Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Partly cloudy this morning. Generally fair weather prevails.
Advisories: *A Flood Warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas of the country and residents in the Belize River Valley and downstream areas should remain vigilant as the rising flood waters move downstream towards the coast.*
Sunny with cloudy spells today and cloudy at times tonight. Showers or thunderstorms will be isolated today, and then the passage of a tropical wave will support a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the southern districts tonight.
Winds: E, 5-15 kts Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect coastal and southern areas Thursday morning, then inland areas in the afternoon, decreasing Thursday night.
Sargassum Forecast from November 25, 2020 to December 02, 2020:
Sargassum impacts are expected to remain minimal during the next week with the chance of only a few mats landing on local beaches. San Pedro has a low probability and a minimal expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.
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The Caribbean Sea
An upper level trough is in the western Caribbean Sea, extending
SW from western Cuba. Widely scattered moderate showers cover the
area from 17N southward between 80W and 86W. Isolated showers are
within 60 nm of the southern coast of Haiti.
The monsoon trough is along 10N from 76W in northern Colombia,
to 85W in western Costa Rica. Scattered isolated strong convection
is within 150 nm south of the trough axis.
High pressure building behind a cold front north of the region
will increase the winds and the seas in the central Caribbean Sea
through Thursday. Moderate to fresh trade winds will prevail
across most of the area from Thursday night through Sunday.
There are no organized features in the Atlantic basin at this time.
A low pressure area located along a frontal system more than 400 miles southeast of Bermuda is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, mainly east of its center. The low is expected to interact with an upper-level trough later today, detach from the front by Thursday, and then possibly acquire subtropical characteristics on Friday while it moves southward over warmer waters. For more information on this system, see High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.
For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 25, 2020
#546470 11/25/2007:05 AM11/25/2007:05 AM
The active area that has been causing our rain is now over eastern Honduras and off shore Nicaragua, not near Belize, but they talk of a tropical wave, which I am not seeing, but the Caribbean winds have changed direction and are now almost due east, which is a change. There are patches of rain clouds in the easterly Caribbean wind, that could be bringing a little rain to north central, central and south central areas this morning.
Looks like today will be significantly sunny, but with patches of cloud and the chance of the odd rain shower.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 23°C 73°F Yesterday 29°C 84°F Yesterday Rain 6.1 mm ( 0.2")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: November 25, 2020
#546476 11/25/2010:43 AM11/25/2010:43 AM
Present Condition: A few clouds in the central coastal areas, otherwise mostly sunny. A gradual increase in moisture is expected tonight and tomorrow.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy spells this afternoon with isolated showers or thunderstorms except for a few more inland. Cloudy at times tonight and tomorrow morning with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over southern districts at first, spreading to most areas by tomorrow morning.
A flood warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas of the country. Residents in the Belize River Valley and downstream areas should remain vigilant as the rising flood waters move downstream towards the coast.
Outlook: A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect mostly inland areas and southern districts Thursday afternoon, becoming isolated Thursday night and Friday morning.
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FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST Wednesday November 25, 2020 12:00 pm
FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR RIVERS, STREAMS, CREEKS and WATERWAYS IN THE BELIZE, CENTRAL, and WESTERN PARTS OF THE COUNTRY (includes - San Ignacio, Benque, Banana Bank, Double Run, Crooked Tree, Maypen, Lemonal, Rancho Dolores, Flowers Bank, Scotland Ha[ham, Boston, Lucky Strike, Rock Stone Pond, Lord's Bank, Burrell Boom, Grace Bank, Western Pines communities and Downstream to the coast - Belize City.
A FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR COMMUNITIES DOWNSTREAM ON THE RIO HONDO. (RESIDENTS IN THESE AREAS (especially the Albion Island area) ARE TO REMAIN VIGILANT AS FLOOD WATERS FROM BLUE CREEK CONTINUES TO MOVE DOWNSTREAM.
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek is still at flood stage and has started to recede slowly while downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas, flood stage persist and continues to increase. Flood levels on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia has exceeded the historical Mitch stage and is now steady.
REGION 9 - Reservoir levels on the MACAL RIVER, at all BECOL facilities remains above the spillways and continue to recede slowly. At San Ignacio, Flood levels remains above the low-level bridge and continues to recede. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are near flood stage and receding.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank, Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near the Haulover Creek to the coast increasing Flood Levels persist. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, the causeway remains inundated as flood levels continue to increase.
REGION 11 - Flood levels persist on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun and are now receding slowly. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are above normal and falling. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are 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 above normal and steady. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are above normal and steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South is above normal and receding. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are above normal and receding.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and receding.
24 HR. FLOOD FORECAST
REGION 7 - Receding Flood stage on the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek is expected to continue while at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas and downstream to the coast is expected to become steady. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill, and Caledonia, receding Flood levels are expected.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are expected to continue to recede; while at San Ignacio, receding Flood levels are expected to persist and remain above the low-level bridge. Receding flood stage levels on the MOPAN RIVER, at Benque Viejo Town are expected to persist.
On the BELIZE RIVER. at Banana Bank, Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near Haulover Creek to the Coast, increasing Flood Levels are expected to persist. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, the causeway is expected to remain inundated as flood levels continue to increase.
REGION 11 - Flood levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is expected to continue to recede slowly.
Receding levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is expected persist. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. Receding levels on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is expected to increase to above normal levels. Levels on the MONKEY RIVER and RIO GRANDE are expected to increase to above normal levels. Above normal levels on the MOHO and TEMASH RIVERS are expected to become steady then increase to near flood stage levels.
REGION 13 - Above normal levels on the SARSTOON RIVER is expected to persist.
The next Flood Report and Forecast mill be issued on Thursday November 26. 2020 at 12 pm.
Sunshine and a view on Caye Caulker. Perfection! Photo by Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations
Pretty breezy Wednesday. The water is still a bit cloudy from the rain...but things are looking pretty great. Photo by San Pedro Scoop