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Belize Weather Forecast: August 21, 2021

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Heavy cloud cover in the south this morning, much less so in the north. Mostly clear in San Pedro. Moderate east-southeasterly airflow prevails.
Advisories: Operators of small crafts should exercise caution as winds may become gusty at times.
24-hour forecast: Mostly sunny today with only isolated showers, along with isolated thunderstorms developing inland this afternoon. Cloudy at times tonight with a few showers or thunderstorms mainly over the south.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts
Sea State: Moderate
Waves: 4-6 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 87
Outlook: (Sun & Sun night) Cloudy with some showers or thunderstorms over most areas, but especially over the north during Sunday then over the south Sunday night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 17 to August 25: Satellite imagery suggests that sargassum concentration has decreased slightly over the area. However, there is a low to medium chance of additional sargassum mats drifting into the area during the next few days. San Pedro has a medium probability and a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 3:00am Tropical Storm Henri was centered near latitude 33.1N, longitude 73.2W or about 195 miles SE of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Hurricane Grace was located near latitude 20.5N, longitude 97.8W, or about 45 miles SW of Tuxpan, Mexico. Click for more of the tropical weather outlook...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

There are three tropical waves in the Atlantic, and two in the Caribbean.

Convergence associated with distant Hurricane Grace over mainland Mexico is supporting scattered moderate convection over the Gulf of Honduras and adjacent land areas. Similar convection is noted over the western Caribbean from 12N to 16N between 81W and 86W, including over portions of Honduras and Nicaragua. Scattered moderate convection is also noted south of Hispaniola from 15N to 17N and between 72W and 74W. The rest of the basin has isolated to scattered showers on mainly moderate to fresh trades, except for gentle to moderate trades in the southwest Caribbean south of 11N, and also north of 18N and east of 85W. Seas of 3 to 5 ft dominate the basin, locally to 6 ft in the Gulf of Honduras.

For the forecast, moderate to fresh trade winds will dominate, except localized pulses of strong winds are possible in the Gulf of Honduras through tonight. Early next week, fresh to strong winds will develop over the central Caribbean.

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 34° C
93° F
24° C
75° F
Hills 29° C
84° F
20° C
68° F
High: 8:55 AM Low: 3:53 PM
High: 10:20 PM Low: 3:12 AM (Sun)
Sunrise: 5:36 AM Moonrise: 6:02 PM
Sunset: 6:14 PM Moonset: 5:40 AM (Sun)

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)

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Philip S W Goldson International Airport:


Caye Caulker:

For the North Atlantic...Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico:

At 4 a.m. CDT, the center of Hurricane Grace was located inland over Mexico about 45 miles (70 km) southwest of Tuxpan, Mexico. Grace is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight. On the forecast track, Grace will continue to move farther inland and reach central Mexico later today.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. - a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 30 miles (45 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 970 mb (28.64 inches). Rapid weakening is expected as Grace moves inland over the mountains of central Mexico today, and the hurricane is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by this afternoon, and then dissipate on Sunday.

Tropical Storm Henri is pushing to the north and is expected to accelerate northward. Henri will create increased swells and rough surf over much of the eastern coast of the United States through the weekend.

We are also watching a few tropical waves, either across the tropical Atlantic or emerging off the African coast this week, but development with these seems unlikely at this time.

For further information on tropical conditions, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here.

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2 tropical waves coming through the Caribbean. They will favor scattered storms in the region.

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On Ambergris Caye this morning we have a wind from the East at 17 mph and rough sea conditions around our barrier reef. Today's expected high temperature is set at 88 f.


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There is a sort of tropical wave, resulting from the passing of HURRICANE GRACE which got up to Cat.3 as it slammed into Mexico, leaving cooler and clearer air behind it and some rain over Belize over night. There is some high level from the north coming down, not much.

Looks as if there is a lot of sunshine around now, but easterly Caribbean winds are already developing clouds, probably little or no rain today

Could be a fairly clear, cool night, not expecting much rain.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last Night 23°C 74°F Yesterday max. 32°C 89°F Yesterday Rain 9 mm ( 0.35") Over Night Rain 9.2 mm ( 0.36" )

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OK, for now, we are clear. HURRICANE GRACE is past and now only a TS, soon nothing but clouds over Mexico.

HURRICANE HENRI is going after New York, but presently, nothing else out in the Atlantic.

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Present Condition: Clear skies except for some clouds in the deep south. Sunny and beautiful in San Pedro! Mainly fair weather will prevail today with an increase in shower activity expected by tomorrow.

24hr Forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells this afternoon becoming cloudy at times tonight. Showers will be isolated with a few moredeveloping over the south along with isolated thunderstorms, tonight. Then, activity will increase and spread to most places by morning.

Outlook: Some showers and thunderstorms will continue mostly over the south and some coastal areas Sunday afternoon and night. Activity will decrease slightly but occur over most places Monday morning.

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Windy and beautiful night in Hopkins Village. Photo by Hopkins Uncut

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