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Belize Weather Forecast: August 19, 2022


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Cloudy in the south, mostly clear in the north. Mostly clear with a few clouds in San Pedro. Generally fair weather prevails.
Advisories: A flood warning is in effect for flood prone and low lying areas, especially in central and northern areas of the country.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells with isolated showers or thunderstorms.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts
Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 85
Outlook: For Saturday and Saturday night is for isolsted showers or thunderstorms, but slightly more will develop over the southern districts Saturday night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 16 to August 24: There is a medium chance that beaches across the country could be affected by more Sargassum mats coming ashore during the next few days. San Pedro has a medium probability with a moderate impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: A broad area of low pressure is emerging over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico and this system has a medium chance of becoming a tropical depression during the next 48 hours. Click for more of the tropical weather outlook...

Marine Conditions:


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The Caribbean Sea

There are two tropical wave in the Atlantic, and none in the Caribbean. Enhanced by an upper-level trough near central Cuba, convergent trades are generating scattered showers south of Cuba and near Hispaniola.

The Atlantic ridge extending southwestward from the 1028 mb Azores High continues to channel NE to E trades across the entire basin. Fresh to locally strong NE winds and 6 to 8 ft seas over the south-central basin, just north of Colombia. Gentle to moderate ENE to E winds and seas at 2 to 4 ft exist at the northwestern basin. Moderate to fresh easterly winds and seas of 4 to 6 ft prevail for the remainder of the basin, including the Gulf of Honduras.

For the forecast, the Atlantic ridge north of the region will continue to support fresh to strong winds in the south-central and portions of the SW Caribbean through Sat, then gradually weaken through Mon. A broad tropical wave will enter the eastern Caribbean today, and the central Caribbean tonight/Sat.


  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 34° C
93° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 10:35 AM High: 4:14 PM
Low: 9:34 PM High: 3:35 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 5:36 AM Moonset: 12:33 PM
Sunset: 6:15 PM Moonrise: 11:54 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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Tropical wave is already heading to the Gulf of Mexico, along with its associated low pressure. It left torrential rains on the Peninsula that accumulated up to 188.3 mm in Dzilam Bravo, Yucat�n and 132.3 mm in Chetumal. The active tropical wave will exit Campeche Bay forming a low pressure center the chances have increased up to 40% for 5 days.

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

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On Ambergris Caye this morning the wind is from the East at 16mph making the sea around our barrier reef rough. It's sunny with an expected high temperature of 86 f. for the day.

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The storm area, called INVEST 99L is moving into the Gulf, leaving dry air behind, so no rain on the Radar this morning, but significant cloud around, so with the easterly Caribbean winds, we will have a fair bit of cloud.

Looks as if today will be a mixture of sun and cloud for much of the day, but probably no rain. No rain on the Radar

Last Night 25 °C 76 °F Yesterday max. 29 °C 84 °F Yesterday Rain 38 mm ( 1.5 " ) Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " ) Humidity 91 % Pressure 1003 mBar ( 29.6" ) Very Low

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Friday's sunrise in Corozal Town. Photos by Belize Scoop Blogger

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Good morning world from Corozal Town..

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Present Condition: Mostly sunny with a few light clouds on the mainland. Sunny with scattered clouds in San Pedro. Generally fair weather prevails.

24hr Forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells during the daytime and partly cloudy tonight. Generally fair weather will prevail, and showers or thunderstorms will be isolated.

Outlook: For Saturday afternoon through to midday on Sunday is for isolated showers or thunderstorms, with a few more developing over southern areas on Saturday night.

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Significant rain in Belmopan right now, yet not showing up on the Rain Radar, or the cloud picture :A few small areas of possible thin high level stationary cloud.

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Flood Forecast for August 19, 2022

The National Hydrological Service hereby updates the public on river conditions in the country and issues the following:

REGION 7
The RIO HONDO at Blue Creek, Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, Douglas, and downstream to the coast, and on the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia, FLOOD LEVELS are expected.

REGION 9
On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, normal levels are expected. On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels at all BECOL facilities are expected to remain below the spillways; and at San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge.

On the BELIZE RIVER at Double Run, normal levels are expected; and, on the CROOKED TREE LAGOON, levels have exceeded Hurricane Keith levels and continue to increase, approaching the causeway. FLOOD LEVELS are
expected.

REGION 11
On the SIBUN RIVER at Freetown Sibun, FLOOD LEVELS expected to continue to increase. Levels have exceeded Hurricane Keith levels and continue to rise. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON at Gales Point Village, expect above-normal levels.

In watersheds on the EASTERN SLOPES OF THE MAYAN MOUNTAINS, and on the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge, above-normal levels are expected. On the Swasey and Bladen branches of the MONKEY RIVER, and on the DEEP RIVER at Medina Bank, normal levels are expected.

On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls South, normal levels are expected.

On the MOHO RIVER at Blue Creek South and Jordan, normal levels are expected.

On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco, normal levels are expected.

REGION 13
On the SARSTOON RIVER, normal levels are expected.

The next Flood Forecast will be issued on Monday, August 22, 2022.

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