Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy south of Belize City, mostly clear in the north. Generally fair weather will prevail.
Sunny with cloudy spells today and partly cloudy skies tonight. Showers will be isolated.
Winds: E, 5-15 kts Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
On Thursday generally fair weather with only isolated showers will occur. On Thursday night a cold front will cross the country and showers will increase slightly.
Sargassum Forecast from December 22, 2020 to December 30, 2020:
Latest satellite images continue to suggest little to no sargassum mats over the area and therefore no significant impacts are expected from sargassum 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
High pressure north of the region and the monsoon trough, which
extends from the eastern Pacific Ocean into northern Colombia
near 11N73W, is supporting fresh to strong NE to E trade winds in
the south-central Caribbean. Recent scatterometer data showed 25
to 30 kt NE winds near the coast of Colombia. Isolated trade wind
showers are observed across the basin this morning.
NE winds will pulse to near gale-force at night near the coast of
Colombia through Thursday morning. A strong cold front pushing
through the Gulf of Mexico will reach the Yucatan Channel Thursday
night. The cold front will extend from eastern Cuba to northern
Honduras on Friday, then stall and weaken from Haiti to Costa
Rica on Saturday.
Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Generally fair weather will prevail.
24hr Forecast: Sunny skies with a few cloudy spells. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy. Showers will be generally isolated.
Outlook: From Thursday afternoon thru to midday on Christmas, is for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms developing on Thursday night and Friday morning.This will be associated with the passage of a strong cold front. Thereafter cool and windy weather will prevail.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
FLOOD REPORT AND FORECAST
REGION 7 - The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman. Douglas and to the coast, levels are below normal and steady. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and 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 steady.
THE BELIZE RIVER at Double Run is above normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON remains inundated as Lagoon levels continue to recede.
REGION 11 - Levels are near 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 normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is above normal and steady. On the Swasey and Bladen Branches of the MONKEY RIVER levels are near normal and steady. The DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank is below normal and steady. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls are near normal 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 near normal and steady.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER near normal and steady levels exists.
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek. Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman. Douglas and to the coast, below normal levels are expected to continue. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia above normal levels 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, near normal levels is expected. On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, above normal levels are expected to continue over the next few 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. On the DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank below normal levels are expected to continue. On the SITTEE, and MONKEY RIVERS. RIO GRANDE, MOHO, and TEMASH RIVERS expect normal levels.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER near normal levels are expected to
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday December 30. 2020 at 12 pm: will be update should conditions change
Wednesday blessings over a busy San Pedro Town. Christmas is right around the corner and everyone is out and about doing some last minute shopping and errands. Wishing all a safe and happy Holiday season. Be safe, wear your mask, wash your hands, Let’s keep San Pedro Strong!! Photo by Marlena Gomez
Thanks to Lirahuya Yugada Youth Group for bringing a Christmas cheer to Hopkins Village with the placement of a Christmas Tree on the basketball court area, for the enjoyment of the community! Kudos. Photo by Hopkins Uncut
Last night's sunset in San Pedro from Runway Bar, photo by Janet Brown