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Belize Weather Forecast: February 23, 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. Sunny skies in San Pedro. A gusty and dry southeasterly airflow will continue to dominate our weather.
Advisories: Small Craft Warning is in effect for strong, gusty winds and rough seas. Small crafts should remain in safe harbor.
24-hour forecast: Sunny today and mostly clear tonight. Dry and windy conditions prevail, with little or no rain expected.
Winds: E-SE, 15-25 kts, BECOMING E-SE, 15-25 kts, Gusty
Sea State: Rough
Waves: 6-9 ft
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 81
Outlook: For Friday and Friday night is for continuing mainly fair and dry weather conditions.
Sargassum Forecast from February 21 to March 1: There is a high chance that more Sargassum mats could affect beaches 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

Fresh to strong easterly trade winds are prevalent across most of the Caribbean Sea waters. The strongest winds are found in the south-central Caribbean and in the Gulf of Honduras. Outside of the Gale warning area, seas in these waters are 6-10 ft. Overnight ASCAT data indicates gentle to moderate E to SE winds in the lee of Cuba, except for light winds just offshore its central and eastern coast. Gentle to moderate NE to E winds are just offshore Costa Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Seas over these waters are 4-6 ft.

For the forecast, a high pressure ridge between the Bahamas and Bermuda will help maintain fresh to strong trades across the central Caribbean for the next several days. Winds will pulse to gale-force off the coast of Colombia each evening and at night and ending in the early mornings through Sat night. The coverage area of the fresh to strong trades is expected to diminish beginning late Sat night as the high pressure weakens. Fresh to strong NE to E winds will also occur in the Windward Passage and lee of Cuba through Sun night. Strong to near gale E to SE winds in the Gulf of Honduras will continue the next several days. Looking ahead, large long- period N swell may begin impacting the tropical N Atlantic zones starting on Sun night.


  High Low
Coastal 31° C
87° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 33° C
91° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
19° C
66° F
TIDES, SUNRISE & MOONRISE:
Low: 6:11 AM High: 12:15 PM
Low: 6:47 PM High: 12:54 AM (Fri)
Sunrise: 6:15 AM Moonrise: 8:47 AM
Sunset: 5:57 PM Moonset: 9:31 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 the 20+ mph wind from the East is still with us creating another day of rough sea around our barrier reef. I hope this is our annual March blow come early and it will spare us when the island is full of Spring Breakers. Today's high temperature is in the upper 80's.

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There is a strong easterly Caribbean wind this morning, but it is curving up into the Gulf, and indication that another cool air bubble is moving into the Gulf, but that is not obvious yet. Very little cloud around, but there is a line of cloud out over the sea, but not causing rain.

Looks as if today will be very sunny and hot, some white clouds developing later, no rain expected.

Last Night Temperature 23 °C 73 °F Yesterday max. Temperature 30 °C 86 °F
Humidity 75% Pressure 1015 mBar hPa Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0 " ) Over Night Rain 0 mm ( 0 " )

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Present Condition: Clear skies throughout the country, including in San Pedro. A gusty and dry east to southeasterly airflow will continue to dominate our weather. Small craft warning remains in effect for strong, gusty winds and rough seas. Small crafts should remain in safe harbor.

24hr Forecast: Sunny skies today. Tonight skies will be mostly clear. Little to no rainfall is expected.

Outlook: For Friday afternoon thru to Friday night is for continuing fair, dry and windy conditions, then on Saturday expect a decrease in winds along with isolated showers.

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[Linked Image]This morning in Corozal.



Thursday traffic in Dangriga Town. Photos by Hopkins Uncut

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A drive through the Hummingbird Highway! Photo by Hopkins Uncut

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Today the wind came strong wetting everyone on it's path, when the waves splashed on the seawall. At the same same time, the wind was whistling on my ears while taking my at the Corozal Town bridge. Photo by Belize Scoop Blogger

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