Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly clear skies, a few clouds inland in the south. A relatively moist northeasterly airflow has developed over the area.
Cloudy skies at times with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms mainly over southern and coastal areas this morning, spreading inland this afternoon and then affecting mainly the coast and south again tonight.
Winds: NE, 5-15 kts Sea State: Slight
Waves: 1-3 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
A few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will continue to affect the country on Friday, increasing even more on Friday night.
Sargassum Forecast from December 15, 2020 to December 23, 2020:
Latest satellite imagery show no significant sargassum over the area therefore impacts from sargassum are expected to remain minimal during the new 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
Sinking air in the middle atmosphere dominates most of the
Caribbean, between an upper level ridge over NW portions and a
deep layered trough extending across the NE Caribbean. This is
producing very stable conditions across most of the basin, except
for isolated clusters of moderate convection across the Gulf of
The monsoon trough is along 08N/11N from 73W in N Colombia,
beyond Panama and Costa Rica. Scattered moderate isolated strong
convection is over SW portions south of 10N.
Weak high pressure northeast of the Bahamas will begin to
strengthen today, which will freshen tradewinds across most of
the basin. Winds near Colombia will pulse to strong each night
through Sat night. The weakening cold front in the Gulf of Mexico
will move slowly SE across the Yucatan Channel and NW Caribbean
this evening through Fri before dissipating. Strong high pressure
north of the front will produce fresh to strong NE tradewinds
across much of the area Fri and Sat before diminishing modestly
Sun and Mon.
There is another wave of cold air trying to push down and has nearly stopped the easterly Caribbean winds. At the same time, there is significant high level clouds from the SW clashing in a number of places. And there has been a lot of fog around, which is now only partly lifting.
Looks as if today will be cloudier than yesterday, with a higher chance of the odd rain showers.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 24°C 74°F Yesterday 30°C 86°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: December 17, 2020
#546957 12/17/2010:28 AM12/17/2010:28 AM
Present Condition: Partly cloudy throughout the country. A relatively moist northeasterly airflow will prevail.
24hr Forecast: There will be some cloudy spells along with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over southern and inland areas this afternoon, and then mostly over southern and some coastal areas tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: For Friday afternoon through to midday on Saturday is for a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms around the country.