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 December 2017 is for near normal rainfall across most of the country, except for just above average rainfall in the south.
Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in December 2017 are as follows:
|Region||Station||Rainfall Amount (mm)||Category|
|North||Libertad||50-70||Slightly Below Normal|
|North||Tower Hill||55-75||Slightly Below Normal|
|North||Rio Bravo||50-70||Slightly Below Normal|
|Central Inland Areas||Central Farm||115-135||Near Normal|
|Central Inland Areas||Belmopan||135-155||Near Normal|
|Central Coastal Areas||Airport||135-155||Near Normal|
|Mountainous Areas||Baldy Beacon||200-240||Slightly Above Normal|
|South||Pomona||180-210||Slightly Above Normal|
|South||Savannah||145-165||Slightly Above Normal|
|South||Punta Gorda||200-240||Slightly Above Normal|
The forecast is for Above Normal Average Temperatures to prevail over Belize and her coastal waters for the month of December 2017.
Average Daily Temperature values expected in December 2017 are as follows:
|District||Station||Mean Daily Temperature (°C)||Category|
|Orange Walk||Tower Hill||24.6||Above Normal|
|Orange Walk||Rio Bravo||23.8||Above Normal|
|Cayo||Central Farm||24.5||Above Normal|
|Cayo||Baldy Beacon||19.1||Above Normal|
|Stann Creek||Pomona||25.2||Above Normal|
|Toledo||Punta Gorda||25.1||Above Normal|
The rainfall and temperature forecast for December 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: Young, Shanea
Last Updated: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 | 09:56 PM