Belize Weather Forecast: July 31, 2016

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: July 31, 2016 - 07/31/16 11:13 AM

The cloud coming down from Florida caused isolated rain showers over parts of Belize overnight.

Belize Weather Forecast: July 31, 2016

General Situation:
Belize NMS: Moderate and somewhat moist easterly airflow prevailing. Showers will increase by mid-week as tropical system moves into our area.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Sunny with cloudy spells today and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will develop mainly inland this morning then mostly over the south tonight and tomorrow morning, then becoming isolated.
Winds: East 10-20 knots.
Marine Forecast:
Today: Winds: East 10-20 kts; seas: Choppy; waves: 3-4 ft; generally isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Tomorrow: Winds: E-NE 5-15 kts; seas: Choppy; waves: 3-4 ft; generally isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Marine Outlook: (Monday night) Similar winds and seas as tomorrow, with a few showers and thunderstorms.
Sea Surface Temp (°F): 84
General Outlook: A few showers or thunderstorms over most areas Monday morning, decreasing in the afternoon; then a few showers and thunderstorms mainly over the coast Monday night.
Tropical Weather Outlook: A tropical wave is rapidly moving towards the Lesser Antilles and has the potential for some slow development during the next day or two. However, tropical cyclone formation becomes more likely by the middle of next week when the disturbance reaches the western Caribbean sea.

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  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 34° C
94° F
23° C
73° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
19° C
66° F
High - 7:38 AM Low - 2:44 PM
High - 9:24 PM Low - 2:01 AM (MON)
Sunrise - 5:32 AM Moonset - 4:38 PM
Sunset - 6:26 PM Moonrise - 4:19 AM (MON)

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Posted By: elbert

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: July 31, 2016 - 07/31/16 11:49 AM

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On Ambergris Caye this morning we have a breeze at 3 mph from the East.The sound of the reef crest is sometimes like a roaring waterfall but on a day like this it can barely be heard. The sea is calm and sky clear with an expected high of 89.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: July 31, 2016 - 07/31/16 02:03 PM

From Belmopan...

Looks like today will be a mainly sunny day, but there could still be the odd rain shower, white clouds building this morning.

We have to take that INVEST 97L seriously, it has significantly developed over night. It is now in the Caribbean and several predictions bring it over or close to Belize. Presently there is not too much wind. There is still that ITCZ tropical air moving up northwards in front of it, which may carry it northwards or break it up, but the experts do not think so. That air and patches of cloud still coming down from Florida which brought over night rain is easing up, but there are still a few rain showers from it in any part of Belize.

Temperatures in Belmopan:
Today is probably going to be similar, to yesterday : Sat, max. 32C 90F Last night min. 25C 76F ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )

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Monthly Weather Summary, July 2016

National Meteorological Service of Belize

Six, mostly weak, tropical waves crossed the country during the month of July 2016, and rainfall was below average, except over the extreme south. Some stations in the north received only one third of their normal rain for the month, while Punta Gorda received about one quarter more than normal.

The month started with a few showers and thunderstorms over southern districts, which became isolated the next day as moisture levels decreased over our area. A moderate easterly surface flow prevailed along with a neutral upper level pattern. A weak tropical wave then supported a few light showers and isolated thunderstorms over most areas on the 3rd, then mainly over northern districts on the 4th. The next two days were generally fair, with a few showers and thunderstorms continuing over the south, especially at night, as moisture levels remained high over the south, and the upper pattern being weakly divergent with an anticyclone to the east.

Another weak tropical wave resulted in a few showers and brief thunderstorms over most areas during the day of the 7th, which continued over the south during the night. Winds were gusty and the low level pattern convergent. Rainfall over the Toledo district totalled four to five inches for the 7th. The weather returned to mainly fair with isolated shower activity the next four days (8th-11th), except for the south where a few showers and thunderstorms continued mostly at night. Southern Toledo averaged one inch of rain per day (night). These southern showers continued into the morning on the 10th and 11th. A surface ridge over the northern Gulf of Mexico maintained the moderate easterly airflow over our area.

The 12th saw a few showers and thunderstorms over most areas as a weak tropical wave moved across the country. A weakly divergent upper pattern supported these showers. Rainfall was less than one inch at most stations. During the next four days (13th-16th) the weather was mainly fair with isolated showers and thunderstorms, except for the south again at night. Punta Gorda recorded three and one half inches of rain on the 16th. A light east to east-northeast surface airflow prevailed on those days along with relatively low moisture and a neutral upper pattern. Showers and thunderstorms then increased mainly over the south and central areas on the 17th and continued to the 19th when another tropical wave crossed the country. One to two inches of rain was recorded over central portions of the country. The rains decreased by the next afternoon, and mainly fair weather prevailed on the 21st and 22nd, except again over the south during the night-time hours.

Another weak tropical wave produced a slight to moderate increase in rainfall and resulted in few showers and thunderstorms over most areas on the 23rd. The weather then returned to mainly fair the next four days (24th -27th) with showers during the morning of the 26th and over the south most nights. Punta Gorda continued to receive two to four inches of rain per day (night). The surface flow was generally easterly and moderate, while the upper pattern neutral to weakly divergent with an inverted trof axis from Nicaragua to central Cuba. A few showers and thunderstorms developed over the interior on the 28th, mainly due to heating and increasing moisture. Another tropical wave supported showers and thunderstorms over most areas on the 29th, with the extreme south seeing almost four inches of rain and generally less than one inch elsewhere. Fair and mainly dry weather prevailed the next day, with a slight increase in showers and thunderstorms coming on the last day of the month.

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