Monthly Rainfall Summary - 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.
 July 2017

Rainfall summaries are prepared by the climate section of the National Meteorological Service of Belize. The NMS of Belize maintains a network of over 25 rainfall stations that are situated primarily in the agricultural regions of the country.  Rainfall is read at 9am each morning and this represents the accumulated rainfall for the previous day.

The rainfall summary for July 2017 show that rainfall amounts were well below normal over the north as well as over the mountainous region (Baldy Beacon area) while other parts of the country saw normal to above normal rainfall.   The month started out quite wet for the first week or two and then the mid-summer drought set in around mid-month causing the rest of the month to be relatively dry. The maps below show the rainfall totals at some key stations and how these totals compare to the normal for the month of July. A similar comparison is show by the bar graph.

Monthly Rainfall Summary

Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald

Last Updated: Mon, Aug 14, 2017 | 08:54 AM