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NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE

 


 

 

Month:

July, 2014


The weather at the start of July was pleasant. No change to the pleasant weather occurred the following day as weather charts located a tropical wave along 84°W.On Thursday (3rd) the Belize radar located showers in lines over inland Belize and thunderstorms in the south of the country. An easterly surface flow prevailed as the tropical wave moved to 86-87°W.Friday’s weather (4th) started out cloudy with intense showers in the south. Middlesex in the Stann Creek district measured 95mm for the 24hour period. Big Falls Plantation in the Toledo district recorded 84mm. The rainfall produced localized flooding at some villages in the southern areas as well. Later that day the tropical wave headed west of Belize with its axis along 91°W.At the same time weather charts located another tropical wave with axis along 70-71°W.The easterly flow persisted as the weather turned out sunny for Saturday during the day. By Saturday evening, showers started to occur more frequently along southern coastal Belize. The showers continued Saturday night into Sunday morning especially over coastal and central Belize. The wave axis was located west of Belize. Another wave was located over the central Caribbean and heading west. Our weather improved during Sunday evening.

Weather conditions remained mostly sunny for Monday (7th). Showers occurred in the south during the early morning hours of Tuesday (8th). An east to southeasterly surface flow generated by a ridge extending across western Cuba produced good weather for several days (9th to 11th). On Friday (11th) the water vapour loop showed a slight increase in moisture at the upper levels. Surface analysis detected two (2) tropical waves (one over the central Caribbean along 78-79°W); the other over the eastern Caribbean near 68°W.The surface analysis for Saturday (12th) positioned the first tropical wave over Belize, while the other wave was aligned along 76°W.The surface flow was a moderate easterly, while the upper level wind pattern was divergent. High moisture content persisted based on the water vapour imagery. Showers and thunderstorms occurred over central and southern Belize during the day. The weather turned more showery on Sunday (13th) with showers and thunderstorms commencing in the south late Saturday night and Sunday morning. During the day cloudy and showery weather occurred over most districts. Radar observations, however, revealed most showers occurred in the Belize district and coastal areas. The tropical wave axis was aligned along 85°W.

Much more showers and thunderstorms occurred over central and coastal areas on Monday (14th). The International Airport measured 49.6mm, followed by La Democracia with 46.0mm and Belize Zoo with 35.8mm.Savannah in the Stann Creek district recored the most rainfall with 59mm.The surface analysis positioned the tropical wave west of Belize (along 89°W). The upper level environment remained very divergent over the region and Belize. Though the precipitation evolved to light and moderate rain later on Monday, skies remained cloudy. For much of the week, the weather remained sunny, warm and mostly dry. The surface flow was east to southeasterly. Surface charts detected a tropical wave along 81°W on Wednesday (16th). The wave moved to 86-87°W on Thursday (17th) as the dry weather persisted. Little changed with our weather pattern to the weekend.

On Monday (21st) the surface flow was a light easterly. A tropical wave was positioned along 85°W.On Tuesday (22nd) a few thunderstorms developed in the south during the early morning. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the approaching tropical wave occurred late Tuesday evening. The showers affected mainly coastal, central and portions of northern Belize. By Thursday (24th) our weather shaped up much improved. Showers continued to occur in the south on Friday, while the weather turned out sunny elsewhere. The tropical wave was over the central Caribbean with axis from 19°N70°W to 13°N72°W.The wave was heading west at 20kts.Skies remained cloudy for much of the country on Saturday (26th).A few showers and isolated thunderstorms occurred over southern and central Belize. The tropical wave was west of Jamaica. The upper level flow over Belize was diffluent and divergent. Surface flow was east to northeasterly. By Saturday evening the wave axis was just east of the coast of Nicaragua. Another tropical wave was over the central Caribbean and heading west. Showers and thunderstorms persisted in the south late Saturday night in to Sunday morning as the tropical wave crossed the country. The north of the country continued to enjoy better weather during Sunday.

