Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/08/19 12:04 PM

Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Relatively moist and somewhat unstable conditions prevail over the area.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times along with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mostly near coastal areas this morning, spreading to inland areas this afternoon, and then mostly over southern coastal areas tonight.
Winds: East-Northeast | 5-15 kts, Sea State: Slight-Light Chop
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 80
General Outlook: For Wednesday and Wednesday night is for a few showers and isolated thunderstorms to occur mainly over central and southern parts of the country.
Daily Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

  Winds Seas Waves Details
Today E-NE 5-15 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft SOME SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
Tonight NE 5-15 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft A FEW SHOWERS MOSTLY OVER THE SOUTH.
Tomorrow NE-N 5-15 kts Slight-Light Chop 1-3 ft A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

The Caribbean Sea

A sharp upper-level trough is over the northwest Caribbean, just east of the Yucatan Penninsula and north of Honduras. A surface trough is analyzed in this area, extending along 84W from 15N-22N. Scattered showers are noted from 16N-19N between 80W-86W. Isolated showers are noted across the remainder of the basin, moving quickly with the trades. Fresh trades continue across most of the eastern and central Caribbean, with strong trades near the coast of Colombia.

High pressure centered over the central Atlantic will maintain fresh to strong winds over the south central Caribbean through mid week, diminishing slightly by the end of the week as the high weakens. The highest winds are expected near the coast of Colombia at night.

  High Low
Coastal 28° C
82° F
22° C
71° F
Inland 29° C
84° F
19° C
66° F
Hills 24° C
75° F
18° C
64° F
Low: 5:59 AM High: 11:52 AM
Low: 5:11 PM High: 11:22 PM (Wed)
Sunrise: 6:25 AM Moonrise: 8:19 AM
Sunset: 5:33 PM Moonset: 7:55 PM

Four Day Weather Outlook:

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Climate Prediction Centers Central America Hazards Outlook

Current Conditions and weather history for Ambergris Caye / San Pedro

Current Caye Caulker Weather Information

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

Posted By: elbert

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/08/19 02:07 PM

On Ambergris Caye this morning we have a flat calm sea around our barrier reef with a breeze from the Northeast at 5 mph. The expected high temperature for today is in the low 80's.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/08/19 02:47 PM

From Belmopan...

The Sunrise is Still getting later in the morning, we have not yet passed the point where sunrise gets earlier, so the early morning satellite picture is not good or available until after 8:15 or so, although sunset has been getting later since 23 November. The shortest day was 21 December.

There is a lot of chunky Caribbean clouds out in the sea, causing many small rain showers, a few in northern parts of Belize. There is high level winds from the NNE causing a lot of cloud and rain way out near Honduras. There is still some cool air around and some trying to move in from central Guatamala.

Looks as if today will initially be rather different, for north and west Belize, heavy cloud, fog and some rain, southern Belize has sunshine and no rain, but there could be some isolated rain showers moving in from the Caribbean later today.

Temperatures in Belmopan :
( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler ) Last night min. 21C 69F Yesterday max. 27C 81F Yesterday Rain 9.1 mm ( 0.37" )

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/08/19 05:49 PM

The Cloud and rain picture. Very complex weather, now sun, or some sun in the north and west, and cloud and rain in the south of Belize. There is clashing between the easterly Caribbean winds and some remnants of the cool are along a line just out at sea, and another high level clashing line in the Caribbean with winds coming down from the north, But the clashing line is working its way up northwards.

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/08/19 06:40 PM

Updated satellite view

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: January 8, 2019 - 01/09/19 01:21 AM

Tomorrows WEATHER for Wed 09 Jan 2019

Looks as if the ENE Caribbean winds are taking over again, so resulting in many rain showers. As it takes over more completely, so the rain will ease off.

Looks like tonight will be more steady, more of a normal Caribbean easterly winds, with some rain showers around, but probably reducing through the day and more sunshine as tomorrow Wed 09 Jan progresses.

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