ERCAP - ERCAP - 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.

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ERCAP Project Background Summary

The National Meteorological Service is being included through the Belize Electricity Limited (BEL) in a project on Energy Resilience for Climate Adaptation (ERCAP).

Under the ERCAP’s Component 1: Long Term Planning and Capacity Building for Adaptation in the Energy Sector  the NMS stands to receive a total of six (6) hydro-meteorological automatic stations and six (6) automatic rain gauges to be placed in the Macal River basin for the monitoring of rainfall and water inputs to the Chalillo dam.  Under Component 2: Measures to Enhance Resilience of the Energy Sector, the NMS has submitted for (i) fourteen (14) automatic weather stations, (ii) two (2) field vehicles, (iii) a lightning detection system, (iv) training in radar image interpretation for BEL and NMS employees, (v) calibration of the radar to provide more accurate data and (f) updated software for the manipulation and display of radar data. 

See links below for additional information on ERCAP

 
 
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