Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning on the mainland, clear in the islands. Cool and mainly fair weather conditions prevail over the area.
Advisories: *A small craft caution remains in effect for locally rough seas. A flood warning remains in effect for communities downstream along the Belize River.*
Variably cloudy skies today with little or no rainfall. Partly cloudy skies tonight with the chance of light rain or isolated showers over coastal and offshore areas late tonight into early tomorrow morning.
Winds: N-NW, 10-20 kts , Gusty Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Thursday and Thursday night is for some cloudy spells with isolated showers or light rain affecting mainly offshore and coastal areas of the country.
Sargassum Forecast from December 2, 2020 to December 09, 2020:
Sargassum impacts, if any, are expected to remain minimal this week. 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 cold front passes from northern Haiti, across eastern Jamaica
to 15N81W and southward to 11N83W near the border between
Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Strong northerly winds are west of the
front along the coast of Nicaragua. Scattered moderate showers
associated with the front are within 180 nm northwest and west
of the front.
The monsoon trough is along 08N/10N from 73W in northern
Colombia to beyond Costa Rica. Isolated convection is from 11N
southward and 72W westward to the coast of Central America.
The cold front will extend from Hispaniola to western Panama
tonight, then stall and weaken across the western Caribbean on
Thursday. Strong northerly winds are expected to continue west
of the front today. Fresh NE winds will prevail elsewhere in the
NW Caribbean through Thursday.
Surprisingly perhaps, but this morning is very similar to yesterday morning, except the cloudy and clear sunny areas are a bit further south. So most of Belize is in bright cloud free sunshine. Some clouds will develop later. Today is obviously much colder than recent weeks, but actually the last two night temperatures have now only been down to what should be normal for this time of the year.
Looks like a bright sunny day, with some clouds later today.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 21°C 69°F Yesterday 25°C 77°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Mostly sunny skies. Cool and fair weather prevails over the area.
A small craft caution remains in effect for locally rough seas. A flood warning remains in effect for communities downstream along the Belize River.
24hr Forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells this afternoon, becoming variably cloudy tonight through tomorrow morning. Mainly fair weather will prevail, and then there is the chance of light rain or isolated showers over coastal and offshore areas late tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: For Thursday afternoon through to midday on Friday is for some cloudy spells along with isolated showers or light rain occurring mostly offshore and near coastal areas of the country.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast- Dec. 9, 2020
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, Douglas to the coast, levels are above normal and continues to recede. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, levels are above normal and continue to recede.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER at Chalillo and Mollejon reservoir levels are below the spillway and Vaca reservoir levels remain above the spillway; while at San Ignacio. levels are below the low-level bridge and steady. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are above normal and continue to be steady.
Wednesday morning update: THE BELIZE RIVER is still at flood stage but slowly receding. The Causeway remains inundated at CROOKED TREE as LAGOON levels continue to recede.
REGION 11 - Levels are above normal on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun and slowly receding. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are normal and steady. 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 above normal and falling. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are below normal and falling. Levels on the MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South are normal and falling. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are below normal and steady.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are normal steady.
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas to the coast are expected to continue to recede. Above normal and receding levels on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia are expected to continue.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER at Chalillo and Mollejon reservoir levels are expected to remain below the spillway and at Vaca reservoir levels is expected to remain above the spillway; at San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. Above normal and receding levels on the MOPAN RIVER, at Benque Viejo Town is expected to continue.
On the BELIZE RIVER, Flood conditions will continue through Friday. Residents are advised to exercise caution as the river is still at flood stage or 2.3m above the banks (2.84m above the mean) and is expected to remain high for several more days. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, Residents are advised to exercise caution as the lagoon levels is still 1.59m over the causeway. THE LAGOON is expected to remain high for several more days.
REGION 11 - Above normal and receding levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is expected to continue. Normal and steady levels are expected to continue on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, normal and steady levels are expected to continue. On the SITTEE RIVER near Kendal Bridge normal and steady levels are expected to continue. A minimal increase in river levels is expected on the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER. On the MOHO RIIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek levels are expected to increase minimally on Thursday. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco a minimal increase in river levels is expected through Thursday.
REGION 13 - Near normal levels are expected on the SARSTOON RIVER.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday December 11. 2020 at 12 pm