Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Partly cloudy skies throughout the country, hazy in some locations. A few clouds out over the sea and windy in San Pedro, clearing early. Seasonably hot and dry conditions prevail
Advisories: A small craft caution is in effect for occasional gusty winds and locally rough seas, especially during nighttime and early morning hours. HEAT ALERT: Residents, especially those living in the interior of the country, are advised to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities as much as possible.
Mostly sunny with little or no rainfall expected, except for the chance of brief isolated showers or an isolated thunderstorm over the mountains this afternoon.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts Sea State:
Waves: 4-6 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
Fair and hot conditions with little or no rainfall expected for Monday and Monday night.
Sargassum Forecast from April 27 to May 5:
The chances of sargassum affecting coastal areas will remain high during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability and a major 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
Subsidence and dry air cover the Caribbean Sea, as shown by
GOES-16 water vapor channels. There may be isolated showers over
the far SE Caribbean, close to the coast of Venezuela. Isolated
showers and tstorms are noted in the far SW Caribbean south 11N to
Panama and NW Colombia. An isolated shower is also noted near the
Tiburon Peninsula of SW Haiti. The remainder of the Caribbean is
free of any precipitation due to the dry air.
An earlier ASCAT pass showed moderate trades across most of the
Caribbean, except for light to gentle winds in the lee of Cuba and
gentle NE-E winds in the far SW Caribbean. The ASCAT pass missed
the Gulf of Honduras, where fresh E winds are likely occurring.
Seas are 4-6 ft in the Gulf of Honduras and 2-4 ft elsewhere.
Fresh E to SE winds will prevail in the Gulf of Honduras through
today before increasing to fresh to strong tonight through Wed
night as the pressure gradient tightens between the Atlantic ridge
and lower pressures over Central America. Gentle to moderate
winds will continue elsewhere across the basin through today,
becoming moderate to fresh across most of the Caribbean throughout
the coming week. Areas of smoke and haze are possible in the SW
Gulf of Honduras from agricultural fires in Central America.
There is that haze in the atmosphere over most of Belize this morning. ESE Caribbean winds forming clouds. There appears to be a line of high level cloud moving across the Yucatan this morning and one or two spots that could lead to small swellups. Even a trace of warm air moving up from the south.
Looks like another hot and muggy day, which an increased chance of swellups and rain near the mountains.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 23°C 74°F 33°C 91°F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 2, 2021
#549924 05/02/2111:56 AM05/02/2111:56 AM
Present Condition: Mostly clear skies, a little haze still. Clear, sunny and windy in San Pedro. Hot and dry weather prevails, with smoke coming across our area from Honduras. A small craft caution is in effect for occasional gusty winds and locally rough seas, especially during nighttime and early morning hours. HEAT ALERT: Residents, especially those living in the interior of the country, are advised to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities as much as possible.
24hr Forecast: Mostly sunny during the daytime and clear to partly cloudy tonight. There is the chance for brief isolated showers or an isolated thunderstorm developing over the mountains this afternoon. Otherwise, little or no rainfall is expected.
Outlook: For Monday afternoon through to midday on Tuesday is for continuing hot and dry weather conditions.
I have been seeing more stuff coming into the Caribbean, from South America and there is Sahara dust coming across the Atlantic and smoke from Honduras. There is warm air coming up from the south, now over most of Belize.