Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Partly cloudy, less so in the east from San Pedro to below Dangriga. A cold front is approaching the country.
Variably cloudy skies with isolated showers and periods of light rain mainly along the coast, over the sea and over the south.
Winds: N-NW, 10-20 kts Sea State:
Waves: 3-5 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 80
For Tuesday and Tuesday night is for cool and dry conditions.
Sargassum Forecast from January 26, 2021 to February 3:
Latest satellite imagery suggests that sargassum has increased over the area and there is a medium chance of sargassum landing on local beaches with moderate impacts during the coming days. 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).
Click for more...
The Caribbean Sea
Strong to near gale-force trade winds in the central Caribbean
will diminish to fresh to strong this morning as high pressure N
of the area shifts eastward. Gale force winds near the coast of
Colombia will diminish as well. Fresh to locally strong winds and
large long-period N swell over the E Caribbean, NE Caribbean
passages and the Tropical N Atlantic will start to diminish Tue
evening. A cold front is forecast to reach from western Cuba to
the Yucatan Peninsula later today, then stall as it reaches from
the Dominican Republic to the central Caribbean by early Wed.
Fresh to strong winds following the front will affect the NW
Caribbean today through Tue morning and the SW Caribbean from Tue
through Wed night. Fresh to strong winds will re-develop over the
central Caribbean and the Windward Passage Wed night and prevail
through Fri night.
Those several lines or waves of cool air moving over Belize from the NW, have been followed by a whole load of cool air cloud from the NW. The odd thing about it all is that it is rolling over the lower Caribbean winds, but now the Caribbean air over Belize is starting to be pushed back from the NW, the fight is on.
Looks as if Belize will have a lot of cloud today, despite some areas in sunshine, as the north air pushes down, presently no indication of rain, except perhaps in the mountains, but that can change.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 23°C 73°F Yesterday 29°C 84°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Partly cloudy as a cold front passes through. That cold front will cross the country tonight.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy skies today with a few sunny breaks. Tonight skies will be variably cloudy. Isolated showers along with periods of rain will affect mainly coastal and southern areas tonight and tomorrow morning.
Outlook: For Tuesday afternoon thru to Wednesday afternoon is for cool and dry weather to prevail.
Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
A cup of coffee and this view is the perfect way to kickstart this new week. Happy Monday Belize! Photo by Ministry of Tourism and Diaspora Relations
Flood Report and Forecast for February 1, 2021
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman and Douglas, levels are below normal and steady. 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 are below normal and steady.
The BELIZE RIVER at Double Run is below normal and falling. 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 falling. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is 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 normal and steady. The Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER are near normal and falling. Levels on the DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank are below 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 near normal and steady. 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. no significant change is expected. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, no significant change is expected.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to increase minimally 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, river levels are expected to increase minimally.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run. river levels are expected to increase minimally then become steady. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, FLOOD STAGE is expected to continue to recede.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, no significant change is expected over the next few days. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point, no significant change is expected. In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS. a minimal increase in levels is expected over the next few days. On the SITTEE RIVER, at Kendal Bridge no significant change is expected. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER. river levels are expected to increase minimally then become steady. On the RIO GRANDE, MOHO RIVER, and TEMASH RIVER river levels are expected to increase minimally then become steady.
REGIONS 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER, no significant change is expected over the next few days.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday February 5. 2021 at 12 pm