Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Generally fair weather will prevail today.
Variably cloudy with periods of light rain mostly over southern districts this morning, then little or no rainfall expected tonight.
Winds: N-NE, 5-15 kts Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Saturday and Saturday night is for mainly fair conditions with little or no rainfall.
Sargassum Forecast from December 9, 2020 to December 16, 2020:
The chances of sargassum affecting beaches across the country will remain low during the next few days. 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 extends from the central Atlantic southwestward
through central Hispaniola to near 15N81W. High pressure across
the NW Atlantic and north of the front is producing fresh to
strong NE winds through the Windward Passage and fresh NE winds in
the lee of Cuba. Southwest of the frontal remnants, fresh
northerly flow prevails across the coastal waters within 120 nm of
the coast of Nicaragua, where seas are 6-7 ft. Strong NE winds
prevail within 150 nm of the coast of Colombia between 73W and
78W. Moderate easterly trades prevail elsewhere across the
Caribbean east of 70W. Broken to overcast multilayered clouds and
isolated moderate showers are seen across the Windward Passage
and within 210 nm of the coasts of Nicaragua and Costa Rica.
The stationary front will continue to weaken through morning and
become ill defined today. Fresh northerly winds across the
Nicaragua coastal waters will continue to diminish through Friday
with seas subsiding. Fresh to strong NE winds will pulse
each night offshore of the coast of Colombia through Sunday.
Weakening high pressure across the western Atlantic Mon and Tue
will induce a considerable diminishing of winds and seas area
The easterly Caribbean winds are fairly slow, but they are pushing away the cool air. But there is mid-level cloud moving up from the south fairly fast, causing some cloud in south and north Belize but leaving almost clear skies over central Belize at present.
Looks as if today will be largely sunny with white clouds, but patchy, does not look as if there will be any rain today.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 21°C 69°F Yesterday 24°C 75°F Yesterday Rain 0.3 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Partly cloudy, some clearing in the south. A light east to northeasterly airflow prevails over the area.
24hr Forecast: Variably cloudy to cloudy skies with periods of light rain over some areas.
Outlook: For Saturday afternoon to Sunday midday is for mostly fair weather except for light rain or isolated showers mainly along the coast Saturday night.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast- Dec. 11, 2020
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek. Santa Cruz, San Antonio. San Roman, Douglas and to the coast. levels are above normal and continue 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 reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities remain below 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 normal and steady.
Friday morning update: THE BELIZE RIVER is still at flood stage and continues to recede slowly. The Causeway remains inundated at CROOKED TREE as LAGOON levels continue to slowly recede.
REGION 11 - Levels are below normal on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun and continues to recede. 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 below normal and falling. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia is below normal and falling; and, at Big Falls levels are normal and steady. 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.
WEEKEND FLOOD FORECAST
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio. San Roman, Douglas and to the coast, levels 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 all BECOL facilities, reservoir levels is expected to remain below the spillways; at San Ignacio. levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, normal and steady levels are expected to continue through the weekend.
On the BELIZE RIVER. levels will remain at flood stage and is expected to remain high for several more days. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, residents are advised to exercise caution as the lagoon water is still over the causeway. THE LAGOON is expected to remain high for several more days.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun, below normal levels 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. Levels on the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are expected to remain at below normal levels. On the MOHO RIIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South normal and steady levels are expected. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco normal and steady levels are expected.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER. normal and steady levels are expected.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Monday December 14. 2020 at 12 pm.