Monthly Weather Summary - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 April 2018     |     Print Forecast

APRIL IN BELIZE IS THE DRIEST MONTH OF THE YEAR. THE FIRST TWO DAYS OF APRIL 2018, WERE WARM, BUT NOT COMPLETELY DRY. ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE OBSERVED OVER THE NORTH AND SOUTH OF THE COUNTRY. THE THIRD DAY WAS DRY. NO RAINFALL FELL! DURING THE FOLLOWING THREE DAYS ISOLATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WERE OBSERVED AND MOSTLY OVER THE MAYA MOUNTAINS. FROM THE SEVENTH TO THE NINTH, NO RAINFALL ACTIVITY WAS OBSERVED AROUND THE COUNTRY.

FROM THE TENTH TO THE FOURTEENTH, AN INCREASE IN PRECIPITABLE WATER AND HIGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES SUPPORTED ISOLATED TO A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE MAYA MOUNTAINS AND OVER THE TOLEDO DISTRICT. ON THE FIFTEENTH MORNING, PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITY SUPPORTED SEVERAL OUTBREAKS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AFFECTED NORTHERN DISTRICTS AND CAYES. THE COLD FRONT CROSSED THE COUNTRY DURING THE FIFTEENTH NIGHT, BECOMING WELL ESTABLISHED SOUTHEAST OF BELIZE ON THE SIXTEENTH. ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE OBSERVED THAT DAY.

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY WAS DRY WITH NO RAINFALL ACTIVITY. HOWEVER, ALL REMAINING DAYS TO THE END OF THE MONTH WAS A RAIN DAY. SOME DAYS WERE AFFECTED BY HEAVIER AND MORE INTENSE RAINFALL THAN OTHERS. THE TWENTY-SEVENTH AND TWENTY-EIGHT FOR EXAMPLE WERE AFFECTED BY PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITIES WITH SEVERAL OUTBREAKS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS, SEVERE AT TIMES. OVER AN INCH OF RAINFALL WAS RECORDED AT SOME STATIONS IN THE CENTRAL REGIONS OF THE COUNTRY, ALONG WITH HAILSTONE ACTIVITY. THE ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT DID NOT CROSS THE COUNTRY. HIGH PRECIPITABLE WATER AND HIGH AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES SUPPORTED ISOLATED TO A FEW SHOWERS AROUND THE COUNTRY ON THE OTHER DAYS.

IN CONCLUSION, APRIL 2018 WAS NOT TOTALLY DRY. THERE WERE ONLY EIGHT DAYS WITH NO RAINFALL ACTIVITY. MEASURING RAINFALL READINGS ALONGSIDE THE CLIMATOLOGICAL NORM SUGGESTS THAT RAINFALL WAS ABOVE AVERAGE IN BELIZE FOR APRIL 2018. HOWEVER, TEMPERATURES, MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM WERE WITHIN THE NORMAL RANGE. IN ADDITION, ONE COLD FRONT CROSSED THE COUNTRY THIS MONTH AND WAS A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE ABOVE NORMAL RAINFALL.

Monthly Weather Summary

StationTotal Monthly Rainfall (mm)Normal Monthly Rainfall (mm)
Philip Goldson Airport26.657.2
Belmopan53.138.5
Central Farm48.950.1
Pomona105.466.2
Spanish Lookout74.137.5
Melinda7651
Savannah Forest Stn44.860.3
Punta Gorda Agri. Stn165.382.6
Philip Goldson Airport26.657.2
Belmopan53.138.5

Forecaster: Wellington, Francisca

Last Updated: Wed, May 09, 2018 | 01:17 PM