Several agro-meteorological stations across the country are used to produce monthly and seasonal rainfall and temperature forecast. This is done by using the historical data observed at these stations, global and regional climate models, statistical models such as the Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) and Subjective inputs.
Based on these inputs, the Rainfall Forecast for the country for the month of February 2018 is for near normal rainfall across most of the country, with below normal rainfall in the north and above normal rainfall over the south.
Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in February 2018 are as follows:
|Region||Station||Rainfall Amount (mm)||Category|
|North||Libertad||25-30||Slightly Below Normal|
|North||Tower Hill||30-40||Near Normal|
|North||Rio Bravo||30-40||Near Normal|
|Central Inland Areas||Central Farm||60-70||Near Normal|
|Central Inland Areas||Belmopan||50-60||Near Normal|
|Central Coastal Areas||Airport||80-90||Near Normal|
|Mountainous Areas||Baldy Beacon||100-110||Near Normal|
|South||Pomona||100-120||Slightly Above Normal|
|South||Savannah||80-90||Slightly Above Normal|
|South||Punta Gorda||120-140||Above Normal|
The forecast is for Near Normal Average Temperature to prevail over northern and central inland areas of the country and Above Normal Average Temperatures over the southern portions of Belize and her coastal waters for the month of February 2018.
Average Daily Temperature values expected in February 2018 are as follows:
|District||Station||Mean Daily Temperature (°C)||Category|
|Orange Walk||Tower Hill||24.2||Near Normal|
|Orange Walk||Rio Bravo||23.4||Near Normal|
|Cayo||Central Farm||24||Near Normal|
|Cayo||Baldy Beacon||19.4||Near Normal|
|Stann Creek||Pomona||25.6||Above Normal|
|Toledo||Punta Gorda||24.9||Above Normal|
The rainfall and temperature forecast for February 2018 are summarized in the maps below with some approximate values that can be expected at some key stations across the country.
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Forecaster: Young, Shanea
Last Updated: Thu, Feb 08, 2018 | 07:26 PM
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