Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy, some clearing in the north. A relatively moist northeasterly airflow will prevail.
Mostly cloudy with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms over most areas but especially north and along the coast.
Winds: N-NE, 5-15 kts Sea State: Choppy - Moderate
Waves: 3-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Some showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of rain over most areas Tuesday then a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms mostly over northern and coastal areas Tuesday night.
Sargassum Forecast from January 5, 2020 to January 13, 2021:
There is the chance of a few sargassum mats drifting into the area this week but impacts are expected to remain minimal to moderate. San Pedro has a medium probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
There are no organized tropical features across the Atlantic basin at this time. Updates will resume at the beginning of the 2021 hurricane season (June 1).
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The Caribbean Sea
A Gale Warning is in effect near the coast of Colombia. The most recent satellite-derived wind data provided observations
of strong winds over the south-central Caribbean. Fresh winds
prevail across the remainder of the Caribbean Sea. Near gale to
minimal gale force winds are expected early this morning near
the coast of Colombia. Scattered moderate showers are noted
across much of the western Caribbean, south of 20N and west of
Fresh to strong trades over much of the central Caribbean will
continue through late Wed night, then diminish to mainly fresh
speeds through Fri. Northeast to east trades will reach gale
force along and near the coast of Colombia again Mon night into
early Tue. A weakening cold front is expected to move into the NW
Caribbean Wed, then become stationary from west-central Cuba to
the NW Caribbean and dissipate by early Thu as high pressure
builds from the Gulf of Mexico southeastward across the NW
We have conditions a bit similar to last week, where the easterly Caribbean clouds clashing with the cool air and high level clouds, but in this case, all that rain is way out to sea, but we do have a lot of cloud continually coming over Belize, so far, only causing small amounts of light rain.
Looks as if most of Belize will continue to be cloudy, some heavy cloud, some thin and changing during the day, and a significant chance of some rain in any parts, presently San Pedro and possibly Stann Creek coastal areas.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 22°C 71°F Yesterday 25°C 76°F Yesterday Rain 3.0 mm ( 0.1")
Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Relatively moist conditions linger over the area.
24hr Forecast: Generally cloudy with a few showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of rain around the country this afternoon, increasing tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: Between Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday afternoon is for showers and periods of rain to continue affecting the country.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast for January 11, 2021
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio. San Roman and Douglas to the coast, levels are below normal and falling. On the NEW RIVER at Caledonia levels are below 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 rising. Levels on the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town are below normal and falling.
The BELIZE RIVER at Double Run is above normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON remains at FLOOD STAGE and falling slowly.
REGION 11 - Levels on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun is below normal and steady. 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 below normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is below normal and steady. On MONKEY RIVER at the Swasey Branch levels are above normal and steady: while on the Bladen Branch levels are below normal and falling slowly. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia are near normal and falling. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South levels are above normal and falling slowly. On the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarno levels are above normal and falling.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and falling.
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman and Douglas to the coast, a minimal increase in river levels is expected. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia a minimal increase in river levels is expected.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels is expected to remain below the spillway at all BECOL facilities; 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 and steady levels are expected to continue. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, FLOOD STAGE is expected to continue over the next few 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 SITTEE RIVER, at Kendal Bridge below normal and steady levels are expected to continue. On the MONKEY RIVER at the Swasey Branch above normal levels are expected to continue; on the Bladen Branch below normal levels is expected to continue to recede. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia, near normal and steady levels are expected to increase minimally. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South receding levels are expected to continue. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER are expected to continue to recede.
REGIONS 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER. receding levels are expected.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday January 13, 2021 at 12 pm.