Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly clear this morning. Fair and dry conditions persist.
Advisories: *A Flood Warning is in effect for communities along the major rivers of the country due to rising river levels.*
Sunny today and partly cloudy tonight. Little or no rainfall will develop.
Winds: W-NW, 10-20 kts Sea State: Moderate
Waves: 4-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
Similar weather conditions will continue on Tuesday and Tuesday 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 Tropical Storm Eta was located near latitude 25.0N, longitude 82.9W, or 80 miles WNW of Key West, Florida. A tropical wave is forecast to move over the Central Caribbean Sea where an area of low pressure could form in a few days. Environmental conditions could be conducive for gradual development thereafter while the system moves slowly westward.
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The Caribbean Sea
Tropical Storm Eta is centered off the coast of southwestern
Florida. A large upper- level low centered over T.S. Eta extends
upper- level troughing over the NW Caribbean. An upper-level ridge
covers the remainder of the Caribbean. Due to the positioning of
these upper- level features, strong upper-level diffluence and
divergence are occurring over the southeast Bahamas, Hispaniola
and Puerto Rico. As a result, scattered moderate to isolated
strong convection is noted from 14N-21N between the British
Virgin Islands and the eastern Dominican Republic, including near
and over Puerto Rico. Scattered moderate convection is also seen
east and south of Jamaica from 14N-19N between 75W-78W. Scattered
moderate convection is over northern Nicaragua and southern
Honduras due to the east Pacific monsoon trough. Fresh winds
prevail over the western Caribbean. Gentle to moderate winds are
noted elsewhere. A
tropical wave, currently in the far eastern Caribbean, will reach
the central Caribbean in a few days with the possibility for low
pressure to develop from it.
The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Tropical Storm Eta, located near Florida Bay.
Shower activity associated with a non-tropical low pressure system located several hundred miles southwest of the Azores is showing some signs of organization. This system will likely gradually acquire subtropical or tropical characteristics this week, and a tropical or subtropical storm could develop within a few days while this system moves eastward or east-northeastward over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. * Formation chance through 48 hours...medum...40 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...60 percent.
A tropical wave is forecast to move over the central Caribbean Sea, where an area of low pressure could form in a couple of days. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form late this week or over the weekend while the system moves slowly westward. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...50 percent.
The above area of concern is with a tropical wave in the central Caribbean. Shear is forecast to be rather low over the next several days, and an area of low pressure may take shape early in the week. Should this take place, the combination of warm seas and low wind shear would support tropical development. This bears watching as there is a low to moderate chance of development over the next several days, and this may become a threat to Central America, Jamaica and/or Cuba.
For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 9, 2020
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We are back in the influence of this storm TS ETA again, it is intensifying and now covers a huge area. So the low level, thin patchy cloud over Belize is part of the cloud from this storm, only small traces of high level cloud, which is also going in the same direction, that is from the west over Belize.
The result is that we have relatively little cloud and sunshine, which may thicken a bit this afternoon, but no rain expexted.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 25°C 76°F Yesterday 31°C 87°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Clear and sunny. Mainly fair and dry conditions continues to domnate our weather.
24hr Forecast: Mostly sunny skies during the daytime and clear to partly cloudy skies tonight. Shower activity, if any, will be isolated.
Outlook: A flood warning remains in effect for communities along the major rivers across the country, but especially for those in the Belize River Valley.
From Tuesday afternoon thru to midday Wednesday is for mainly fair weather to prevail with little or no rainfall.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast for November 9, 2020
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek levels are above the banks and have began to fall and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas levels are above normal and now steady. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are above normal and steady.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER. reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are receding steadily. At San Ignacio flood levels persists but receding steadily. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town flood levels persist but receding steadily. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run flood levels persist and are steady. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels remain below the causeway but are steadily rising.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun Flood levels persist but are now slowly falling. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village Flood Stage persist. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels are now near normal and continue to recede. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near normal and receding. The Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are near normal and continue to recede. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are receding steadily. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South are receding steadily. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are near normal and receding.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are near normal and receding.
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas receding levels are expected. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected to continue to recede over the next few days.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoirs levels at all BECOL facilities are expected to continue to recede over the next few days. Receding Flood levels will continue at San Ignacio. over the next few days. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town receding flood levels will continue over the next few days. On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and Double Run increasing Flood levels will persist over the next few days. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, increasing Flood levels will persist over the next few days.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER near Freetovm Sibun flood levels are expected to continue to recede over the next few days. Flood levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village will continue to recede over the next few days. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS levels will continue to recede becoming normal and steady over the next few days. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan Flood levels are expected to continue to recede becoming normal and steady over the next few days. Receding flood levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is expected continue over the next few days.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER receding flood levels are expected to continue over the next few days.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday November 11. 2020 at 12 noon.
Absolutely gorgeous day and I think everyone on the island has come to town. So cool in the shade the coconut oil is solidifying. Photos by San Pedro Scoop