Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Cloudy throughout the country. Cloudy, rainy and quite windy in San Pedro. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail.
Advisories: Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution as winds may become gusty at times. There is the possibility for flooding over low lying and flood prone areas.
Cloudy skies with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms today, mainly inland. Cloudy skies tonight with showers and periods of rain increasing and affecting most areas tonight.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts Gusty Sea State:
Moderate - Rough
Waves: 5-7 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
For Friday is for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms, decreasing Friday night.
Sargassum Forecast from June 16 to June 23:
The threat of Sargassum affecting beaches across the country remains high and will continue so during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability and a major impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
A broad area of low pressure accompanied by disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue over the Bay of Campeche. This area has a high chance of tropical cyclone development over the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours.
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Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill
The Caribbean Sea
A tropical wave is moving across the western Caribbean while
another wave is approaching the Lesser Antilles.
The eastern Pacific Ocean monsoon trough extends across Panama to
NW Colombia near 10N75W. Scattered moderate and isolated strong
convection is noted from 07N to 10N between 75W and 81W. Scattered
showers and thunderstorms are noted in the NW Caribbean including
across the Yucatan Peninsula, Yucatan Channel, and western Cuba
around a broad area of low pressure northwest of the basin in the
SW Gulf of Mexico. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms
are occurring in the eastern Caribbean ahead of an approaching
Fresh to strong NE-E winds were captured by overnight scatterometer
data in the S central Caribbean. Fresh to strong E-SE winds are
pulsing in the NW Caribbean northeast of the Gulf of Honduras.
Mainly moderate to fresh trades prevail elsewhere, except gentle
to moderate in the SW Caribbean south of 11N. Seas of 2 to 4 ft
are in the SW Caribbean south of 11N, with mainly 4-7 ft seas
elsewhere, locally to 8 ft in the S central Caribbean.
For the forecast, a ridge of high pressure north of the basin
combined with lower pressure over Central America and Colombia
will support pulsing fresh to strong trades over the S central
Caribbean and Gulf of Honduras through the upcoming weekend and
into early next week. Moderate to fresh trades will prevail
elsewhere, except light to gentle south of 11N.
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
In the southwestern Gulf of Mexico, we continue to monitor a broad area of low pressure, Invest 92L, for tropical development. Satellite images this morning show this broad area of low pressure, 92L, remaining poorly organized as much of the convection is displaced well to the east of the low-level center. As this low drifts slowly northward today, 92L should slowly become better organized, and we expect 92L could become a tropical depression by tonight or Friday. Some additional strengthening is likely Friday as the system moves northward in the western Gulf of Mexico. This system will likely become a tropical storm prior to reaching the United States coast this weekend. The next name in the Atlantic is Claudette.
Elsewhere, there are a few tropical waves currently found across the basin. These waves are near 81 west, 59 west and 38 west. These tropical waves are moving westward at generally 10-15 mph. The wave near 81 west will move into the southern Gulf of Mexico Friday and may help to further the potential tropical development of Invest 92L.
For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here.
A lot of ITCZ activity around us at present, causing a lot of rain, but actually only a small amount in Belize. The Rain Radar stopped working early this morning, the rain shown has now moved further up north. There are different directions of high level cloud clashing and no Caribbean winds getting to us as yet, there is a slight SW Tiger wind.
Looks as if today will again be very cloudy, but actually some sun getting through occasionally, there could be more rain moving in from the west later this morning.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 25°C 77°F Yesterday max. 31°C 88°F Yesterday Rain 0.2 mm ( 0") Over Night Rain 3.5mm ( 0.1" )
Activity calming down now, although still active over Corozal.
Present Condition: Cloudy skies throughout the country except in the deep south. Grey weather in San Pedro, cloudy and windy. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail. Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution as winds may become gusty at times. Flooding is possible over low-lying and flood prone areas..
24hr Forecast: Cloudy skies with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly inland and north this afternoon. Cloudy at times with showers, isolated thunderstorms and periods of rain increasing and affecting most areas overnight, especially some northern and southern areas, then decreasing tomorrow morning.
Outlook: For Friday afternoon through to midday Saturday is for isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the south.
From Belmopan As those in central areas have realised, we are in the middle of a very significant swellup and a lot of lightning.
Just had one strike very, very close to my house . . . Lights went Off for 10 seconds, but I had already changed my computers over to my Inverter system.. . . Two more lights off for 5 seconds with more lightning strikes.