Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly clear this morning, some clouds in the south, all clear in the north! Relatively moist conditions prevail.
Advisories: *SMALL CRAFT CAUTION: Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution for occasionally gusty winds.*
Cloudy spells with a few showers mainly over central and southern parts of the country.
Winds: E-NE, 10-20 kts Gusty Sea State: Rough
Waves: 6-8 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
For Thursday and Thursday night is for a gradual decrease in shower activity.
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
A tight gradient due to high pressure north of the area is
supporting fresh to strong NW winds in the lee of Cuba, Windward
Passage, off Cabo Beata on the southern coast of Hispaniola, and
over much of the south central and southwest Caribbean, to include
the winds to gale force off Colombia. Fresh trade winds persist
over the eastern Caribbean, and moderate to fresh NE winds are
noted elsewhere in the northwest Caribbean. Seas are 8 to 13 ft
over the southwest Caribbean due in part to NE to E swell. Seas
are reaching 8 ft off Belize and Quintana Roo due to the long
fetch of fresh NE winds from the Cuban coast. 5 to 7 ft seas are
noted elsewhere. Regional radar suggests scattered showers persist
in the trade wind flow across the eastern Caribbean.
For the forecast, little change in the pattern through tonight.
Winds and seas diminish Thu through Sat as the high pressure
weakens, although strong winds will persist off Colombia through
The easterly Caribbean winds are back, firmly in control of the whole area. The high level cloud is now only over north Mexico. There are cloud patches in the Caribbean winds, which could cause a little rain occasionally.
Looks like today will be a typical Caribbean weather day, Sun, Cloud and a small chance of the odd rain shower.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 22°C 71°F Yesterday 24°C 75°F Yesterday Rain 17.6 mm ( 0.7")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 20, 2021
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Present Condition: Clearing. Relatively moist northeasterly airflow continues to dominate our weather. *Operators of small crafts are advised that a small warning remains in effect for rough seas.*
24hr Forecast: Sunny skies today with with a few cloudy spells. Shower activity will be generally isolated today. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy at times, a few showers will develop mainly along central and southern coastal areas.
Outlook: Thursday afternoon thru to Friday afternoon, is for partly cloudy skies wth only isolated showers.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
Flood Report and Forecast for January 20, 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 near normal.
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 is falling.
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 steady. 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 is above normal and 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, levels are expected to become normal.
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, levels is expected to become normal. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point, levels are expected to become steady. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, above normal levels are expected to continue to increase. On the SITTEE RIVER. at Kendal Bridge river levels are expected to increase minimally. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY 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 Friday January 22. 2021 at 12 pm