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Belize Weather Forecast: January 6, 2023


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly clear this morning, a few ight clouds in the southwest. Mostly clear in the north. Mostly clear skies in San Pedro. Generally fair weather prevails.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny skies with cloudy spells today and cloudy skies at times tonight. Showers will be isolated today, then will increase around the country tonight.
Winds: NE, 5-15 kts
Sea State: Light Chop
Waves: 2-4 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
Outlook: For Friday and Friday night is for cloudy spells with a few showers around the country.
Sargassum Forecast from January 3 to January 11: Although, there has been a slight increase in Sargassum over the northwestern Caribbean Sea, the overall total remains low and therefore the risk of sargassum affecting the country will remain minimal for the next few days. San Pedro has a low probability with a minimal impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: he 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season has ended, warnings will resume on May 15, 2023. Click for more of the tropical weather outlook...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

The gradient between subtropical high pressure north of the area and lower pressure in the SW Caribbean is supporting fresh trade winds across the eastern and central basin, where seas remain in the 5-7 ft range. A localized area of strong NE winds continue to pulse offshore Colombia with seas to 8 ft. In exposed Atlantic waters east of the Lesser Antilles, easterly winds are fresh to locally strong with 7-9 ft seas. Moderate to fresh NE winds winds have developed in the NW Caribbean as the pressure gradient tightens due to an approaching cold front. Seas are 3 to 4 ft in that region. Otherwise, both an upper level trough and a middle level col continue to support isolated showers across the central and eastern Caribbean, including the Lesser Antilles.

For the forecast, surface ridging north of the area will continue to support locally strong winds off the Colombian coast through Sun night. Similar winds are forecast across the Windward Passage, and south of Hispaniola Sat night through Sun night. Moderate to fresh NE to E winds are expected in the NW Caribbean through Sun evening, including the lee of Cuba. Elsewhere, moderate to fresh trades will prevail through the weekend, locally strong in the Tropical N Atlantic and through eastern Caribbean Passages through tonight. Elevated seas in the Tropical N Atlantic will subside by the end of the weekend. A weak cold front will enter the NW basin today and dissipate during the weekend.


  High Low
Coastal 29° C
85° F
23° C
74° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
19° C
67° F
Hills 24° C
76° F
18° C
64° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
High: 10:44 AM Low: 3:38 PM
High: 9:17 PM Low: 4:55 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 6:24 AM Moonset: 6:15 AM
Sunset: 5:32 PM Moonrise: 5:25 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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The cold front Litza (num. 21) is already located very close to the shores of the Yucat�n.

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On Ambergris Caye this morning the wind is from the NE at 16 mph. and the sea is choppy. Our expected high is 85 f.

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The Caribbean winds with a little cloud, are being diverted southwards, from the NE by a cool air bubble over the Yucatan now, causing a lot of fog, but no rain. There is a light SW "Tiger" wind coming off the mountains, over Belmopan at present. There is only a trace of high level, but it is strong above the Yucatan, and there is something moving up northwards off Honduras causing some Caribbean cloud to develop.

Looks as if today will be mainly sunny, after the fog has burnt off, then some white clouds will develop, probably no rain.

Last Night Temperature 24 °C 74 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 30 °C 86 °F
Humidity 76% Pressure 1019 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 0.2 mm ( 0 " ) Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " )

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Present Condition: Mostly sunny throughout the country, including in San Pedro. Generally fair weather prevailing, but some moisture sets in tonight and tomorrow.

24hr Forecast: Sunny skies today with a few cloudy spells. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy to cloudy. Showers will be isolated this afternoon. Tonight and tomorrow expect a few showers to develop mainly over the south and along coastal areas.

Outlook: For Saturday afternoon thru to Sunday midday is for cloudy spells with a few showers to develop mainly along coastal areas.

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he Litza frontal system (number. 21) stretches as stationary over the northern Peninsula.

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Mostly clear, a few small scattered showers.

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Friday night moonrise in Corozal. Photo by Belize Scoop Blogger

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