Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020 - 08/02/20 12:21 PM

Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Warm and relatively unstable conditions dominate our weather.
Advisories: *Residents, especially those inland, are advised to stay hydrated and to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible. *
24-hour forecast: Sunny skies with some cloudy spells today and partly cloudy skies tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will occur mostly over northern and central areas today, then becoming generally isolated tonight.
Winds: Light and Variable
Sea State: Slight
Waves: 1-3 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: Mainly fair weather with isolated showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms developing inland during Monday and over the south Monday night.
Sargassum Forecast from July 28, 2020 to August 04, 2020: Several Sargassum mats were observed, especially over central and northern coastal areas, during the past few days. Therefore, there is a high chance of sargassum mats affecting local beaches in the coming days. San Pedro has a high probability and a major expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 6:00am the center of Tropical Storm Isaias was located near 26.5N, 79.5W or about 155mls SSE of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

A surface trough extends across the northwestern Caribbean from 22N82W to the Gulf of Honduras. Scattered moderate convection is noted within 120 nm west of the trough. Scattered moderate convection is noted across the northwest Caribbean related to T.S. Isaias. This activity covers from north of 17N and is between 69W-78W.

Fresh trade winds will persist over the central Caribbean waters through the middle of next week. A tropical wave will bring increased winds and seas to the basin E of 65W tonight through Mon.

  High Low
Coastal 32° C
90° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 36° C
97° F
22° C
72° F
Hills 28° C
82° F
20° C
68° F
High: 8:42 AM Low: 4:06 PM
High: 10:13 PM Low: 3:05 AM (Mon)
Sunrise: 5:32 AM Moonrise: 5:59 PM
Sunset: 6:25 PM Moonset: 5:24 AM (Mon)

Four Day Weather Outlook:

For more information, check the Daily Tropical Weather Outlook.

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: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020 - 08/02/20 12:22 PM

Tropical Storm Isaias

The Hurricane Warning along the east coast of Florida has been replaced with a Tropical Storm Warning.

The burst of deep convection that developed to the northeast of the center last evening has not resulted in any significant improvement in the structure of Isaias according to recent reconnaissance aircraft data and radar imagery. The tropical cyclone is still being adversely affected by about 25 kt of 850-200 mb vertical wind shear.

Since Isaias has not shown any signs of re-organizing overnight, it appears that the window of opportunity for it to re-strengthen is closing. The SHIPS guidance and global model fields do not show the shear abating during the next 24-36 hours while Isaias moves near the Florida coast. As a result, the new NHC intensity forecast shows little change in strength during this time. Later in the period, gradual weakening should occur as the storm moves northward along the east coast of the United States.

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Invest 94L

Showers and thunderstorms associated with INVEST 94L have slowly become better organized, Although the disturbance does not appear to be very well defined at the surface at this time, environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for some additional development for the next few days, and a tropical depression could form early next week.

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For more information, check the daily Tropical Weather Outlook, click here
Posted By: elbert

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020 - 08/02/20 01:46 PM

On Ambergris Caye this morning the breeze from the North at 5 mph is creating a flat calm sea state around our barrier reef. The expected high temperature for the day is 90 f.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020 - 08/02/20 03:39 PM

As you will be aware, we are in the middle of activity. Slow Caribbean winds from the north, but a fair amount of higher level winds from the SE causing quite a few swellups and rain areas, mainly in central and coastal northern areas. But there is cloud over most of southern Belize, but perhaps now rain there.

Looks as if today will be cloudy, heavy cloud in central and northern parts for most of the morning, with rain in many places, cloud elsewhere, with some sunshine patches.

Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 28C 83F Yesterday max. 34C 94F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 2, 2020 - 08/02/20 06:06 PM

Looks like the heavy cloud and swellups, some with rain, will continue in the north for another few hours.
Heavy cloud developing over the mountains and south, might result in some rain later this afternoon.

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Present Condition: Wind and rain in the north. Relatively moist and unstable conditions prevail.
24hr Forecast: Some cloudy spells with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mostly over northern areas this afternoon, moving inland and over some southern areas later this evening. Then, activity will decrease becoming generally isolated tonight and tomorrow morning. Residents, especially those inland are advised to stay hydrated and avoid dirfect sunlight or outdoor activities as much as possible.

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