Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy, clear in the north. A relatively moist northeasterly airflow prevails.
Some cloudy spells along with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over central and southern areas. Showers or thunderstorms will be isolated over the north, but a few more can be expected late tonight.
Winds: NE, 10-20 kts Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Saturday and Saturday night is for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mostly over the north during the morning and then offshore during the night. Otherwise, showers will be isolated.
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
A cold front passes from northern Cuba across the Yucatan
Channel to the northern part of the Yucatan peninsula. A few
showers are along the frontal boundary. The monsoon trough
extends northeast from the eastern Pacific Ocean into northern
Colombia. Zonal wind flow prevails across the basin. No
significant areas of organized convection are apparent from
The cold front across the Yucatan Channel will weaken as it
moves into the NW Caribbean today, then gradually dissipate.
High pressure north of the area will support fresh NE trade
winds across much of the area through Sunday, then diminish on
Monday as a cold front moves across Florida. Highest winds and
seas will be in the southern Caribbean near the coast of
The Caribbean winds have sort of joined forces with the cold air from the north, and forming a combined air movement from the NE producing a lot of cloud over Belize, together with early fog or low cloud, things are rather overcast this morning. There is a little bit of high level from the SW clashing occasionally caused some rain earlier this morning and could cause patches of rain at any time today.
Looks as if today will be mainly cloudy, some sun patches from time to time later, could be the odd rain shower, even possibly heavy.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 22°C 71°F Yesterday 29°C 84°F Yesterday Rain 17 mm ( 0.7")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: December 18, 2020
#546985 12/18/2011:09 AM12/18/2011:09 AM
Present Condition: Partly cloudy, less so in the north. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy spells with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms especailly over central and southern areas of the country this afternoon, then mainly along the coast and over the north tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: Between Saturday afternoon and Sunday midday is for generally isolated showers.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast- Dec. 18, 2020
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, Douglas and to the coast, levels have now receded to below normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are near normal and steady.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities am 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 am normal and show a minimal rise.
THE BELIZE RIVER at Double Run has now receded to above normal levels. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON remains inundated as Lagoon levels continue to recede.
REGION 11 - Levels are below normal and steady on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun. 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 near normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is above normal and steady. On the MONKEY RIVER at the Swasey Branch levels are near normal and steady; while on the Bladen Branch below normal levels exists. The DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank is below normal and falling. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls levels are below normal and show a minimal rise. 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 show a minimal rise.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are near normal and 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 rise minimally on Saturday then become steady. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected to show a minimal rise then become steady.
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.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, above normal levels are expected. 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. Normal and steady levels are expected to continue on the SITTEE RIVER near Kendal Bridge. On the MONKEY RIVER at the Swasey Branch levels are expected to become normal and steady; while on the Bladen Branch below normal levels are expected to continue. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls am expected to remain at below normal levels. On the MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South normal and steady levels are expected to continue. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco below normal levels are expected to become steady.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER, near normal and steady levels is expected.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Monday December 21, 2020 at 12 pm