Posted By: skullyboy
water temp. & viz. - 01/05/03 06:31 AM
Can anybody tell me what the water temp. & visibility are this time of year?
plus, how about the weather in general. Is there any site that has forecasts for AC? All I can find is Belize City. I'm assuming it's different on the island. Or is it? We'll be there in 10 days.
Posted By: Marty
Re: water temp. & viz. - 01/05/03 04:24 PM
theres a chart for water temp at:
as for weather, yeah, the forecasts are all for the mainland, can't tell a lot from those...
here's todays satellite view:
the satellite for this area is at: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/In...;product=CaribbeanHIRES&prodnav=none
If you want direct weather information you can call the Belize Meteorology Department and get a recorded weather forecast every day. It has coastal, mainland and mountain forecasts along with sunrise, sunset, tides, sea conditions, etc. Phone from outside Belize by dialing:
As for water temps - I do not know of any service that tells you this one, nor visibities - perhaps you can contact a dive shop to see if they post such info.
Posted By: Bobber
Re: water temp. & viz. - 01/05/03 08:11 PM
We typically go this time of year (but not this year). Water temps have always been around 82 degrees, viz around a 100 feet.
Posted By: seashell
Re: water temp. & viz. - 01/09/03 04:43 AM
Water temp was a pretty consistent 81F for the past 3 weeks. I found viz to be poor this year. However, you can just never tell because it depends on what the weather has done.
Posted By: Sandy C
Re: water temp. & viz. - 01/09/03 05:06 PM
If you're diving, this is a good time of year for wet suits. Intellicast.com and weather.com for weather; it seems easier to forecast cold fronts dropping from the US down to Belize than predicting summer showers and hurricanes. Take some long clothes for temps possibly in 60's/70's with clouds and wind.