Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly clear. Generally fair weather prevails over the area.
Sunny with a few cloudy spells today and partly cloudy tonight. A few showers will occur mostly over inland areas this afternoon and then mostly offshore tonight. Elsewhere, showers will be isolated.
Winds: E, 5-15 kts Sea State: Light Chop
Waves: 2-4 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Tuesday and Tuesday night is for mainly fair weather to prevail, with only isolated showers developing.
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
Mid to upper-level ridging covers the western Caribbean west of
70W. An upper-level trough axis extends from the Atlantic near
28N55W to the eastern Caribbean. GOES-16 water vapor channels
indicate that dry air covers nearly the entire basin. As a
result, there are no significant areas of precipitation noted.
Overnight ASCAT data reveal fresh trades over the central part of
the Caribbean between 68W-79W, with strong trades off the coast
of Colombia and NW Venezuela south of 13N between 70W-77W. Gentle
to moderate trades are elsewhere across the sea. Seas of 6-9 ft
are over the south-central Caribbean, while the rest of the basin
in averaging seas of 3-5 ft.
Strong NE to E winds this morning offshore of Colombia will
diminish this afternoon as high pressure weakens early this week,
and winds and seas subside modestly basin wide. By Thursday, the
high will re-strengthen to the north or the area, and strong
nightly pulses will redevelop offshore of Colombia. A weakening
cold front will move slowly SE across the Yucatan Channel and
western Cuba late Thu through Fri.
There is another cold front coming down, it is showing three lines, some trace just touching the Yucatan right now, the high SW winds have a very significant line of cloud and probably heavy rain line and behind it is the surface cold air line. Other wise our weather looks similar to yesterday, easterly Caribbean winds with cloud patches.
Looks as if Belize will be generally sun and cloud, as the Caribbean clouds build up, a chance of some rain patches.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 23°C 74°F Yesterday 29°C 84°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Clear skies. Generally fair conditions continue aroud the country.
24hr Forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells this afternoon and tomorrow morning and cloudy skies at times tonight. Showers will be isolated, except for slightly more over inland areas this afternoon and over the sea and coast tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: Between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday midday is for generally fair conditions to continue with only isolated showers.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast- Dec. 14, 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 levels are above normal and continue to recede and at Caledonia levels are above normal and steady.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are 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 near normal and receding.
THE BELIZE RIVER is still at flood stage but 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 near normal and steady. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is near 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 are below normal and steady; and at Big Falls levels are normal and steady. Levels on the MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South are normal and steady. 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, Douglas and to the coast, levels are expected to continue to recede. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected to continue to recede.
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, near normal and receding levels are expected to become steady.
On the BELIZE RIVER. levels will remain at flood stage and is expected to remain at Flood Stage 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 at Flood Stage 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 near normal levels are expected to become steady. Levels on the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are expected to remain at below normal levels. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia. levels are expected to become steady; and at Big Falls levels are normal and steady. On the MOHO RIVER 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 Wednesday December 16 2020 at 12 pm