Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 11:56 AM

Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Warm, moist and unstable weather prevails.
Advisories: None.
24-hour forecast: Cloudy with isolated showers and periods of light to moderate rain over souhtern and central areas this morning and isolated thunderstorms over inland areas this afternoon.
Winds: East-Southeast | 10-20 kts, Sea State: Moderate
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 84
General Outlook: For Tuesday and Tuesday night is for fair and warm weather to prevail.
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
Tonight E-SE 10-20 kts Moderate 4-7 ft ISOLATED SHOWERS.
Tomorrow E-SE 10-20 kts Moderate 4-7 ft MAINLY DRY.
Outlook E-SE 10-20 kts Moderate 4-7 ft MAINLY DRY.

The Caribbean Sea

15-25 kt tradewinds are over the Caribbean Sea with strongest winds along the coast of N Colombia. Scattered moderate to isolated strong convection is over the Yucatan Peninsula, Belize, Guatemala, the Gulf of Honduras, and W Honduras. Widely scattered moderate convection is also over N Colombia. In the upper levels, a ridge is over the Caribbean with upper level moisture.

The gradient between high pressure northeast of the region near 28N56W and low pressure in Colombia will support fresh to strong easterly winds in the south-central Caribbean and the Gulf of Honduras through Tue. Smoke and haze from ongoing agricultural fires could reduce visibilities north of Honduras.

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
28° C
82° F
Inland 36° C
96° F
24° C
76° F
Hills 29° C
84° F
22° C
71° F
High: 10:33 AM Low: 5:34 PM
High: 11:56 PM Low: 4:46 AM (Tue)
Sunrise: 5:24 AM Moonrise: 6:49 AM
Sunset: 6:14 PM Moonset: 8:04 PM

Four Day Weather Outlook:

For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.
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Climate Prediction Centers Central America Hazards Outlook

Belize National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO)

Ambergris Caye:

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:


Caye Caulker:

Posted By: elbert

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 01:30 PM

On Ambergris Caye this morning we have a 19 mph Southeast wind bringing in some fresh Sargasso. The sky is overcast and sprinkling rain.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 03:08 PM

Man was that some rain early this morning, Belmopan had heavy rains, over 40mm ( 2" ) from around about 2:30 to 4:30am
It was not due to those rains I showed in my last message last night, they did not get into Belize, but a separate major swellup that occurred on top of south and central Belize. Most of central and south Belize had a lot of rain, I think Belize City escaped most of it. The rain has now moved off shore, no rain presently in Belize.

The high level cloud that cause that early morning rain is now thinning over Belize and there should be some sunshine later this morning. But there is unstable air in the area, so it is possible for another swellup this afternoon.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 23C 73F Yesterday max. 35C 96F Yesterday Rain 42 mm ( 1.65" )
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 03:43 PM

We continue to have lightning after the rain had finally stopped on us yesterday, for about 1/2 hour or more, one just above our heads. Last night in Succotz there was a horrific electrical storm from 1:30 to 3 am. Strobe lightning, rolling thunder, thunder bolts and lightning bolts, and rain of course.

These swellups, are due to unstable, humid air. Yesterday, the temperatures got rather hot, this caused several swellups to occur. The hot humid air rises, as it rises, it cools slightly, causing the high humidity to condense out, which forms into clouds, but in doing so, releases heat, which then causes it to continue rising, and in these cases, due to the large areas, they go up and up, and helped by the SW high level winds, which are also humid.

It is air moving up, against other areas of air, that result in the clouds charging up, and causing the lightning strikes. Lightning is about air rubbing against air, not about rain. . . But usually such rapid air rising, causing lightning will also cause rain, as we had early this morning. One strike sounded as if it was only 100 feet away from me, but did not knock out our power, but one later, cause the power to briefly trip, shutting down my computer, which is on a 3 minute re-set time delay protection.

You can see the swelling up of the cloud in this picture just north of the Yucatan, right now.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 04:40 PM

Updated satellite photo, cloud cover over most of the country...

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: May 6, 2019 - 05/06/19 05:41 PM

No rain on land

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