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Belize Weather Forecast: February 17, 2023



General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly clear, a few light clouds on the mainland and in San Pedro. Conditions will become less dry during today.
Advisories: A small craft caution remains in effect this morning for occasionally gusty winds and locally rough seas.
24-hour forecast: Mostly sunny today becoming cloudy at times tonight. Showers will be isolated with a few more developing over some coastal and southern areas tonight.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts
Sea State: Moderate - Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 80
Outlook: Cloudy at times with a few showers developing mostly over southern and some coastal areas on Saturday morning and night, and only isolated activity otherwise.
Sargassum Forecast from February 14 to February 22: There is a medium to high chance that new sargassum mats could affect coastal communities across the country 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

The Bermuda high of 1029 mb centered near 31N59W extends a ridge southward into the northern Caribbean, thus tightening the pressure gradient in the region and supporting fresh to strong trade winds S of 20N and E of 82W as well as in the Gulf of Honduras where seas have built to 9 ft. In the central and eastern Caribbean, seas are 7 to 10 ft, except for 11 to 14 ft off the coast of Colombia. Otherwise, moderate to fresh ESE winds are in the remainder NW Caribbean with seas to 5 ft.

For the forecast, the subtropical ridge centered north of the area will sustain fresh to strong easterly trades across most of the basin E of 82W through the forecast period, including the Windward Passage. Winds will pulse nightly to gale force off the coast of Colombia through early next week. Northerly swell across the tropical Atlantic waters will subside Mon night. Strong trade winds east of the Leeward Islands will diminish to fresh speeds Sat night.


  High Low
Coastal 29° C
84° F
23° C
74° F
Inland 31° C
88° F
20° C
68° F
Hills 24° C
75° F
17° C
63° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
High: 9:04 AM Low: 1:00 PM
High: 7:35 PM Low: 3:00 AM (Sat)
Sunrise: 6:18 AM Moonset: 3:16 PM
Sunset: 5:55 PM Moonrise: 5:01 AM (Sat)


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 the wind is from the East at 20mph. making the sea around the Barrier Reef rough. With a small craft advisory. Our expected high for the day is 84 f.

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The next cool air has pushed down over they Yucatan over night and is now over Toledo, but not yet Corozal.

Looks as if today will be a mixture of sunshine, high cloud and low cloud in the north, no rain expected.

Last Night Temperature 22 °C 72 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 30 °C 87 °F
Humidity 76% Pressure 1015 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0 " ) Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " )

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Present Condition: Light cloud cover on the mainland, less so in the west. Mostly clear in San Pedro. Conditions will become slightly moist and unstable tonight and tomorrow.

24hr Forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells during the daytime and cloudy at times tonight. Showers will be isolated this afternoon; then a few showers affect the south and some coastal areas late tonight and tomorrow morning.

Outlook: (Sat afternoon to midday Sun) Cloudy at times with a few showers mainly over central and southern districts.

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Carnival Forecast & Hurricane Season
There is LOTS going on and there will be rain and gusty winds for some. We can expect spotty showers for St. Lucia and Barbados. The rain chance will pick up tonight in Belize. Sunday will bring a better chance of rain to Trinidad and Tobago.

Hurricane Season isn't too far away. I'm researching what we can expect for the season head!

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Still easterly winds over Corozal, and easterly surface winds over central Belize. But the cool air winds are coming down from the north and even over southern Belize. Just a few tiny spots of rain around.

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Beautiful Belize City today. Photo by Belize Scoop Blogger

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