Monthly Rainfall Forecast - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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.
 March 2018

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  March 2018 is for near normal rainfall across  most of the country,  with  below normal rainfall in the north .

Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in March 2018 are as follows:

RegionStationRainfall Amount (mm)Category
NorthLIbertad20-30Slightly Below Normal
NorthTower Hill20-30Near Normal
NorthRio Bravo25-35Near Normal
Central Inland AreasCentral Farm45-55Near Normal
Central Inland AreasBelmopan45-55Near Normal
Central Coastal AreasAirport45-55Near Normal
Mountainous AreasBaldy Beacon65-75Near Normal
SouthPomona60-70Near Normal
SouthSavannah50-60Near Normal
SouthPunta Gorda80-90Slightly Above Nomal

The forecast is for Near Normal Average Temperature to prevail over most areas of Belize and her coastal waters for the month of  March 2018.

Average Daily Temperature values expected in March 2018 are as follows:

DistrictStationMean Daily Temperature (°C)Category
CorozalLibertad26.2Above Normal
Orange WalkTower Hill26.1Above Normal
Orange WalkRio Bravo26Above Normal
BelizeAirport26.7Above Normal
CayoCentral Farm26.2Above Normal
CayoBelmopan25.9Above Normal
CayoBaldy Beacon21.3Above Normal
Stann CreekPomona26.6Above Normal
ToledoSavannah28Above Normal
ToledoPunta Gorda25.9Above Normal

The rainfall and temperature forecast for March 2018 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: Wed, Mar 07, 2018 | 09:39 PM