Belize Weather Forecast: September 28, 2021 - 09/28/21 12:03 PM
Belize Weather Forecast: September 28, 2021
The Caribbean Sea
There are two tropical waves in the Atlantic, and one in the Caribbean.
Numerous strong convection is noted in the SW Caribbean, being enhanced by the eastern Pacific monsoon trough, S of 12N between 76W to 82W. A surface trough extends south of Cuba and west of Jamaica from 21N79W to 17N79W. Scattered moderate convection is noted from 15N to 20N between 76W and 80W. Scattered thunderstorms are also noted south of Hispaniola and west of the Windward Islands. A weak pressure gradient across the Caribbean results in moderate to locally fresh trades, with the strongest winds found within 100 nm of N Colombia and NW Venezuela based on overnight scatterometer satellite pass. Seas of 3-5 ft are present in the central and SW Caribbean, while 1-3 ft are occurring in the E Caribbean and 1-2 ft elsewhere.
For the forecast, Hurricane Sam was near 17.2N 53.9W 953 mb at 5 AM EDT moving NW at 8 kt. Maximum sustained winds 115 kt gusts 140 kt. Sam will move to 17.9N 54.7W this afternoon, 18.8N 55.9W Wed morning, 19.9N 57.4W Wed afternoon, 21.3N 59.0W Thu morning, 23.2N 60.5W Thu afternoon, and 25.6N 61.5W Fri morning. Sam will change little in intensity as it moves north of the area early Sat. Meanwhile, moderate trades will continue over much of the Caribbean today. Gentle trades will then prevail over the Caribbean through Fri. Swells generated by Sam are forecast to continue off the Leeward Islands through the middle of the week.
Four Day Weather Outlook:
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