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Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020

Posted By: Marty

Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 12:03 PM

Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020


General Situation:
Ambergris Caye: Conditions this morning by Elbert just before or after this post!
Belize NMS: Present Condition: Mostly cloudy this morning. A gradual increase in moisture is expected during the next 24 hours.
Advisories: *Residents, especially those inland area advised to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible.*
24-hour forecast: Sunny skies with some cloudy spells today and cloudy skies at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms will affect coastal Toledo and Stann Creek districts this morning and tonight and inland areas of the country this afternoon. Only isolated showers are expected elsewhere.
Winds: E-SE, 10-20 kts
Sea State: Moderate
Waves: 4-6 ft.
Sea Surface Temperature (°f): 86
Outlook: A few showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain will affect most areas of the country on Thursday, increasing on Thursday night.
Sargassum Forecast from August 26, 2020 to September 02, 2020: Latest observations show a few Sargassum mats offshore and along coastal areas of the country. There is a high chance of these mats landing on local beaches in the coming days producing moderate impacts. San Pedro has a high probability and a moderate expected impact.
Tropical Weather Outlook: At 3:00 am Hurricane Laura was centered near latitude 26.1N, longitude 90.7W, or about 315 miles SSE of Lake Charles, Louisiana. No new tropical cyclone is expected to form in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico during the next 48 hours. Click for more...

Marine Conditions:

The Caribbean Sea

An upper level cyclonic circulation center is about 100 nm to the WSW of Jamaica. Upper level cyclonic wind flow covers the Caribbean Sea from the Mona Passage westward. This is the same upper level cyclonic circulation center that has been within 700 nm to 900 nm or so from what is now Hurricane Laura, during the last few days. A surface trough is along 27N70W in the Atlantic Ocean, to Haiti. Precipitation: widely scattered to scattered moderate and isolated strong covers the Caribbean Sea from 20N southward from the Mona Passage westward.

A tropical wave is along 91W/92W, from 16N southward, moving W 15 to 20 knots. The tropical wave extends from Guatemala southward, into the eastern Pacific Ocean. The monsoon trough is along 11N73W in NE Colombia, northwestward beyond central Nicaragua, through southern Honduras, El Salvador, southern Guatemala, along the coast of Mexico near the Gulf of Tehuantepec, and beyond 17N102W, into the eastern Pacific Ocean. Precipitation: widely scattered moderate to isolated strong is between Guatemala and Mexico along 98W.

Atlantic Ocean high pressure will shift southward, gradually, through the next few days. Expect an increase of trade winds in the central and northeastern sections of the Caribbean Sea. A tropical wave is expected to move across the eastern Caribbean Sea from Thursday through Friday.


  High Low
Coastal 31° C
88° F
28° C
82° F
Inland 35° C
95° F
24° C
75° F
Hills 28° C
82° F
20° C
68° F
TIDES:
Low: 11:02 AM High: 5:23 PM
Low: 9:56 PM High: 4:26 AM (Thu)
Sunrise: 5:38 AM Moonrise: 1:06 PM
Sunset: 6:10 PM Moonset: 12:30 AM (Thu)




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 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 12:04 PM

LAURA EXPECTED TO RAPIDLY STRENGTHEN TO A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE... ...FORECAST TO PRODUCE A LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGE, EXTREME WINDS, AND FLASH FLOODING OVER EASTERN TEXAS AND LOUISIANA LATER TODAY

At 400 AM CDT (0900 UTC), the center of Hurricane Laura was located near latitude 26.1 North, longitude 90.7 West. Laura is moving toward the northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h) and this general motion should continue today, and a north-northwestward motion is forecast tonight. On the forecast track, Laura should approach the Upper Texas and southwest Louisiana coasts on this evening and move inland near those areas tonight or Thursday morning. Satellite data indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. Laura is forecast to become a category 4 hurricane today, and is expected to be a major hurricane at landfall. Rapid weakening is expected after Laura makes landfall. Laura is becoming a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 70 miles (110 km) from the center and tropical-storm- force winds extend outward up to 175 miles (280 km). The estimated minimum central pressure is 973 mb (28.73 inches).

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

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 01:26 PM

On Ambergris Caye this morning a 22 mph wind from the East is creating rough sea conditions around our barrier reef. The expected high temperature for the day is 88f.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 04:16 PM

That HURRICANE LAURA has really spun up very fast in the Gulf, it went from low Cat.1 to Cat.3 over night, still sending some of its high level out-pouring's over us. The easterly Caribbean winds have now been able to return. They are also bringing in significant ITCZ swell up activity, now touching Honduras.

Looks as if we will have variable weather today, even rapid changes, sun, cloud, and the possibility of some rain.

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Temperatures in Belmopan : ( Coast usually cooler, hills even cooler )
Last night min. 26C 79F Yesterday max. 34C 93F Yesterday Rain 1.1 mm ( 0.04")
Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 05:57 PM

Present Condition: Mostly clear. A gradual increase in showery activity is expected during the next 24-36 hours.
24hr Forecast: Sunny with some cloudy spells during the daytime and cloudy at times tonight. A few showers and isolated thunderstorms are expected mainly over inland areas this afternoon, and over southern districts tonight, while being isolated elsewhere. Activity will then increase starting along the coast tomorrow morning.

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Live Beach Cam at Blue Water Grill

Posted By: Marty

Re: Belize Weather Forecast: August 26, 2020 - 08/26/20 09:55 PM

Swellups due clashing of high level from the NE and Caribbean clouds from the east.

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