Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Cold front approaching from the north. Partly cloudy, mostly in the south and north of Chetumal. Partly cloudy in San Pedro this morning. The cold front is affecting the area and supporting an increase in moisture and instability.
Skies will become cloudy at times with a few showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain developing around the country today but especially over inland areas; then activity will continue mostly over northern and inland areas tonight.
Winds: E, 5-15 kts Sea State:
Waves: 3-5 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
A few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms will affect mainly central and southern areas on Saturday. Activity will gradually decrease lingering mostly offshore and over some coastal areas on Saturday night.
Sargassum Forecast from March 16 to March 24:
The area remains free from significant amounts of Sargassum and no major change is expected during the next few days. San Pedro has a low probability and a minimal 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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Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
The Caribbean Sea
A surface trough extends from eastern Honduras SE across the
southwestern Caribbean. Fresh to strong winds prevail over the
south central Caribbean, reaching near gale force off the coast of
Colombia. Moderate to fresh winds are over the north central
Caribbean as well as the eastern Caribbean. Gentle to moderate
winds prevail over the western Caribbean. Seas are in the 8-11 ft
range over the south central Caribbean, 6-7 ft over the north
central and eastern Caribbean, and 3-5 ft over the western
Large northerly swell will subside across Tropical N Atlantic
waters and Caribbean Passages today. Fresh to strong trade winds
will prevail in the south central Caribbean. A cold front over the
Gulf of Mexico will reach the Yucatan Channel this afternoon. The
front will extend from western Cuba to Belize Sat, then meander
across the NW Caribbean through Sun.
As so often, when cool air pushed in, it actually results in warmer air, and last night was very warm. But in this case, the easterly Caribbean winds have already pushed back, and resulting in some patches of significant cloud. The SW high level has snagged on some of that high cloud and so causing very significant cloud, causing rain and even sun lightning, particularly in central areas presently. These cloud area are patchy, many other parts of Belize are in sunshine.
Not clear how this will pan out yet. Some areas of heavy rain, some areas of sunshine. But changeable weather today.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 24°C 75°F Yesterday 33°C 91°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0") Significant Rain likely this morning
Very changeable weather. . . It is being caused by the clash between the easterly Caribbean winds and the cool air from the NW, which are forming high cloud, which then gets snagged by the high-level winds from the SW