Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. A feeder band from Hurricane Delta supported heavy rainfall overnight, over the northern half of the country. Delta made landfall over Northeast Yucatan Peninsula this morning.
Advisories: *A small craft warning remains in effect for coastal waters of the country. Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor until after the warning has been lifted. A Flood Warning is in effect for the likelihood of flooding, especially over low-lying and flood prone areas in northern and central areas of the country due to heavy rainfall overnight.*
Mostly cloudy with sunny breaks today. A few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue over northern and central areas this morning. Little or no rainfall is expected elsewhere.
Winds: W-SW, 15-25 kts, Gusty, BECOMING
null, 10-20 kt Sea State: Rough BECOMING Choppy-Moderate
Waves: 6-9 ft BECOMING 3-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 87
For Thursday and Thursday night is for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms to develop over inland areas in the afternoon, then over coastal areas during the night.
Sargassum Forecast from October 6, 2020 to October 14, 2020:
The chances of sargassum affecting local beaches in the next few days remain low with minimal impacts expected from any mats that do make it ashore. San Pedro has a low probability and a minimal expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
At 4:45 am Category 2 Hurricane Delta was centered near latitude 20.8N, longitude 86.9W, or about 20 miles south of Cancun, Mexico. The National Meteorological Service of Belize continues to closely monitor Delta as it moves over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, while impacts over the country should be minimal.
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The Caribbean Sea
Hurricane Delta is in the northwest Caribbean. A vigorous upper-level low centered over the eastern Dominican
Republic is inducing scattered moderate to strong convection to
the south and southeast of the upper low, over much of the eastern
Caribbean. Fresh trade winds and 3 to 5 ft seas are noted over
the eastern Caribbean, within light breezes and slight seas over
the southwest part of the basin. Winds and seas will diminish in
the northwest Caribbean through Thu after Delta leave the area.
Building high pressure over the northwest Atlantic will support
moderate to fresh trade winds mainly over the south-central
Caribbean by late in the week.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Delta, located just inland over the northeastern portion of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
Major Hurricane Delta is centered near 20.6N 86.4W at 07/0900 UTC or 30 nm ENE of Cozumel Mexico moving NW at 15 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 972 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 100 kt with gusts to 120 kt. Numerous strong convection is observed within 90 to 120 nm of the center, impacting Cozumel, the northeastern Yucatan Peninsula and the Yucatan Channel. Maximum wave heights are estimated to be around 30 ft near the center of Delta. Delta will move over the northeast tip of Yucatan and through the Yucatan Channel into the south-central Gulf by this afternoon, then continue across the central and northwest Gulf of Mexico, where it is expected to make landfall along Louisiana by late Fri. Life-threatening storm surge and dangerous winds are expected within portions of the northern Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico during the next few hours. Heavy rainfall will affect portions of western Cuba and the northern Yucatan Peninsula through early Thursday, causing the potential for flash floods and mudslides. Looking ahead, there is a chance for life-threatening storm surge and flooding along the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts starting Fri as Delta moves into the region.
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Re: Belize Weather Forecast: October 7, 2020
#545393 10/07/2006:35 AM10/07/2006:35 AM
Well HURRICANE DELTA went up to Cat.4 yesterday, as it went across the Caribbean and is now over the northern tip of the Yucatan as a Cat.2 having weakened a little before making landfall, but will probably strengthen again as it crosses the Gulf, now probably to the west of New Orleans.
We continue to be getting very strong surface winds from the SW But above us, there are all sorts of different winds, still cool air from the north, and some warm air pushing up from the south and a strong easterly Caribbean wind, which is also bringing with it some high, heavy cloud, that could cause rain in a day or two time.
Looks as if today will be largely cloudy, some heavy cloud, particularly central areas, but there could be some glimpse of sun occasionally, could be some patches of rain.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 25°C 78°F Yesterday max. 29°C 85°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: October 7, 2020
#545397 10/07/2011:08 AM10/07/2011:08 AM
Despite all the different direction of winds above us, the surface wind remains strong from the SW
Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Outer bands from Hurricane Delta still affecting our weather. Generally fair and windy conditions prevail. 24hr Forecast: Cloudy with isolated showers or thunderstorms.
A flood warning is in effect for the likelihood of flooding, especially over low-lying and flood prone areas in northern and central areas of the country due to heavy rainfall overnight. A small craft warning remains in effect for coastal waters of the country. Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor until after the warning has been lifted.
Cool air coming down from the States, over north Mexico, and round to us. A fair bit of cloud in the Caribbean. But the storm is moving away from Belize now.
First little training session with Coco - the runt of Mocha's litter and one ENTHUSIASTIC jumping dog. Seabeans collected? 6. Arm scrapes collected? Many. Sit Coco Sit. Good dog. Photo by San Pedro Scoop