reduced chance of rain this morning, although still thick down south. High level from the storm over Corozal, San Pedro area.