Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Clear skies. Mainly fair conditions at first, then some changes as a cold front approaches and cross the country.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Warning is in effect for gusty winds and rough seas. Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor.*
Mostly sunny skies today with only isolated showers and the chance of an inland afternoon or evening thunderstorms developing. Tonight and tomorrow skies will be cloudy along with an increase in shower activity associated with the passage of a cold front.
Winds: E-SE, 15-25 kts Sea State:
Moderate - Rough
Waves: 5-7 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Friday thru to Friday night is for cloudy skies with some showers, periods of rain and few thunderstorms over most areas.
Sargassum Forecast from February 16 to February 24:
Observations suggest that there is the chance of a few sargassum mats affecting beaches mainly in the south of the country. San Pedro has a low probability and a minimal 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 this morning near the northern coast
of Colombia. Please see the Special Features section for more
details. Altimeter passes early this morning were outside the
area of expected gale force winds. Fresh to locally strong trade
winds are noted over the remainder of the central Caribbean.
Moderate to fresh winds are over the eastern Caribbean.
Shallow moisture embedded within the low level wind flow will
continue to move across the region producing isolated passing
trade wind showers.
High pressure north of the area will maintain fresh to strong
trade winds across the central and eastern Caribbean through Fri
night. Strong SE winds are expected in the NW Caribbean and Gulf
of Honduras today as a cold front approaches the Yucatan
Channel. The front will move across western Caribbean Friday and
Saturday, then stall and weaken Saturday night. Strong north
winds will follow the front.
From Thursday to Friday day, drastic changes are predicted in weather conditions over the states of the Yucatán Peninsula caused by the arrival of the 36 cold front associated with extensive polar air mass.
In advance of the region, a marked decline in temperatures, very heavy rain and dangerous surge with wind gusts of up to 80 km / hour in coastal areas.
So people and maritime boats are urged to extreme precautions.
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: February 18, 2021
#548251 02/18/2106:42 AM02/18/2106:42 AM
On Ambergris Caye this morning it's windy and the sea around our barrier reef is rough. *A Small Craft Warning is in effect for gusty winds and rough seas. Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor.* We have a 25 mph wind from the Southeast.
The Caribbean winds are still being diverted up northwards, at least out at sea. Not much air movement over land, so there is morning fog, but the high level is coming up from the south. Not clear yet, if another cool air bubble moving our way or not, it is in the Gulf.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 23°C 74°F Yesterday 31°C 87°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Present Condition: Clear and sunny skies. A cold front will cross the country tomorrow. A small craft warning remains in effect for gusty winds and rough seas. Operators of small crafts should remain in safe harbor.
24hr Forecast: Sunny, warm and windy with a few cloudy spells this afternoon; where isolated showers may develop over inland areas or the chance for an isolated thunderstorm over the mountains. Then skies will become cloudy with a few showers, periods of rainand isolated thunderstorms starting over inland and northern areas late tonight into tomorrow morning.
Outlook: Periods of rain with some showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect most places Friday afternoon and linger over the southern districts and some coastal areas Friday night, decreasing. Then cool and variably cloudy conditions will set in by Saturday.
The cool air is trying to push down, but very slow, but it has stopped the Caribbean wind. The high level from the SW is causing sone serious clashing and probably rain over the mountains, western Toledo and southern Cayo districts I suspect. There is certainly lightning over the mountains.