Monthly Rainfall Forecast - 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.
 August 2017

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 August 2017 is for below normal rainfall over most areas of the country.

Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in August 2017 are as follows:

RegionStationRainfall Amount (mm)Category
NorthLibertad50-80BELOW NORMAL
NorthTower Hill60-90BELOW NORMAL
NorthRio Bravo50-70BELOW NORMAL
Central Inland AreasCentral Farm90-110BELOW NORMAL
Central Inland AreasBelmopan110-150BELOW NORMAL
Central Coastal AreasAirport110-150BELOW NORMAL
Mountainous AreasBaldy Beacon70-90BELOW NORMAL
SouthPomona270-330BELOW NORMAL
SouthSavannah180-240BELOW NORMAL
SouthPunta Gorda480-580SLIGHTLY BELOW NORMAL

The forecast is for Above Normal Average Temperatures to prevail over Belize and her coastal waters for the month of  August 2017.

Average Daily Temperature values expected in August 2017 are as follows:

DistrictStationMean Daily Temperature (°C)Category
CorozalLibertand28.7Above Normal
Orange WalkTower Hill29Above Normal
Orange WalkRio Bravo28.2Above Normal
BelizeAirport29Above Normal
CayoCentral Farm28.4Above Normal
CayoBelmopan28.1Above Normal
CayoBaldy Beacon22.9Above Normal
Stann CreekPomona28.7Above Normal
ToledoSavannah28.5Above Normal
ToledoPunta Gorda28.2Above Normal

The rainfall and temperature forecast for August 2017 are summarized in the maps below with some approximate values that can be expected at some key stations across the country.


The information is provided with the understanding that The National Meteorological Service makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the Outlook. The information may be used freely by the public with appropriate acknowledgement of its source, but shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material.

Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald

Last Updated: Sat, Aug 12, 2017 | 02:32 PM