Monthly Weather Summary - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 July 2017     |     Print Forecast

MOIST AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS PREVAILED DURING SATURDAY 1ST AND SUNDAY 2ND. A GUSTY EAST-SOUTHEASTERLY AIRFLOW PREVAILED AT THE SURFACE AND LOW LEVELS WHILE A TROPICAL UPPER TROPOSPHERIC TROUGH EXTENDED TO A LOW OVER YUCATAN AND CONTINUED SOUTH TO GUATEMALA. A TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED THE COUNTRY OVERNIGHT AND A DIVERGENT SOUTH-WESTERLY UPPER LEVEL FLOW SUPPORTED DEVELOPMENT OF AN MCS OVER THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY WITH PUNTA GORDA RECORDING 125MM OF RAINFALL BY DAYBREAK. A FEW SHOWERS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY AS THE TROPICAL WAVE MOVED AWAY WHILE ISOLATED SHOWER ACTIVITY AFFECTED MOST OTHER AREAS DURING MONDAY 3RD. BY THE 4TH SHOWER ACTIVITY CONTINUED GENERALLY ISOLATED OVER MOST AREAS, EXCEPT FOR A FEW MORE OVER THE SOUTH AT NIGHT-TIME.

MOIST AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS PREVAILED AS ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHED AND CROSSED THE COUNTRY DURING WEDNESDAY 5TH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER SOUTHERN COASTAL WATERS AND SPREAD TO SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS DURING THE NIGHT WITH SHOWERS AND RAIN SPREADING TO THE NORTH DURING THE DAYTIME. HEAVY RAINFALL AFFECTED THE CENTRAL AREAS OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE MORNING OF THURSDAY 6TH, DECREASING DURING THE AFTERNOON. AN INACTIVE TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED THE COUNTRY THURSDAY 7TH AND MAINLY FAIR WEATHER PREVAILED OVER MOST AREAS DURING THE 7TH AND 8TH, EXCEPT FOR A FEW NIGHT-TIME SHOWERS OVER THE SOUTH.

NOCTURNAL SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO AFFECT THE SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS, THEN A TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED OVER-NIGHT MONDAY 10TH INTO TUESDAY 11TH. AVAILABLE MOISTURE INCREASED WITH THIS WAVE AND PERSISTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY 12TH AS ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE SOUTH THEN SPREAD TO CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AREAS DURING THE DAYTIME. MAINLY FAIR WEATHER PREVAILED DURING THURSDAY 13TH BUT HEAVY RAINFALL AFFECTED THE TOLEDO DISTRICT DURING THE NIGHT WITH RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 1-3 INCHES AT A COUPLE STATIONS. DURING FRIDAY 14TH AND SATURDAY 15TH AN UPPER LEVEL LOW WAS CENTERED OVER YUCATAN AND SUPPORTED A DIVERGENT PATTERN ALOFT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED MOSTLY THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

A TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED THE COUNTRY BETWEEN 18Z AND 24Z SUNDAY 16TH AND A GUSTY EAST-SOUTHEASTERLY AIRFLOW SUPPORTED A LINE OF SHOWERS ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN AREAS THROUGH MID-DAY. AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE MAYA MOUNTAINS.

MAINLY FAIR WEATHER PREVAILED DURING MONDAY 17TH THEN YET ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE CROSSED OVER-NIGHT INTO TUESDAY 18TH. HOWEVER WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUED MAINLY FAIR. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED MOST AREAS DURING THE EARLY MORNING OF WEDNESDAY 19TH BECOMING GENERALLY ISOLATED DURING THE AFTERNOON AND THROUGH THURSDAY 20TH. A FEW EARLY MORNING SHOWERS AFFECTED THE SOUTH DURING FRIDAY 21ST WITH GENERALLY ISOLATED ACTIVITY ELSEWHERE AND AFTER. A RELATIVELY INACTIVE TROPICAL WAVE (THE REMNANTS OF TROPICAL STORM DON) CROSSED THE COUNTRY OVER-NIGHT AND MAINLY FAIR WEATHER CONTINUED DURING THE MORNING WITH SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTING SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND THROUGH-OUT THE NIGHT. RELATIVELY MOIST AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS PREVAILED DURING SUNDAY 23RD THROUGH TUESDAY 25TH AS A TROPICAL WAVE APPROACHED AND CROSSED THE COUNTRY AND WAS ENHANCED BY DIVERGENT UPPER LEVEL CONDITIONS. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED MOSTLY SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL AREAS DURING THE NIGHT-TIME.

MAINLY FAIR WEATHER CONDITIONS WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS PREVAILED DURING WEDNESDAY 26TH. A UPPER LEVEL TROUGH TO THE NORTH PROVIDED ENHANCEMENT FOR DIURNAL CONVECTION THROUGH FRIDAY 28TH. A FEW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED OVER THE TOLEDO DISTRICT DURING THE NIGHT-TIME WITH SIMILAR CONDITIONS INLAND DURING PEAK DAYTIME HEATING HOURS. WEATHER CONDITIONS WERE MAINLY FAIR DURING THE DAYTIME OF SATURDAY 29TH AND SUNDAY 30TH, HOWEVER NIGHT-TIME SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED OVER THE SOUTH.

Monthly Weather Summary

StationTotal Monthly Rainfall (mm)Normal Monthly Rainfall (mm)
Libertad (Corozal)79.2175.8
Tower Hill (Orange Walk)119.5178.3
Philip Goldson Airport208.7212
Belmopan224.2279.8
Central Farm226.6218.7
Spanish Lookout191.5212
Pomona293.6336
Melinda259.4253.2
Savannah Forest Stn270.7286.9
Punta Gorda Agri. Stn819.3678.8

Forecaster: Gentle, Michael

Last Updated: Sun, Sep 10, 2017 | 07:07 PM