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Monthly Weather Summary

NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE


Month:

MAY 2016


 

May in Belize is considered the hottest month of the year.  Indeed May 2016 was hot, but it also proved to be more.

From the first to the fourth, dry and stable conditions prevailed. No rainfall was recorded at any of the stations. On the fourth night, however, pre-frontal activities supported an outbreak of showers and thunderstorms which moved from north to south across the country.

On the fifth, the trailing cold front crossed the country without producing any rainfall.  Showers were observed late that night over the extreme south  of the country. 

From the sixth to the fifteenth, isolated to a few showers were all that were observed around the country.  The bulk of these were observed over the extreme south.

From the sixteenth, to the end of the month, fair, warm and mostly dry conditions prevailed. 

In conclusion, high temperatures were recorded, but none record breaking. One cold front crossed the country between the fourth and fifth of the month.  Even though pre-frontal activities supported showers and thunderstorms, all other days were mostly dry.  The final rainfall data shows most of the stations recorded well below the average. In fact, data shows record breaking amounts far below the normal.

 May 2016 rainfall

 

Station

May2016

Normal

 

Libertad        

NA

103.4

 

Tower Hill 

39.8

118.3

 

Rio Bravo La Milpa

9.7

110.1

 

Philip Goldson Airport

11.7

138.2

 

St John's Belize City

           NA

82.6

 

Belize Zoo

62

121.3

 

La Democracia

53.5

NA

 

Belmopan

52.1

96.5

 

Central Farm

13.5

91

 

Spanish Lookout

NA

106.7

 

Baldy Beacon

13.4

254.9

 

Humminbird Hershey

128.2

143.8

 

Middlesex

NA

180.4

 

Pomona

45.1

207.5

 

Melinda

42

158.7

 

Savannah Forest Stn        

44.3

129.1

 

Punta Gorda Agri. Stn

32

180.5

 

 

 



 

Forecaster:

Wellington