Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning, much less so in the north. Our airmass is becoming less moist.
Advisories: *SMALL CRAFT WARNING: A Small Craft Warning is in effect for coastal waters of the country.*
Sunny skies today with a few cloudy spells and shower activity will be generally isolated, except for southern coastal areas where a few showers can expected. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy with only isolated showers.
Winds: E-NE, 10-20 kts Sea State: Rough
Waves: 6-8 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
For Friday and Friday night is for mainly fair weather to prevail.
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
An earlier scatterometer satellite pass indicated fresh to strong
NE winds in the lee of eastern Cuba. This is funneling across the
island, south of ridge parked north of the region. The
scatterometer pass also confirmed strong to near-gale force were
occurring over much off the south-central Caribbean, with the
strongest winds off Colombia that are expected to be pulsing to
minimal gale force currently as described in the Special Features
section above. Seas are 5 to 8 ft in the northwest Caribbean, and
8 to 11 ft in the southeast Caribbean. Mostly moderate trade
winds persist over the eastern Caribbean, with 5 to 7 ft seas.
Regional radar mosaics show scattered showers moving west in the
trade wind flow through mainly the Windward Islands into the
For the forecast, winds and seas over the northwest Caribbean and
Windward Passage will diminish through tonight as the high
pressure weakens and moves into the Bahamas, although this pattern
will still support strong to near-gale force winds off Colombia,
briefly pulsing to gale force tonight and possibly Fri night and
Sat night. The high pressure weakens through Sat, but little
change is expected into early next week as stronger higher
pressure farther north.
Present Condition: Mostly clear in the north, cloudy in the south. A gradual decrease in moisture is expected today. A small craft warning is in effect for coastal waters of the country, which will be lifted by this evening.
24hr Forecast: Some cloudy spells this afternoon and partly cloudy tonight into tomorrow. A few showers will linger over the southern districts this afternoon, where activity will be isolated elsewhere. Then mainly fair conditions with only isolated showers to set in by morning.
Outlook: Generally fair conditions with only isolated showers expected for Friday afernoon through midday Saturday.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
A completely different kind of beautiful day today. The blues and greens are vividly seen! Photo by Rosemary Smith