Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Very cloudy this morning. Moist and unstable conditions will continue as the major Hurricane Eta affects Central America.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Warning is in effect for coastal waters of the country. Operators of small crafts should seek safe harbor. A Flood Watch is in effct for the Belize, Cayo, Stann Creek and Toledo Districts.*
Skies will be cloudy to overcast. Showers and thunderstorms will be generally isolated with periods of rain this morning, increasing and spreading over most of the country this afternoon. Then some showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain will affect the country but especially the coast and southern districts tonight.
Winds: N-NW, 15-25 kts , Gusty Sea State: Rough-Very Rough
Waves: 8-13 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
Numerous showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms will affect the country but especially central, southern and central areas on Wednesday into Wednesday night.
Sargassum Forecast from October 27, 2020 to November 04, 2020:
There is the chance that a few Sargassum mats could impact local beaches in the coming days but impacts are expected to remain minimal to moderate. San Pedro has a medium probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
At 6:00am, the center of Category 4 Hurricane Eta was located near latitude 13.7N, longitude 83.1W, or about 30 miles Southeast of Puerto Cabeza, Nicaragua. Eta was moving WSW at 4mph, with maximum sustained winds of 145mph. The National Meteorological Service of Belize continues to closely monitor the progress of this system and residents are advised to be prepared and listen to official information from the NMS and NEMO.
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The Caribbean Sea
Attention remains focused on Hurricane Eta. Major Hurricane Eta is centered near 14.1N 82.7W AT 03/0300 UTC,
or about 60 nm SSE of Cabo Gracias a Dios on Nicaragua/Honduras
border, moving WSW at 6 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is
927 mb. On the forecast track, the center
of Eta is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua
within the Hurricane Warning area early Tuesday. Outside Eta, scattered to numerous showers and
thunderstorms will continue to cover a good portion of the
western and central Caribbean through the end of the week
while strong to near gale northeast winds remain over the
northwestern Caribbean through early Thu.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Hurricane Eta, approaching the coast of Nicaragua.
Major Hurricane Eta is centered near 14.1N 82.7W AT 03/0300 UTC, or about 60 nm SSE of Cabo Gracias a Dios on Nicaragua/Honduras border, moving WSW at 6 kt. Estimated minimum central pressure is 927 mb. Maximum sustained wind speed is 130 kt with gusts to 160 kt. Numerous strong convection is within 90 nm of the center. Scattered moderate to isolated strong convection is elsewhere from 11N-20N between 74W-88W. On the forecast track, the center of Eta is expected to make landfall along the coast of Nicaragua within the Hurricane Warning area early Tuesday. The center of Eta is forecast to move farther inland over northern Nicaragua through Wednesday night, and then move across central portions of Honduras on Thursday. Eta is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some strengthening is forecast during the next 12 hours, and Eta could become a category 5 hurricane before it makes landfall. Weakening will begin after the cyclone moves inland. Catastrophic wind damage is expected where Eta's eyewall moves onshore within the Hurricane Warning area beginning tonight, with tropical storm conditions beginning within the next few hours. Rainfall can lead to catastrophic, life-threatening flash flooding and river flooding, along with landslides in areas of higher terrain of Central America. Flash flooding and river flooding is possible across Jamaica, southeast Mexico, El Salvador, southern Haiti, and the Cayman Islands. A dangerous storm surge will raise water levels by as much as 14 to 21 feet above normal tide levels in areas of onshore winds along the coast of Nicaragua within the hurricane warning area, and 3 to 5 feet above normal tide levels along the coast of Honduras within the tropical storm warning area.
Further tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days.
We are now in one of the outer bands of the HURRICANE ETA which is right on the edge of Nicaragua, just about to make land fall at Cat. 4 As it makes land fall at 145 mph, the winds will slow down, getting close to Belize on Thursday and Friday, more as a Depression, with a lot of rain.
Looks as if today will be mainly cloudy, both low level and high level cloud, with patches and areas of rain, some heavy, presently a light, cool surface winds from the west.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 23įC 73įF Yesterday max. 30įC 86įF Yesterday Rain 18.5 mm ( 0.7")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 3, 2020
#545960 11/03/2009:44 AM11/03/2009:44 AM
As you can see, there is general mid-level cloud over most of Belize, coming down from the NNE. There is also so very high level spin off from the Hurricane, coming from the south. There are many clashes causing rain, but presently, mainly out over the sea.. . But there is rain inland, in many places, but generally light to medium rain at present.
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy. Conditions will continue to be moist and unstable over the area as Hurricane Eta affects Central America.
24hr Forecast: Skies will continue cloudy to overcast. Continuous periods of rain, a few showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect the country this afternoon, increasing tonight, especially over southern and coastal areas.
Outlook: For Wednesday afternoon through to midday on Thursday is for numerous showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms across the country, especially over central and southern parts. Winds are also expected to become stronger during this time.
Small craft warning: Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor. A flood warning is in effect for the Cayo, Belize, Stann Creek and Toledo districts.
Flood Report and Forecast for November 3, 2020 from the National Hydrological Service
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas and downstream to the coast levels are below normal and falling. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are below normal and falling.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at Chalillo and Mollejon are below the spillways and at Vaca facility reservoir levels are above the spillway. At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge and rising. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town levels are above normal and rising. On the BELIZE RIVER. at Banana Bank and Double Run levels are above normal and rising. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels are below the causeway and steady.
REGION 11 - River levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is normal and steady. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near normal and steady. On the Swasey and Blades branch of the MONKEY RIVER levels are near non-nal and rising slowly. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia is normal and steady and at Big Falls levels are near normal and rising. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan is near normal and shows a minimal rise. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are near normal falling.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are near normal and steady.
A FLOOD WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR RIVERS, STREAMS. CREEKS and WATERWAYS IN THE SOUTH and WEST OF THE COUNTRY
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected increasing to above normal levels.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to exceed its spillways over the next few days. At San Ignacio, increasing levels are expected to continue over the next few days. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town levels are expected to continue to rise. On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and Double Run levels are expected to continue to rise to flood stage. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, levels are expected to rise.
REGION 11 - River levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun are expected to increase over the next few days. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are expected to rise minimally. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels are expected to increase and exceed FLOOD STAGE. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan Flood levels are expected. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco Flood levels are expected. RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY IN WATERS, II:DS DN LASTERNSLOPES OF THE NIAY AN MOUNTAINS - From North Stalin Creek to Sarstoon River are ADVISED THAT RIVERS MAY RISE SIGNIFICANTLY tomorrow evening into the night
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER Flood stage are expected over the next few days.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 12 pm.
High water, rain and wind....some of the bigger boats are being moved since future of Hurricane Eta is still up in the air. Photo by San Pedro Scoop