They have now named that probably storm TROPICAL DEPRESSION THIRTY-ONE which is only just beginning to have any apparent rotation. BUT they are expecting it to rapidly spin up to Cat.2 hurricane and go into Honduras/Nicaragua almost exactly the same as T Storm ETA
did, but still early days to be very sure of anything.
Meanwhile, more cloud over Belize, and the odd fine sprinkle.For more on Tropical Depression 31, click here Flood Forecast for November 13, 2020Residents in the Central, Western and Southern parts of the country are advised that the rivers may flood again due to the passage of Tropical Depression thirty-one. (residents are advised to monitor this system)
River Conditions and Forecast
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek river levels are above the banks and shows a minimal rise this should continue into later today then levels should begin to recede over the weekend. Downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas levels above normal and steady this should continue through the weekend. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, above normal and steady levels are expected to become near normal levels through Monday.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are receding. At San Ignacio, levels below the low-level bridge and continues to fall, levels are expected to continue to recede through the weekend. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town levels are above normal and steady, this trend should continue into Monday.
On the BELIZE RIVER through the weekend, flood levels in the upper Belize River should begin to see a decrease, while in the lower Belize River at Belize River Valley, and surrounding Communities, Double Run and near Haulcreek levels will continue to rise. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels are affecting the causeway and rising slowly. RESIDENTS IN THE BELIZE RIVER VALLEY AND DOWNSTREAM TO THE COAST SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT AS THE RISING FLOOD WATERS MOVE DOWNSTREAM TO THE COAST.
REGION 11 - Flood levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun are receding and this should continue through weekend. Above Normal levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village should continue through the weekend.
Above normal levels in watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are receding, this trend should continue through the weekend.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and steady.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on November 17. 2020 at 12 noon.
A rain cloud rolling the Bay of Corozal this Friday afternoon. Photo by Belize Scoop