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Belize Weather Forecast: February 8, 2023



General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly clear on the mainland this morning, there are a few clouds in the southwest. Mostly clear in San Pedro. A moderate easterly airflow prevailing.
Advisories: A small craft caution is in effect for gusty winds and rough seas.
24-hour forecast: Sunny skies today with a few cloudy spells. Tonight skies will be partly cloudy. Showers will be generally isolated except for tonight where a few showers can be expected over the south.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts , Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: For Thursday and Thursday night is for partly cloudy skies and showers will be generally isolated.
Sargassum Forecast from February 7 to February 15: Satellite imagery show that Sargassum amounts continue to increase over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Honduras. As a result, there is now a high chance that more Sargassum mats could drift onto local beaches during the next few days. San Pedro has a high probability and a moderate expected 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

A Gale Warning is in effect for the coastal waters of Colombia. Recent satellite derived wind data provided observations of fresh to strong trades across the central Caribbean S of 16N, and fresh to locally strong winds over the Windward Passage, between Jamaica and eastern Cuba, and in the lee of Cuba. Seas are 9 to 13 ft over the south-central Caribbean, 9 to 10 ft S of Hispaniola, 8 to 9 ft in the Windward Passage and between Jamaica and eastern Cuba, 8 ft in the Gulf of Honduras, and 5 to 7 ft elsewhere.

Pockets of shallow moisture embedded in the trade wind flow are moving across the area producing isolated to scattered passing showers. The tail end of a frontal boundary over the Atlantic is producing some shower activity over eastern Cuba.

For the forecast, strong trade winds will continue over the central Caribbean Sea, with fresh winds elsewhere over the eastern Caribbean through Sat. Gale-force winds will pulse at night near the coast of Colombia through the forecast period. Winds will increase in the Windward Passage, lee of Cuba and Gulf of Honduras tonight through late this week, pulsing to strong at night. Strong easterly winds will also pulse off southern Hispaniola and occasionally in the eastern Caribbean through the forecast period. Looking ahead, a cold front will reach the Yucatan Channel by Sat evening, and move across the NW Caribbean on Sun, extending from eastern Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras by Sun evening. Fresh to strong N winds and moderate to rough seas are expected in the wake of the front.


  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
24° C
76° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
19° C
67° F
Hills 24° C
76° F
17° C
62° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 6:01 AM High: 11:56 AM
Low: 5:41 PM High: 11:54 PM
Sunrise: 6:22 AM Moonset: 8:19 AM
Sunset: 5:51 PM Moonrise: 8:25 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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Several Caribbean islands rattled by two earthquakes. In Gales Point they felt light shaking for about 20 seconds.

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Generally steady easterly Caribbean winds, but with some patches of cloud, some caused by the high level from the NW. Humidity is high this morning and causing cloud to form over the mountains.

Looks as if today will be mainly sunny, but with significant clouds and the possibility of the odd rain shower.

Last Night Temperature 23 °C 73 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 29 °C 83 °F
Humidity 86% Pressure 1013 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 2.2 mm ( 0.09 " ) Over Night Rain 5.0 mm ( 0.2 " )

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Present Condition: Clear skies throughout the country, including in San Pedro. A moderate to fresh east to southeasterly airflow prevailing. A small craft caution is in effect for gusty winds and rough seas.

24hr Forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells during the daytime and partly cloudy tonight. Showers will be isolated with slightly more occurring over the south at nighttime.

Outlook: Mostly fair and gusty conditions will continue with isolated showers developing and slightly more over the south for Thursday afternoon through midday Friday.

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Wednesday morning from Corozal town. Photo by Belize Scoop Blogger

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Good afternoon, 87 degrees in San Ignacio Town. Photo by Hopkins Uncut

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Earthquakes on that Fault Line from South Cuba, through Cayman and down and across to Puerto Cortes and Puerto Barrious is a sideways sliding fault line and so does not cause Tsunamis.

Time: 2023-02-08 15:16:17 (UTC)
Location: 16.754°N 86.073°W
Depth: 10.0 km

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Wednesday at the Blue Hole National Park. Photo by Hopkins Uncut

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