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Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 12:09 PM

Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Partly cloudy this morning. Warm and generally fair weather prevails.
Advisories: *Residents, especially those inland area advised to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny with a few cloudy spells today and partly cloudy tonight. A few showers and thunderstorms will develop mostly over corozal and cayo today, and possibly over toledo tonight. Elsewhere, showers or thunderstorms will be isolated.
Winds: E, 00-10 kts
Sea State: Slight
Waves: 1-3 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: For Tuesday and Tuesday night is for generally fair weather to prevail with isolated showers and thunderstorms.
Sargassum Forecast from August 19, 2020 to August 25, 2020: Observations continue to show an abundance of sargassum mats making landfall on beaches across the country and this is expected to continue through to next week. San Pedro has a high probability and a major expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 6:00am Tropical Storm Marco was centered near latitude 28.1N, longitude 88.4W, or about 85 miles SSE of the Mississippi River. Tropical Storm Laura was centered near latitude 20.9N, longitude 79.7W, or about 205 miles ESE of The Isle of Youth. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

A Caribbean Sea tropical wave is along 69W, from 14N southward, moving W 10 knots. A Caribbean Sea tropical wave is along 77W/78W, from Jamaica southward, moving W 15 knots. The monsoon trough is along 11N73W in NE Colombia near the border with Venezuela, to 12N80W, to 13N85W in Nicaragua, and westward, through Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala, into the eastern Pacific Ocean. Precipitation: isolated moderate to locally strong is from 04N to 13N between the 69W tropical wave and 81W. The precipitation covers interior sections of Colombia and Venezuela, parts of the Caribbean Sea, and the coastal waters of Colombia in the eastern Pacific Ocean. Widely scattered moderate to isolated strong is in central Nicaragua.

Tropical Storm Marco center near 22.8N 86.3W 996 mb at 11 PM EDT is moving NNW at 11 kt. Maximum sustained winds 55 kt gusts 65 kt. Marco will intensify to a hurricane near 24.3N 87.1W Sun morning with maximum sustained winds 65 kt gusts to 80 kt; reach to near 26.3N 87.9W Sun evening with maximum sustained winds 70 kt gusts 85 kt.

Tropical Storm Laura center near near 18.5N 69.7W 1003 mb at 11 PM EDT is moving WNW at 18 kt. Maximum sustained winds 45 kt gusts 55 kt. Laura will maintain intensity as it moves inland over the Dominican Republic to near 19.3N 72.3W Sun morning; inland to near 20.6N 76.0W Sun evening; inland to near 22.1N 79.6W Mon morning; then into the extreme southeastern Gulf of Mexico near 23.4N 83.0W Mon evening with maximum sustained winds 50 kt gusts to 60 kt.


  High Low
Coastal 32° C
89° F
27° C
81° F
Inland 35° C
95° F
24° C
75° F
Hills 28° C
82° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES:
Low: 8:27 AM High: 2:29 PM
Low: 8:08 PM High: 2:16 AM (Tue)
Sunrise: 5:37 AM Moonrise: 11:05 AM
Sunset: 6:12 PM Moonset: 10:49 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:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/san-pedro

Philip S W Goldson International Airport:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belize/MZBZ?cm_ven=localwx_today

Belmopan:
https://www.wunderground.com/weather/bz/belmopan/17.26%2C-88.78

Caye Caulker:
http://cayecaulkerweather.com/weatherdata/caye-caulker-belize-live-weather-data.htm

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 12:10 PM

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Tropical Storm Laura

At 500 AM EDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Laura was located near latitude 20.8 North, longitude 78.9 West. Laura is moving toward the west-northwest near 21 mph (33 km/h), and this general motion with some decrease in forward speed is expected over the next couple of days. A turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday. On the forecast track, the center of Laura will move over the Caribbean Sea just offshore the southern coast of Cuba today, and move into the southeastern Gulf of Mexico by early Tuesday morning. Laura is then forecast to move over the central and northwestern Gulf of Mexico Tuesday night and Wednesday. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is expected, and Laura is forecast to become a hurricane by early Tuesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km) from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1000 mb (29.53 inches).

