Monthly Rainfall Summary - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • For the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and 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

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.

Monthly Rainfall Summary

Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 17, 2017 | 07:36 PM