 

The weather at the start of July was pleasant. No change to the pleasant weather occurred the following day as weather charts located a tropical wave along 84°W.On Thursday (3rd) the Belize radar located showers in lines over inland Belize and thunderstorms in the south of the country. An easterly surface flow prevailed as the tropical wave moved to 86-87°W.Friday’s weather (4th) started out cloudy with intense showers in the south. Middlesex in the Stann Creek district measured 95mm for the 24hour period. Big Falls Plantation in the Toledo district recorded 84mm. The rainfall produced localized flooding at some villages in the southern areas as well. Later that day the tropical wave headed west of Belize with its axis along 91°W.At the same time weather charts located another tropical wave with axis along 70-71°W.The easterly flow persisted as the weather turned out sunny for Saturday during the day. By Saturday evening, showers started to occur more frequently along southern coastal Belize. The showers continued Saturday night into Sunday morning especially over coastal and central Belize. The wave axis was located west of Belize. Another wave was located over the central Caribbean and heading west. Our weather improved during Sunday evening.

 

Weather conditions remained mostly sunny for Monday (7th). Showers occurred in the south during the early morning hours of Tuesday (8th). An east to southeasterly surface flow generated by a ridge extending across western Cuba produced good weather for several days (9th to 11th). On Friday (11th) the water vapour loop showed a slight increase in moisture at the upper levels. Surface analysis detected two (2) tropical waves (one over the central Caribbean along 78-79°W); the other over the eastern Caribbean near 68°W.The surface analysis for Saturday (12th) positioned the first tropical wave over Belize, while the other wave was aligned along 76°W.The surface flow was a moderate easterly, while the upper level wind pattern was divergent. High moisture content persisted based on the water vapour imagery. Showers and thunderstorms occurred over central and southern Belize during the day. The weather turned more showery on Sunday (13th) with showers and thunderstorms commencing in the south late Saturday night and Sunday morning. During the day cloudy and showery weather occurred over most districts. Radar observations, however, revealed most showers occurred in the Belize district and coastal areas. The tropical wave axis was aligned along 85°W.

 

Much more showers and thunderstorms occurred over central and coastal areas on Monday (14th). The International Airport measured 49.6mm, followed by La Democracia with 46.0mm and Belize Zoo with 35.8mm.Savannah in the Stann Creek district recored the most rainfall with 59mm.The surface analysis positioned the tropical wave west of Belize (along 89°W). The upper level environment remained very divergent over the region and Belize. Though the precipitation evolved to light and moderate rain later on Monday, skies remained cloudy. For much of the week, the weather remained sunny, warm and mostly dry. The surface flow was east to southeasterly. Surface charts detected a tropical wave along 81°W on Wednesday (16th). The wave moved to 86-87°W on Thursday (17th) as the dry weather persisted. Little changed with our weather pattern to the weekend.

 

On Monday (21st) the surface flow was a light easterly. A tropical wave was positioned along 85°W.On Tuesday (22nd) a few thunderstorms developed in the south during the early morning. Showers and thunderstorms associated with the approaching tropical wave occurred late Tuesday evening. The showers affected mainly coastal, central and portions of northern Belize. By Thursday (24th) our weather shaped up much improved. Showers continued to occur in the south on Friday, while the weather turned out sunny elsewhere. The tropical wave was over the central Caribbean with axis from 19°N70°W to 13°N72°W.The wave was heading west at 20kts.Skies remained cloudy for much of the country on Saturday (26th).A few showers and isolated thunderstorms occurred over southern and central Belize. The tropical wave was west of Jamaica. The upper level flow over Belize was diffluent and divergent. Surface flow was east to northeasterly. By Saturday evening the wave axis was just east of the coast of Nicaragua. Another tropical wave was over the central Caribbean and heading west. Showers and thunderstorms persisted in the south late Saturday night in to Sunday morning as the tropical wave crossed the country. The north of the country continued to enjoy better weather during Sunday.

Cloudy skies with showers and thunderstorms continued to occur over southern Belize late Sunday into Monday morning. The tropical wave was along 85°W on Monday morning. The moist and unstable environment produced cloudy to over cast skies from Monday morning. Though showers decreased during the afternoon, skies remained cloudy. The wave crossed Belize during the early afternoon. The weather improved through Tuesday (29th) as a light east to southeasterly surface flow developed. A slack pressure gradient prevailing over the western Caribbean and coastal Belize maintained light surface winds and warm daytime temperatures for the final days of July, 2014. 

Click on the map links below for the July,2014 rainfall and temperature maps:

rr july2014 kriga       ttmax july2014 krig  ttmin july2014 krig

 

       


Forecaster:

F.Tench Jr.