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Belize Weather Forecast: August 18, 2022


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Partly cloudy on the mainland this morning, mostly light cloud cover as a tropical wave is right over us. Mostly cloudy in San Pedro with a little rain. Tropical wave will move away later today.
Advisories: None. A small craft caution for gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers and thunderstorms. Flood Watch: A flood watch is in effect for the possibility of flooding across the country, as heavy rainfall is expected over the next 24 hours.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy to overcast today with some showers, thunderstorms or periods of light rain mostly over central and northern districs this morning, with showers decreasing this afternoon and evening. Cloudy at times tonight with a few showers or thunderstorms mainly over the south.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts Gusty
Sea State: Choppy - Rough
Waves: 3-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
Outlook: (Fri & Fri night) Mainly fair with only isolated showers or thunderstorms.
Sargassum Forecast from August 9 to August 18: There continues to be a low to medium chance of more sargassum landing on local beaches during the next few days. San Pedro has a medium probability with a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: A tropical wave over the northwestern Caribbean Sea is forecast to move across Central America during the next couple of days and emerge in the Bay of Campeche, where an area of low pressure could form on Friday. This system has a low chance of formation during the next 48 hours, but will bring heavy rainfall to northern Central America, including Belize. Click for more of the tropical weather outlook...

Marine Conditions:


Phoenix Resort in San Pedro


View at the airport/sunset

The Caribbean Sea

There are two tropical wave in the Atlantic, and one in the Caribbean. The Atlantic ridge extends southwestward from a 1028 mb Azores High to 32N58W and then weakly SW to the central Bahamas. This pressure gradient is sustaining gentle to moderate trade winds across the most of the basin, except for strong winds offshore of NE Colombia and the Gulf of Venezuela, and fresh winds across interior portions of the Gulf of Honduras. Seas of 6 to 8 ft prevail over the south-central basin, just north of Colombia, while seas of 4 to 6 ft continue across the central basin and Gulf of Honduras. Lingering low to middle level troughing from the Mona Passage NE into the Atlantic is leading to scattered showers and moderate thunderstorms across the NE Caribbean north of 15N between 64W and 70W. Refer to the Tropical Waves section for additional weather in the Caribbean Sea. Otherwise, Saharan Air has moved across much of the basin E of 82W, and is yielding fair weather.

For the forecast, the tropical wave across the Gulf of Honduras will continue to generate numerous showers and thunderstorms across the NW portions of basin today, with this active weather expected to gradually shift westward with the tropical wave through Thu night, as the wave moves across Central America and the Yucatan Peninsula. Surface ridging building N of the region will support fresh to strong winds in the south-central Caribbean today through Sat, then gradually weaken through Mon. A broad tropical wave will move across the Tropical Atlantic waters Thu night, across the eastern Caribbean Fri, and the central Caribbean Fri night and Sat.


  High Low
Coastal 30° C
85° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
23° C
73° F
Hills 26° C
78° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 9:23 AM High: 2:56 PM
Low: 8:41 PM High: 2:43 AM (Fri)
Sunrise: 5:36 AM Moonset: 11:40 AM
Sunset: 6:16 PM Moonrise: 11:12 PM




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)

Ambergris Caye:
https://sanpedrowx.com/
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/san-pedro

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belize/MZBZ?cm_ven=localwx_today

Belmopan:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belmopan/17.26%2C-88.78

Caye Caulker:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/caye-caulker-village


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Here is a satellite image of a strong tropical wave, likely to be designated 99L / Invest 99L soon, tracking to the northwest at 12 mph, and will spread squally weather across the Yucatan Peninusla.

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

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On Ambergris Caye this morning the strong winds of last night have left us with a rough sea state on the barrier reef. It's a rainny morning. We have a 15 mph from the East. Today's expected high temperature is 86 f.

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As you no doubt realised, that very large ITCZ swellup over Honduras, moved into the Caribbean and spread out, one small part coming over Belize. But during the night, the middle part was brought in by the easterly Caribbean winds and combined to for a very large swellup over most of Belize during the night, causing a lot of rain. That is still heavy over northern Belize, but slowly moving away. Southern Belize now free of rain and later they will get some sunshine.

Heavy rains continuing for the north, probably even after mid-day, no rain in the south, rain in central is now dying out. Some sunshine starting, first in the south, then moving up, over the next few hours.

