Forecast Discussion - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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.

ONLY LIGHT ISOL SHOWERS OCCURRED OVER N'RN BZE LATE THIS AFTERNOON/EVENING, AS NOTED ON RADAR IMAGERY. MEANWHILE, AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPED OVER THE MAYA MTN EARLY THIS AFTERNOON, BUT QUICKLY MOVING ACROSS THE W'RN BORDER WHERE IT DEVELOPED FURTHER. RELATIVELY THICK HIGH LEV CI CLOUDS SHEARED OFF THE TOP OF THE CB(S) AND SPREAD OVER S'RN BZE INTO THIS EVENING. THE 00Z SOUNDING SHOWED A RELATIVELY DRY AND MOSTLY STABLE ENVIRONMENT OVER THE AREA. ONLY THE LIFTED INDEX HINTED AT MARGINAL INSTABILITY. 

NHC 18Z SFCF ANALYSIS SHOWED THE NORTH ATLANTIC HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE EXTENDING OVER THE CARIBBEAN AND THE GULF OF MEXICO. SLIGHT TROUGHING OVER THE NW CARIBBEAN SUPPORTED AN E-NE'LY AIRFLOW OVER BZE COASTAL AREAS THIS AFTERNOON. FURTHER EAST, A TROPICAL WAVE WAS SHOWN EXTENDING S'WARD OF ABOUT 13N TO OVER FRENCH GUIANA. MEANWHILE, AT THE UPPER LEVS, THE CYCLONE OVER THE NE'RN GULF OF MEXICO HAD ASSOCIATED TROUGH EXTENDING OVER THE W'RN CARIBBEAN, WITH RIDGE ON EITHER SIDE. RIDGE EXTENED OVER MEXCIO FROM ANTICYCLONE OVER EPAC, AND EXTENDED OVER W'RN / CNTRL GYLF OF MEXICO, AND OVER BZE, GUATEMALA AREAS. THIS RIDGE SUPPORTED A CONVERGENT NW'LY AIRFLOW ALOFT, AND A SIMILAR PATTERN IS SUGGESTED BY GFS FOR TOMORROW. 

THE MODELS (GFS, NAM, WRF) SUGGEST LOW AMTS OF PRECIP DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, IN ISOLATED COVERAGE... TO OCCUR ESPECIALLY OVER INLAND AREAS ESPECIALLY DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. BY TUESDAY, SOME INCREASE IN MOISTURE / PRECIP ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED AS THE LOW LEV TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO MOVE OVER BZE AREA, WHILE THE UPPER LEB ROUGH ALSO MEANDERS WESTWARD, LEAVING BZE UNDER ITS DIVERGENT SIDE. 

PARTLY CLOUDY TONIGHT AND MOSTLY SUNNY TOMORROW. SHOWERS WILL BE ISOLATED, WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW MORE OR AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO DEVELOPING INLAND TOMORROW AFTERNOON.
FOR SUNDAY NIGHT AND MONDAY IS FOR SIMILAR WEATHER CONDITIONS.
Winds Seas Waves
East | 10-20 kts Choppy-Moderate 3-5 ft

Forecaster: Guy, Angelia

Last Updated: Sat, May 19, 2018 | 07:26 PM