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 August 2017 show that rainfall amounts were below normal over most areas of the country. The north was was the driest with rainfall totals up to 70% below normal, while in the south the dry spell was not as severe. The Toledo district saw rainfall totals of around 10-20% below normal in August 2017. The typically mid-summer drought or maga season was more severe and lasted longer this year. The maps below show the rainfall totals at some key stations and how these totals compare to the normal for the month of Augst. A similar comparison is show by the bar graph.
Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald
Last Updated: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | 07:36 PM