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Belize Weather Forecast: January 7, 2023


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Light clouds cover much of the mainland this morning, less so in the northeast. Should mostly burn off pretty early. Mostly clear in San Pedro. A relatively moist northeasterly airflow prevails.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny skies today with cloudy intervals. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy becoming cloudy at times. A few showers will develop mainly along coastal areas today and tonight.
Winds: NE, 5-15 kts
Sea State: Choppy
Waves: 3-5 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 82
Outlook: For Sunday and Sunday night is for cloudy spells along wih a few showers or light rain to develop mainly along the coast.
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 pressure gradient between subtropical high pressure north of the area and lower pressure in the SW Caribbean is supporting moderate to fresh E-NE trade winds across the majority of the basin with seas in the 4 to 6 ft range. A localized area of strong winds prevails offshore Colombia, thus generating seas to 9 ft. Otherwise, fresh easterly winds persist in the tropical Atlantic waters and exposed passages between the Islands along with 8-9 ft seas.

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 tonight through Sun night. A weak cold front over western Cuba will dissipate today. High pressure building in the wake of the front will support moderate to fresh NE to E winds south of Cuba through Sun evening. Looking ahead, winds and seas will diminish over most of the basin Mon through the middle of next week.


  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
22° C
72° F
Inland 30° C
86° F
19° C
66° F
Hills 24° C
76° F
17° C
62° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 4:55 AM High: 11:05 AM
Low: 3:54 PM High: 10:10 PM
Sunrise: 6:24 AM Moonset: 7:04 AM
Sunset: 5:33 PM Moonrise: 6:17 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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On Ambergris Caye this morning it's sunny. From the Northeast the wind is blowing at 16 mph. Today's expected high temperature is 84 f.

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The cold bubble from the north resulted in a cold night, but the easterly Caribbean winds are now pushing back, resulting in lots of cloud around. There are large areas of cloud over Honduras and southern Belize and a clashing line of clouds out at sea. This sort of rain is very erratic, yesterday north Belmopan got 0.2 mm but southern Belmopan a very heavy short rain resulting in flooding. This morning there is a lot of rain in southern areas and some patches in central Belize.

Looks as if today will be very mixed, a lot of rain in the south, and scattered showers, some heavy in central areas, with periods of bright sunshine between and white clouds.

Last Night Temperature 22 °C 71 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 28 °C 83 °F
Humidity 78% Pressure 1019 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 0.2 mm ( 0.14 " ) Over Night Rain 0.1 mm ( 0 " )

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Rather chaotic weather around. Can't see it on the satellite pictures, but there is a strong cool surface wind over Belmopan from the SSW, that is from the mountains, or the remnants of the cool air bubble.

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Present Condition: Partly cloudy on the mainland, less so in the northwest. Mostly clear in San Pedro. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail. Operators of small crafts are advised to exercise caution near heavy showers and thunderstorms.

24hr Forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms scattered around the country this afternoon and then mostly over southern and coastal areas tonight. Activity will gradually decrease and become isolated with a few more lingering over the north tomorrow.

Outlook: For Sunday afternoon through midday Monday:- Cloudy spells with a few showers or light rain lingering mostly along the coast with isolated activity elsewhere.

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