Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 12:05 PM

Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020

General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Squally weather today. Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. Conditions have become moist again over the area.
Advisories: *A Small Craft Caution is in effect for gusty winds and locally rough seas. A Flood Watch remains is in effect for low-lying and flood prone areas particularly in the Toledo District.*
24-hour forecast: Cloudy at times with a few showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the Belize, Orange Walk, Cayo and Stann Creek districts today. Then, some showers and a few thunderstorms will develop mainly over the Toledo and Stann Creek districts tonight, spreading to most areas late.
Winds: E, 10-20 kts, Gusty
Sea State: Moderate-Rough
Waves: 4-7 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Sunday and Sunday night is for some showers and a few thunderstorms affecting much of the country during the day and then mostly over the Toledo and Stann Creek districts during the night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 05, 2020 to August 12, 2020: Observations offshore Belize suggests that sargassum has decreased during the past few days. However a few mats were still noted well offshore the country and there is a medium chance of sargassum affecting local beaches in the coming week. San Pedro has a medium probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

An upper level trough extends from an Atlantic Ocean 35N60W cyclonic circulation center, to a second Atlantic Ocean cyclonic circulation center that is near 27N68W, to the Windward Passage, to Jamaica, to 15N79W, to the border of Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Upper level cyclonic wind flow covers the Caribbean Sea from Hispaniola westward. Upper level anticyclonic wind flow covers the rest of the Caribbean Sea. Precipitation: isolated moderate to locally strong covers the area that is from Jamaica westward.

The 72W tropical wave is moving through a transition area, from upper level anticyclonic wind flow toward upper level cyclonic wind flow. Precipitation: Broken to overcast multi-layered clouds and possible rain showers are within 360 nm to the east of the tropical wave, and within 450 nm to the west of the tropical wave. Scattered moderate to isolated strong in clusters is from 09N to 12N between 65W and 73W just to the west of Lake Maracaibo, in the northern sections of Venezuela.

The monsoon trough is along 08N/10N, from Colombia along 74W westward, beyond southern sections of Costa Rica. Precipitation: scattered to numerous strong in clusters is in Colombia, and in the eastern Pacific Ocean coastal waters of Colombia, from 04N to the monsoon trough between 75W and 80W.

Fresh to strong trade winds are expected across the south central Caribbean Sea through Wednesday. The comparatively strongest winds will be present tonight and on Sunday, as a tropical wave moves across the region. Moderate to fresh winds are expected elsewhere.

  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
27° C
80° F
Inland 34° C
94° F
23° C
74° F
Hills 27° C
80° F
20° C
68° F
Low: 7:03 AM High: 12:48 PM
Low: 7:37 PM High: 1:24 AM (Sun)
Sunrise: 5:34 AM Moonset: 9:39 AM
Sunset: 6:22 PM Moonrise: 9:55 PM

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 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 12:06 PM


1. Located over the Caribbean Sea just west of the Windward Islands is a westward-moving #tropicalwave with the northern part of its axis presently approaching the Virgin Islands. This wave produced and to a lesser extent is still producing cloudiness and or showers with thunderstorms over some areas mainly over and around the Windward Islands.

2. Is another tropical wave with its axis located over French Guiana northward, along with convection associated with the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that should start affecting areas from Trinidad northward to parts of the Windward islands shortly and periodically into tomorrow.

3. Is another tropical wave located about 1,300 miles east of Trinidad. There is a chance that this wave could see some slow development over the next couple of days but after that time, environmental conditions are expected to become LESS conducive for development well before it reaches the islands.

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

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 01:06 PM

Guides and Operators with boats beware !! Early Saturday and Sunday !!! Batteries and Bilge pumps ! Please check !!

From Officer in Charge of the Coastal Executive Unit, Superintendent Christopher Noble: Guys Friday and Saturday night the weather is not our friend I have asked that officers extend courtesies to persons that may need to visit the various docks to secure their boats. While minimal, we are trying to be our brothers keeper and allow all to secure their livelihood. While we extend the courtesies, we encourage all persons to wear their protective gear and be safe.
Posted By: elbert

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 01:13 PM

On Ambergris Caye this morning we have wind, rain and a rough sea state.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 03:47 PM

We are in a very active area at present. There is a line of serious clashing occurring From the Yucatan, to Honduras, passing over north Belize and causing serious rain along that line, and other significant swellup type rain further south, right down into central Belize.

The north is getting heavy rain, rain areas will be moving into central Belize and southern coastal areas later.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 25C 77F Yesterday max. 31C 88F Yesterday Rain 13 mm ( 0.5")
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 8, 2020 - 08/08/20 06:08 PM

There are still areas of rain, some heavy, but most on land has reduced, so now, mainly cloud. But there could be more rain later.

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Present Condition: Cloudy, windy and some rain. Moist and relatively unstable conditions continue to dominate the weather over our area.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms over most areas this afternoon except over the Toledo district where showers will be generally isolated. Showers and thunderstorms will then increase over the Toledo and Stann Creek districts at first tonight and then spread to most areas by tomorrow morning. A flood watch remains in effect for the possibility of flooding over low-lying and flood prone areas of the country. A small craft caution is in effect for occasionally gusty winds and locally rough seas.

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