Astronomical Info - Astronomical Information - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • - At 3:00am Subtropical Storm Ernesto was located near latitude 45.6N and longitude 36.4W or about 715 miles NW of the Azores Islands. Ernesto was moving to the NE at 25mph with maximum sustained winds of 45mph. -A large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms 500 miles ESE of the Windward Islands associated with a tropical wave has a low chance of development. - 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.

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Tides are created becasue the earth and moon are attracted to each other, just like magnets are attracted to each other. The moon tries to pull at anything on earth to bring it closer. But, the earth is able to hold onto everything except the water. Since the water is always moving, the earth cannot hold onto it, and the moon is able to pull at it. Each day, there are two high tides and two low tides. The ocean is constantly moving from high tide to low tides, and then back to high tide. Usually it takes about 12 hours and 25 minutes between the two high tides. There are different types of tides.

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