Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Present Condition: Mostly cloudy except along the shoreline, partly cloudy in San Pedro, as a cold front moves into the area. The Weak cold front will cross tonight.
Sunny with cloudy spells today along with isolated showers this morning; then a few showers or thunderstorms will affect inland and northern areas this afternoon. Cloudy tonight with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over central and southern districts.
Winds: NE, 5-15 kts
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
(Sat & Sat night) Cloudy spells with a few showers or periods of light rain mainly over southern districts on Saturday; then only isolated showers mainly over the south Saturday night.
Sargassum Forecast from April 5 to April 13:
There will continue to be a high change of more Sargassum mats drifting ashore during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability with a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook:
The 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season has ended, warnings will resume on May 15, 2022.
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Phoenix Resort in San Pedro
The Caribbean Sea
High pressure extends across the eastern and central Caribbean.
This is maintaining an ENE to ESE trade-wind pattern across the
entire basin. Fresh to strong trades with seas at 6 to 8 ft are
present at the S central basin, just N of Colombia. Light to
gentle trades and seas of 2 to 4 ft are noted over the NW basin.
Moderate to fresh trades and seas at 4 to 6 ft prevail for the
remainder of the Caribbean Sea. In the SW Caribbean, scattered
moderate convection is noted along a trough off the coasts of
Panama and Colombia, S of 11N between 75W and 82W.
For the forecast, fresh to strong NE to E trade winds will pulse
late night in the south- central Caribbean near the coast of
Colombia through early next week. A late- season cold front will
reach the Yucatan Channel this morning, then move through the NW
Caribbean today through Sat. Fresh to strong N to NE winds are
expected behind the front in the NW basin. The front will
dissipate by Sun, and winds will become moderate to fresh. High
pressure building in behind the front will increase NE to E winds
across the NW and central Caribbean from Sun night through at
least Tue night.
A sort of cold front crossed over Belize yesterday, causing a lot of rain in Mexico and Guatamala but little or none in Belize. That has now resulted in cool air clouds coming down from the north and heavy, higher clouds coming in from the west, still causing a lot of rain in Mexico, still not clear if any of that will get to Belize today.
Looks as if today will be mainly cloudy, getting even heavier cloud, but not sure about the rain.
Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last Night 27 °C 80 °F Yesterday max. 35 °C 95 °F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0 ") Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " )
Re: Belize Weather Forecast: April 8, 2022
#556594 04/08/2210:16 AM04/08/2210:16 AM
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek North, and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas and on the NEW RIVER, at Tower Hill and Caledonia, levels are near normal and steady.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities remain below the spillways; and at San Ignacio, levels remain below the low-level bridge and falling.
The MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town is normal and steady.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, levels are below normal and steady; lagoon levels on the CROOKED TREE LAGOON are below the causeway and falling.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, levels are normal and steady. The SOUTHERN LAGOON at Gales Point Village is normal and steady.
In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, levels are normal and steady; and on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge, is above normal steady.
On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER and on the DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank, levels are below normal and steady. The RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South, is below normal and steady.
The MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan is near normal and steady. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco, levels are below normal and steady.
REGION 13 - The SARSTOON RIVER is normal and steady.
REGION 7 - On the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek North, and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas to the coast, and on the NEW RIVER, at Tower Hill and Caledonia, no significant change expected.
REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, at all BECOL facilities, reservoir levels are expected to remain below the spillway; and at San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge.
On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, levels are expected to increase minimally.
On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, and, on the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, no significant change in river levels expected.
REGION 11 - On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, levels are expected to increase minimally; and on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village, no significant change in river levels expected.
In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, and, on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge, levels are expected to increase minimally.
On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER, the DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank, and on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South, minimal increase is expected.
Levels on the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan and on the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco, minimal increase is expected
REGION 13 - No significant change in river levels expected on the SARSTOON RIVER.
The next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued as necessary
Present Condition: Mostly clear, a few more clouds in the far north and deep south. Mostly clear in San Pedro. A weak cold front will approach and cross the country. Small craft caution for gusty winds and rough seas goes into effect later today. There is the possibility of strong thunderstorms accompanied by heavy rainfall and damaging winds.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and thunderstorms especially north and inland this afternoon and evening. Cloudy tonight and tomorrow morning with a few showers or periods of light rain mainly south and along the coast.
Outlook: For Saturday afternoon to Sunday midday is for cloudy spells with periods of light rain or isolated showers mostly over southern districts Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.
Arrival of the cold front no. 41 will leave cool temperatures, temporarily pausing the intense heat.