Last Night 24 °C 76 °F Yesterday max. 29 °C 85 °F Yesterday Rain 12.2 mm ( 0.48 " ) Over Night Rain 38 mm ( 1.5 ") ) Humidity 87 % Pressure 1003 mBar ( 29.6" ) Very Low

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Very rainy morning in Corozal.

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CAUTION MOTORCYCLES & LOW VEHICLES ON CONSEJO ROAD NEAR LA PICOLA RESTAURANT

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Corozal video:



Drone views of Hopkins Village





The enclosed video shows the flooding situation on that section of highway between the BDF junction and Lows Supermarket along the Philip Golson Highway.

The particular stretch of highway was recently resurfaced with with asphalted concrete (hotmix). However, there were no drains installed as were called for in the design for that particular section of highway. Another issue is that two huge tracks of land that use to act as catchment areas were filled up by the owners.



Belize City Streets Underwater



Heavy rains flood Chetumal by tropical wave 23. Activities were paralyzed, dozens of stranded cars and fallen trees. Photos by Corozal Daily. Rain is expected to continue throughout today.


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Present Condition: Cloudy and rainy as a tropical storm moves through. Cloudy with rain in San Pedro. Moist and unstable conditions linger. Small craft caution for gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers and thunderstorms. There is the possibility of strong thunderstorms being accompanied by heavy rainfall and damaging winds. A flood warning is in effect for flood prone and low lying areas, especially in central and northern areas of the country.

24hr Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a few showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms mainly over northern and central areas this afternoon and mainly over the southern districts tonight. Showers will be isolated elsewhere.

Outlook: Between Friday afternoon and Saturday midday is for isolated showers or isolated thunderstorms, except for slightly more over the southern districts Friday night.

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Intense tropical wave is currently crossing the Peninsula.

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As of Thursday evening there was rotation, anticlockwise rotation in that weather going away from us.

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Thursday, August 18th 2022. 6:00 pm Update

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

The tropical wave that affected Belize is now over southeastern Mexico and is expected to emerge into the Bay of Campeche tomorrow. This system has a medium chance of becoming a tropical depression during the next 48 hours, as it continues to progress northwestward, away from Belize.

GENERAL WEATHER FORECAST:

Moist and unstable conditions prevail over the area, but rainfall activity has significantly decreased over the country...

The 24-hr fcst is for skies to be mostly cloudy tonight and sunny with cloudy spells tomorrow. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will occur mainly over the southern districts and some central areas tonight. Otherwise, showers will be isolated.

A flood warning remains in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas, especially over northern and central areas.

Low temps tonight will range from 80F along the coast, 73 inland, and 68 in the hills. High temps tomorrow will peak near 89F along the coast, 93 inland, and 80 in the hills.

BEL Encourages Precaution during Severe Weather

As a result of the tropical wave currently affecting the country, many communities are experiencing heavy rains, rising water levels and flooding, as well as other weather-related impacts. We remind the public to monitor weather reports and forecasts and to take safety precautions during severe weather.

During stormy weather, lightning strikes or tree branches near power lines often make contact with power lines, resulting in outages. In these circumstances, protection devices on the power system activate automatically as a safety mechanism, causing intermittent outages to prevent damage to BEL's power supply system and customers' appliances and equipment, and to protect employees, customers, and the public from electric shock.

In most cases, power supply is restored automatically (in a few seconds), while, in other cases, our teams may need to be dispatched to physically identify and rectify the cause of the power outage. Once our teams are dispatched, power restoration may take longer than usual since they must take extra precautions when working in wet conditions, especially during the nighttime, and are not allowed to work on power lines during rain or lightning or in any condition that may compromise their safety.

If you are experiencing flooding, please do not walk into any area or water that may be connected to an electrical source. Always stay far away from fallen power lines and assume that all wires hanging or on the ground are electrically charged.

BEL remains committed to safely delivering reliable service, and encourage the public to report hazards or damages to the power system by calling 0-800-BEL-CARE / 0-800-235-2273 or message us on Facebook or via WhatsApp at the following numbers:

613-0672 Belize District
613-0673 Corozal & Orange Walk Districts
613-0674 Cayo District
613-0675 Stann Creek & Toledo Districts
613-0676 Cayes


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