Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Cloudy skies as the cold front hangs around. Cool and relatively moist conditions prevail.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Warning is in effect. Operators of small crafts should stay in safe harbor.*
Mostly cloudy with a few showers or periods of light rain mainly over central and southern areas, decreasing tonight.
Winds: NE, 10-20 kts Sea State:
Waves: 6-8 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
For Monday and Monday night is for cloudy spells with isolated showers.
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 stationary front extends from central Cuba through Roatan to
central Honduras. A few showers and thunderstorms are ongoing
over the northwest Caribbean near the front, mainly off Belize and
the coast of western Honduras. Recent buoy and scatterometer
satellite data indicate moderate to fresh winds west of the front
and in the lee of Cuba. The buoy data also indicates seas are
likely 5 to 8 ft west of the front. The same scatterometer swath
indicates fresh to strong winds off Colombia, where seas are
likely 7 to 10 ft. Moderate to fresh trade winds prevail elsewhere
over the eastern and central Caribbean, with 5 to 7 ft seas.
Regional radar indicates scattered showers in the trade wind flow
in the Atlantic waters east of the Windward Island, moving mainly
toward Martinique and Dominica, with isolated showers elsewhere
the northern Windward Islands and and the southern Leeward
As for the forecast: The stationary front from central Cuba to
central Honduras will dissipate later today. High pressure north
of the area building in the wake of the front will support fresh
NE winds across the Windward Passage and in the lee of Cuba
tonight into Mon. The pattern will also support overnight pulses
to gale force off the coast of Colombia Sun night through mid
The easterly Caribbean winds with cloud are pushing strongly back over Belize, but there is s strong cool surface wind blowing from the SW, it is warmer than the previous cold air bubble that was over Belize but it is first, bring back the cold air. Meanwhile, there is still a bit of cold air trying to push down the Yucatan coast. So there is quite a lot of weather happening over Belize at present, resulting in almost continuous light rain, probably in most parts of the country.
Looks as if the heavy cloud and light rain will continue for most of the morning, less so in the north.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 20°C 68°F Yesterday 23°C 74°F Yesterday Rain 0.8 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: February 21, 2021
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