ERCAP - ERCAP - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • At 9:00pm, Hurricane Maria was located near 21.0N, 70.2W or 65mls ESE of Grand Turk Island. Maria was moving NW at 8mph with maximum sustained winds of 125mph. Tropical Storm Jose has become Post Tropical.

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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