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Belize Weather Forecast: February 12, 2023



General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Some light cloud covers much of the mainland after a cold front moved through. Partly cloudy in San Pedro. Cool and gusty northerly airflow over area.
Advisories: A small craft caution remains in effect for gusty winds and occasionally rough seas.
24-hour forecast: Variably cloudy and cool with the chance of light rain over southern coastal areas.
Winds: N-NW, 10-20 kts , Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 5-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: (Mon & Mon night) Cloudy at times and mild with a few light showers mainly over the south.
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 off the coast of Colombia. Broad ridging associated with high pressure of 1025 mb centered near 29N56W continues to sustain an easterly trade-wind regime for the the majority of the basin. Outside the Gale Warning area, fresh to strong E winds and 7 to 9 ft seas exist over most of the Caribbean basin. The exception to the trade wind regime is over the NW Caribbean, where a cold front has moved into the region early this morning. Extending from the western tip of Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras, scattered moderate convection is within 30 nm ahead of the boundary. Behind the front, fresh N winds and seas of 5 to 7 ft dominate. For the remainder of the NW Caribbean, light to gentle NE winds and seas of 3 to 5 ft dominate.

For the forecast, fresh to strong NE to E trades will continue over the central and E Caribbean Sea through tonight. A cold front will move east to central Cuba and the Cayman Islands today, then dissipate tonight. Fresh N winds are expected behind the front over the NW Caribbean through tonight. Elsewhere, large and long- period E swell with seas at 8 to 10 ft is over the tropical N Atlantic. This swell is affecting the Lesser Antilles and will continue today before gradually subsiding Mon. In the extended range, a building ridge north of the area will strengthen the trades across the Caribbean on Wed and Thu.


  High Low
Coastal 26° C
78° F
20° C
68° F
Inland 26° C
78° F
18° C
64° F
Hills 24° C
70° F
16° C
60° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 7:26 AM High: 2:07 PM
Low: 9:25 PM High: 3:20 AM (Mon)
Sunrise: 6:20 AM Moonset: 10:38 AM
Sunset: 5:53 PM Moonrise: 11:50 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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Sunday with wintery atmosphere, due to the mass of cold air that gave boost to the front no. 31 "Pixan", which moves over the Caribbean Sea. Clouds will be leaving scattered rain. Monday morning "cold" will still be felt.

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We have an expected low of 68 and the current temperature is 73f.
A literal cold front here on Ambergris Caye. Sunny sky and a great Sunday to read in the hammock :-)

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This second cold front that followed the earlier one has well and truly come down over Belize and pushing out into the Caribbean and caused a line of rain out at sea. It has dropped the air temperature 23 °C 73 °F to 19 °C 65 °F which has also dropped the Humidity from 80% to 73% There is a strong surface wind from the SSW making it feel even colder. The Caribbeans winds, now from the NNE are fighting the cold air out over the sea, but there is still a lot of cloud over most of Belize.

Looks as if today will be largely cloudy for most, but then brightening up later, no rain expected.

Last Night Temperature 19 °C 65 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 29 °C 83 °F
Humidity 73% Pressure 1021 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 2.0 mm ( 0.08 " ) Over Night Rain 6.9 mm ( 0.28 " )

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Present Condition: There is light cloud cover over much of the mainland, mostly clear in San Pedro. A cool and gusty northerly airflow continues over the area. Small craft caution for gusty winds and occasionally rough seas.

24hr Forecast: Variably cloudy and cool with the chance of light rain over southern coastal areas tonight and tomorrow morning.

Outlook: Cloudy at times with mild temperatures on Monday afternoon to Tuesday morning and light rain over southern areas.

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Sunday morning view from Corozal. Photo by Belize Scoop Blogger

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67 degrees in Blackman Eddy Village, Cayo District. Photo by Hopkins Uncut

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SUNDAY....roadtrip to Mountain Pine Ridge..



The cold weather will intensify even further for tonight and tomorrow at dawn because we are under the domination of a polar air mass in the process of modifying.

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It's gorgeous on the beach. A little sargassum, but nothing we can't manage. Photo by the Ambergris Today

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