Belize Weather Forecast: July 8, 2021
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy in the south, mostly clear in the north. Partly cloudy and windy in San Pedro. Generally fair weather prevailing, then later expect an increase in moisture.
Advisories: Small craft caution remains in effect for occassionally gusty winds and locally rough seas.
Today skies will be mostly sunny. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy becoming cloudy at times. Shower activity will be isolated today, then tonight and tomorrow morning expect a few showers and isolated thundertsorms to develop mainly along coastal and southern areas.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts Gusty
Waves: 4-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
For Friday and Friday night is for cloudy spells with a few coastal showers and isolated thunderstroms to develop during the day and then gradually decreasing at night.
Sargassum Forecast from July 7 to July 14:
There is a medium to high chance of new sargassum mats landing on beaches across the country during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability and a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours.
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The Caribbean Sea
Near-gale force E winds were observed by the scatterometer in the
Gulf fo Venezuela. Strong trades continue in the south central
Caribbean within 120 nm of the coast of Colombia, with 7-11 ft
seas. Strong trades are also ocurring in the Gulf of Honduras with
6-8 ft seas. Moderate to fresh trades prevail over the remainder
of the Caribbean. Seas are 5-8 ft in the E Caribbean, 6-9 ft in
the north central Caribbean and SW Caribbean, and 3-6 ft in the NW
Caribbean and Windward Passage.
For the forecast: Widespread strong trades will continue in the south-
central Caribbean into Fri night. These winds may reach near
gale force Thu through Fri night. Fresh to strong winds will
pulse at night in the Gulf of Honduras through Sat.
|High: 8:26 AM
||Low: 3:57 PM|
|High: 10:15 PM
||Low: 2:50 AM (Fri)|
| Sunrise: 5:24 AM
|| Moonset: 5:40 PM|
|Sunset: 6:31 PM
||Moonrise: 4:55 AM (Fri)
Four Day Weather Outlook:
For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.
Climate Prediction Center's Central America Hazards Outlook
Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)
Philip S W Goldson International Airport:
For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:
...ELSA MOVING NORTHWARD ALMOST PARALLEL TO THE WEST COAST OF FLORIDA...
At 5 a.m. EDT, the center of Tropical Storm Elsa was located west of the Florida coastline about 70 miles (115 km) west-northwest of Tampa and about 50 miles (75 km) south-southwest of Cedar Key. It's moving toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. A turn toward the north near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a general northward motion is expected to continue through this afternoon. A turn toward the north-northeast is expected late this afternoon or tonight, followed by a faster northeastward motion by late Thursday. On the forecast track, Elsa will move near or over portions of the west coast of Florida this morning, then make landfall along the north Florida Gulf coast by late this morning or this afternoon. The storm should then move across the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States through Thursday.
Maximum sustained winds are now near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles (150 km) from the center. Some fluctuations in the intensity are possible until landfall later today. Weakening will begin after Elsa moves inland.
For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here.