Belize Weather Forecast: June 20, 2019 - 06/20/19 11:51 AM
Belize Weather Forecast: June 20, 2019
The Caribbean Sea
Two tropical waves are traversing the Caribbean Sea. See the Tropical Waves section above for details. An upper level trough extends to Puerto Rico and the Leeward Islands with a mid- upper level ridge over the central and eastern Caribbean. The GOES-16 Saharan Air Layer tracking product shows that a plume of African dust has reached the western and central Caribbean Sea. Strong subsidence is keeping convection at a minimum. Most of the activity in the Caribbean is associated with the tropical wave in addition to thunderstorms adjacent to the monsoon trough moving off the coasts of Panama and Costa Rica, S of 10N between 76W- 82W. There are also isolated showers approaching Puerto Rico.
Fresh to strong winds continue across the central Caribbean. Moderate to fresh trades are seen in the eastern basin, with gentle to moderate trades in the northern Caribbean.
The pressure gradient between Bermuda high pressure and the Colombian low will support nocturnal pulsing of minimal gale force winds off the coasts of Colombia and Venezuela until around dawn today, then again Friday night and Saturday night. Strong winds are expected to pulse over the Gulf of Honduras each night through Sunday night. A tropical wave near 65W will produce scattered thunderstorms with gusty winds as it moves W across the central and western Caribbean through Saturday. Elsewhere, generally moderate to fresh trades will prevail through the weekend and into early next week.
Four Day Weather Outlook:
For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.