Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. A cool and relatively moist northeasterly airflow dominates our weather.
Advisories: *A small craft warning will go into effect later today for occasionally gusty winds and locally rough seas.*
Cloudy at times with isolated showers or periods of light rain and the chance for a few more over the south today. Then activity will increase especially along the coast tonight.
Winds: NE, 10-20 kts Sea State: Moderate
Waves: 4-6 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 80
Cloudy skies with a few showers and periods of rain developing mainly over coastal and central areas Tuesday morning, increasing and spreading to most places by afternoon; then lingering over central areas during the night.
Sargassum Forecast from January 13 to January 20:
Impacts from sargassum are expected to continue minimal to moderate this week with the chance of a few mats drifting ashore. 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
There is a gale warning in effect for the south-central
Caribbean. A dissipating stationary front extends across the northwest
Caribbean from central Cuba to north-central Honduras. Moderate to
fresh NE winds and 3 to 5 ft seas are noted over the northwest
Caribbean. Gale force winds and 8 to 10 ft seas are noted off
Colombia. Moderate to fresh trade winds are ongoing elsewhere across
the southeast and south- central Caribbean, with 5 to 7 ft seas.
Regional radars indicated isolated showers across the Windward
Islands, the ABC Islands and Puerto Rico. Scattered showers are
likely in the eastern part of the Yucatan Channel.
For the forecast, A stationary front reaching from eastern Cuba to the
Gulf of Honduras will dissipate this morning. High pressure
building in the wake of the front north of the region will bring
increasing winds and building seas over the southeast and south-
central Caribbean, with winds pulsing to gale force off the
coast of Colombia mainly at night through mid week. Fresh to
strong NE winds are also expected in the lee of eastern Cuba
tonight through Wed night.
The Caribbean winds are from the NNE and bringing cool air down with them. There are two high level winds, the SW over the whole of the Yucatan and the other SSW from Honduras. They caused a very significant swellup over Guatamala last night but that has now dissipated with little or no rain in Belize. There is a lot of cloud around, some sun in Toledo.
Looks as if most of today will be cloudy, some heavy cloud, a little sun in a few places, a significant chance of some rain later today.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 19°C 66°F Yesterday 26°C 79°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Mainly Caribbean cloud around, some high level. . . The chunky cloud over the mountains do not appear to be moving at all, they could be causing some rain.
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy. A relatively moist and cool northeasterly airflow prevails over the area.
A small craft caution will likely go into effect this evening, for gusty winds and rough seas.
24hr Forecast: Mostly cloudy with only isolated showers or light rain this afternoon. Then, a few showers and periods of rain will occur mostly along coastal areas tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: A few showers and periods of rain will occur over most areas Tuesday afternoon, and then continue near some coastal areas Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast for January 18, 2021
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman and Douglas levels are below normal and continue to fall. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are below normal and falling.
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 have increased minimally and are now steady.
The BELIZE RIVER at Double Run is normal and steady. The CROOKED TREE LAGOON remains at FLOOD STAGE and continues to fall slowly.
REGION 11 - Levels on the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun is below normal and falling. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village are normal and falling. The watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS are below normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge has increased minimally and is now steady. On MONKEY RIVER at the Swasey and Bladen Branches levels are normal and steady. Levels on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South are below normal and steady. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan levels are normal and falling. On the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco levels are below normal and falling.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are normal and steady.
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, no significant change is expected.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, no significant change in river level is expected over the next few days. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, FLOOD STAGE is expected to continue to recede.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, a minimal increase in river levels is expected. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON at Gales Point, levels are expected to become steady. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS. normal and steady levels are expected to increase to near above normal levels. On the SITTEE RIVER, at Kendal Bridge river levels are expected to increase minimally. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER river levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South river levels are expected to increase becoming normal and steady. On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan, normal and falling levels are expected to increase to above normal levels. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco are expected to increase to above normal levels.
REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER. a minimal increase in river levels is expected.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Wednesday January 20, 2021 at 12 pm
Spotted today...which is good...rain in the beginning of the month cased some serious ravines across the road. There is one just north of Rojo...if you hit it full speed...you might lose some teef! Thanks for the pic Mangata Villas.
Another way San Pedro is unique, our street sweepers are people versus machines. Photo by Tacogirl