Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Cloudy this morning. A moist northeasterly airflow is expected to support rainy conditions during the next 24 hours or so.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Caution is in effect for occasional gusty winds and rough seas, especially. Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution. A flood warning remains in effect for communities near rivers, streams, creeks and waterways in central and western parts of the country.*
Continuing cloudy skies. Some periods of rain, a few showers and possible isolated thunderstorms will occur over most areas of the country, starting especially this afternoon and continuing tonight.
Winds: NE, 10-20 kts , Gusty Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 5-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 83
A few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will linger mainly over northern and central areas on Thursday. Then, a few showers and thunderstorms will occur mainly along the coast on Thursday night.
Sargassum Forecast from December 2, 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
A stationary front is located from SE Cuba to the Gulf of
Honduras. Scattered moderate convection along with fresh to strong
N winds and building seas are occurring N and W of this boundary,
northward to near the Yucatan Channel. Showers to the immediate
south of the front have diminished this morning, but scattered
moderate convection is occurring along the monsoon trough from 08N
to 12N W of 72W. Additionally, scattered showers and thunderstorms
remain just S of Hispaniola.
Moderate to fresh trades will continue across much of the basin
through tonight. A stationary front from eastern Cuba to Honduras
will weaken and dissipate by late Thu. Fresh to strong winds and
building seas will prevail NW of this front. Winds will increase
to fresh to strong across central portions this evening through
Thu night as high pres moves E into the W Atlc. Looking ahead,
another cold front may enter the Yucatan Channel by late Sat.
A gale-force, non-tropical low pressure system is centered between the Madeira Islands and the Azores. This system has become less organized during the past 24 hours, and environmental conditions are expected to become less conducive for development as the system moves southwestward during the next day or two. Although subtropical development is now unlikely, this system will continue to produce strong winds and locally heavy rains in the Madeira Islands and the Azores through Wednesday. Additional information on this system can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by Meteo France.
This will be the last Special Tropical Weather Outlook issued on this system. Regularly scheduled Tropical Weather Outlooks will resume on June 1, 2021, while Special Tropical Weather Outlooks will be issued as necessary during the off-season. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...10 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...low...10 percent.
Rare December tropical storm could brew in Caribbean
Even though the Atlantic hurricane season has officially come to an end, additional tropical development is possible through the end of December. One disturbance over the Caribbean that is close to land could become the next Atlantic tropical depression or storm, according to AccuWeather meteorologists.
On Tuesday, the cloud structure with the disturbance spinning over the southwestern Caribbean revealed that the atmosphere was allowing the system to breathe. High-level clouds were visible over top of the system, which is a sign that air was rising near the poorly-defined center. This setup can allow the system to strengthen should a strong low-level circulation develop, although meteorologists said the circulation was very weak on Tuesday.
If a complete cyclonic wind pattern develops about a center, a depression could be dubbed. If a clear center is established and winds reach 39 mph or greater, a tropical storm would be born.
"There is a short window in which this system in the southwest Caribbean has a chance to become a depression or even short-lived tropical storm before it moves over land over Central America Thursday afternoon," Dan Kottlowski, AccuWeather's top hurricane expert, said.
The next storm to develop will be given the name Kappa, the next letter in the Greek alphabet.
For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: December 2, 2020
#546628 12/02/2006:32 AM12/02/2006:32 AM
The easterly Caribbean winds are now pushing the cool air back, causing a lot of cloud, and at the same time, there is a lot of SW high level winds, causing clouds in some places, presently heavy clouds and rain out at sea, which might move in later today.
Looks as if today will be mainly overcast all day, with a chance of isolated rain, possibly more or heavier this afternoon.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 21°C 70°F Yesterday 25°C 78°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
The easterly Caribbean wind is pushing away the cool air. But there are two different levels of high cloud, some clashing causing rain, presently out at sea.
Present Condition: Cloudy throughout the country. A moist northeasterly airflow prevails over the area.
A Small Craft Caution is in effect for occasional gusty winds and rough seas, especially. Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution. A flood warning remains in effect for communities near rivers, streams, creeks and waterways in central and western parts of the country.
24hr Forecast: Continuing cloudy skies with some periods of rain, a few showers and possible isolated thunderstorms occurring around the country, but especially over the north and in central locations this afternoon and tonight, gradually decreasing tomorrow morning.
Outlook: Periods of light rain will linger over inland areas Thursday afternoon, then mostly along coastal and offshore areas through to midday on Friday.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST Wednesday December 2, 2020 12:00 pm
FLOOD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR STREAMS, CREEKS and WATERWAYS ON THE BELIZE RIVER (includes -Banana Bank, Double Run. Sandhill. Crooked Tree, Maypen, Lemonal, Rancho Dolores. Flowers Bank, Scotland Halfmoon, Boston, Lucky Strike, Rock Stone Pond, Lord's Bank, Burrell Boom, Grace Bank, Western Pines communities and Downstream to the coast - Belize City.
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek and Douglas remains above the banks while at Santa Cruz, San Antonio and San Roman, to the coast levels are above normal and continues to recede. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, levels are above the banks and continue to recede.
REGION 9 - At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge and falling. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town continue to fall.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank, Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near the Haulover Creek to the coast, flood Levels continues to recede. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON. the causeway remains inundated as flood levels continues to recede.
REGION 11 - Levels remains above the banks on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun and continues to recede. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are above normal and continue to fall. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is normal and steady. The Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are normal and falling. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are normal and steady. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South is normal steady. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are normal and falling.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are normal steady.
REGION 7 - Expect minimal increasing levels on the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas to the coast. Above the banks and receding levels on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia are expected to continue.
REGION 9 - At San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. Receding levels on the MOPAN RIVER, at Benque Viejo Town is expected to continue.
On the BELIZE RIVER, at Banana Bank, Belize River Valley and surrounding communities, Double Run and near Haulover Creek to the Coast, persisting Flood Levels are expected to continue to decrease.
Receding flood levels on the CROOKED TREE LAGOON is expected to remain above the causeway.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun flood levels is expected to continue to recede. Receding levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is expected to continue. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS. normal and steady levels are expected to continue. Normal and steady levels are expected to continue on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER normal and steady levels are. On the MOHO RIIVER AFT Jordan and Blue Creek levels are expected to rise minimally. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco levels are expected to rise minimally.
REGION 13 - Above normal levels on the SARSTOON RIVER is expected to continue.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday December 4, 2020 at 12 pm