Staff - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • At 9:00am Tropical Storm Harvey was centered near latitude 13.1N and longitude 61.3W or about 50 miles SSW of St. Lucia. Harvey was moving to the West at 21mph with Maximum sustained winds of 40mph. An area of low pressure located about 750 miles east-northeast of the Leeward Islands has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next couple of days as it moves west-northwestward at about 20mph. Elsewhere, in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.

Hurricane Tips
  •  Fill sinks, bathtub and large containers with water as an extra supply for washing and flushing.
  •  During the hurricane season, fisher folks are strongly advised to stay informed via radio, listen to the weather bulletin before venturing out to sea. Move your boat to safe harbor early.
  •  Prepare your car in case of evacuation. Fill your tank and check your tires.
  •  Upon alert, farmers should harvest crops which can be stored, consumed and sold.

Head of Department

Catherine Cumberbatch

Catherine Cumberbatch

Chief Meteorologist

Derrick Rudon

Derrick Rudon

Deputy Chief Meteorologist

Synoptic


As forecasters of the National Meteorological Service, we are responsible to facilitate the aviation industry by providing a daily aviation forecast as well as a timely terminal aerodrome forecast. We are also tasked with providing timely weather forecast for the country. This includes a public forecast, marine forecast, fire forecast and of course the aviation forecast. These are published daily via our webpage, the national radio stations and television stations.

To accomplish these tasks, we must be trained in satellite analysis and forecast, as well as interpretation and use of the Doppler radar amongst other meteorological training.

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Ronald Gordon

Senior Climatologist

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Shanea Young

Meteorologist

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Angelía Guy

Meteorologist

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Michelle Smith

Meteorologist

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Francisca Wellington

Forecaster

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Michael Gentle

Forecaster

Climatology & Agrometeorology


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Maria Urizar

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Natalie Waight

Electronics & Information Technology


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Roy Thompson

Sr Electronic Technician

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Dwayne Scott

Electronic Technician

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Shanika Matura

Electronic Technician

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Egbert Westby

Instrument Technician

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Anthony Briceno

Instrument Technician

Radiosonde Operators

Meteorological Assistants / Weather Observers


The day to day duties of an observer is to make hourly surface observations of the surroundings. These observations include recording the temperatures, rainfall, observing the clouds, monitoring the visibility, recording pressure, etc. The observer sends the information they obtained from observing to the air traffic controllers so they can direct the plane up and down. If there is a dramatic change in the weather the observer is required to do a special obseravtion. Besides the surface observations the observers conduct upper air observations known as radiosonde, this is done twice a day at 5am and 5pm.

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Akiesha Maldonado

Weather Observer

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Martha Guzman

Weather Observer

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Leopoldo Coyoc

Weather Observer

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Stephen Gill

Weather Observer

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Tareek Matthews

Weather Observer

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Thomas Wright

Weather Observer

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Joni Velasquez

Weather Observer

General Office


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Jerriann Campbell

Administrative Assistant II

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Ava Flowers

Janitor

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Benito Medina

Caretaker

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Juan Botes

Driver

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Marlon Hyde

Security