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Tropical Storm Marco

At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Marco was located near latitude 27.6 North, longitude 88.2 West. Marco is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h). Marco is forecast to approach the coast of Louisiana this afternoon, and then turn westward and move very close to the coast of Louisiana through Tuesday night. Data from the Hurricane Hunter plane indicate that maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 60 mph (95 km/h) with higher gusts. Further weakening is expected, and Marco is forecast to become a tropical depression late on Tuesday and dissipate on Wednesday. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km), primarily northeast of the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 1003 mb (29.62 inches).

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

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 01:23 PM

This morning on Ambergris Caye we have a clear sky and calm sea around our barrier reef with an expected high temperature for the day of 89 f.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 03:05 PM

At this present time, I am not sure what TROPICAL STORM LAURA is doing. It was originally expected to pas over or on the north side of Cuba, but now the weather people are saying the south side, which is where I show the orange circle top right. But the most active swellup area is the larger, 2nd circle I have show, near the middle, its cloud outpouring is straight towards Belize.. . So we need to watch which way it is going.

Looks as if this morning will be sunny with clouds building later, presently now Caribbean wind.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 25C 77F Yesterday max. 35C 94F Yesterday Rain 0 mm ( 0")
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 07:14 PM

Present Condition: Partly cloudy. Warm and generally fair conditions will continue to prevail over most areas.
24hr Forecast: Cloudy spells during the daytime and partly cloudy tonight. Isolated thunderstorms along with a few showers are possible over northern and inland areas this afternoon then over the Toledo district tonight. Elsewhere only isolated showers may develop.

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Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 07:18 PM

Flood Report and Forecast - August 24, 2020

River Conditions

REGION 7 - On the Blue Creek sub-catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas levels are above normal and falling. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are above normal and falling.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are below the spillways at Chalillo Mollejon and Vaca facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are below the low-level bridge and falling. The MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town is above normal steady. On the BELIZE RIVER, levels at Banana Bank and Double Run are above normal and receding slowly. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON levels remain below the causeway and receding slowly.

REGION 11 - River levels on the SIBUN RIVER near Freetown Sibun is above normal steady. Levels on the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village is normal and steady. The SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge is above normal and receding. The Swasey and Bladen branch of the MONKEY RIVER is above normal and receding slowly. Levels are above normal and receding on the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls. The MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek South is above normal and receding. Levels on the TEMASH RIVER near Crique Sarco is above normal and receding slowly.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER levels are above normal and steady.

FLOOD FORECAST

REGION 7 - On the Blue Creek sub-catchment of the RIO HONDO at Blue Creek above normal level is expected to continue and downstream at Santa Cruz, San Antonio, San Roman, and Douglas above normal levels is expected to recede to normal levels. On the NEW RIVER at Tower Hill and Caledonia levels are expected to recede to near normal levels.

REGION 9 - On the MACAL RIVER, reservoir levels are expected to recede at all dam facilities. At San Ignacio, levels are expected to remain below the low-level bridge. On the MOPAN RIVER at Benque Viejo Town, above normal levels are expected to recede to near normal levels. Levels are expected to continue to recede on the BELIZE RIVER at Banana Bank and Double Run. On the CROOKED TREE LAGOON receding levels are expected to continue over the next few days.

REGION 11 - Normal and steady levels are expected near Freetown Sibun on the SIBUN RIVER. On the SOUTHERN LAGOON near Gales Point Village, above normal and steady levels are expected. On the SITTEE RIVER at Kendal Bridge levels is expected to recede becoming normal during the next few days. The Swasey and Bladen branch of the MONKEY RIVER is expected to recede to near normal levels. On the RIO GRANDE at San Pedro Columbia and Big Falls above normal and falling levels are expected to continue over the next few days. Levels are expected to continue to recede on the MOHO RIVER at Jordan and Blue Creek. On the TEMASH RIVER at Crique Sarco levels are expected to continue to recede.

REGION 13 - On the SARSTOON RIVER above normal levels is expected to continue over the next few days.

The Next Flood Report and Forecast will be issued on Friday August 28, 2020 at 12 noon.
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 24, 2020 - 08/24/20 09:52 PM

The highly active area of TROPICAL STORM LAURA has not got any nearer to Belize, but its thin, high level spin off is now coming over Belize. But the regular easterly Caribbean winds have resumed, and some of their clouds have been getting heavy as they build up, causing some rain and thunder in a few places, this may increase a bit in some places.

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