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National Meteorological Service of Belize

 

Climate Section

 

Monthly Rainfall Summary for May 2015

 

Introduction

 

Rainfall summaries are prepared by the Climate Section of the National Meteorological Service of Belize. The meteorological service maintains a network of over 25 rainfall stations that are situated across the country mainly in agriculture area. Rainfall is read at 9:00am each morning and this represents the rainfall for the previous 24hours.


Climatological  the month May is the transition period from the dry to the wet season. The rain normally starts in the last two weeks of May  in the south of the country and works it ways to the north to start the wet season which starts the first of  June and run thru the end of November  or rather the Atlantic Basin  Hurricane season.  The main weather features that normally influence the weather are Upper Level Troughs and late season cold fronts.

This summary looks at the rainfall pattern for May 2015. The first three days in month of May were rather cool and slightly  wet and this was due to the close proximity of a  late season cold front near region. A dry and gusty east to south-easterly airflow prevails  thereafter,  up until the thirteen of the month.

An upper level trough supported a divergent pattern over the south which resulted  in showers and thunderstorms affecting the south of the country on the fourteen and fifteen. Two more upper level troughs   affected the country on the twenty-third  and the thirty-first, resulting  in showers and thunderstorms in the south of the country once more.

 

 

Table shows the rainfall for May 2015 against the normal (1981-2010).

Stations

May-15

Normal (1981-2010)

Result

 

 (mm)

 (mm)

 

Libertad

 65.4

 56.2 - 131.9

 Normal

Tower Hill

 29.1

 46.4 - 163.8

 Below Normal

Philip Goldon Int'l Airport

 80.6

 64.9 - 166.2

 Normal

Belmopan

 

 47.9 - 113.9

 

Central Farm

 28.6

 43.3 - 93.9

 Below Normal

Spanish Lookout

 62.0

 61.9 - 130.1

 Normal

Middlesex

 120.0

 115.2 - 206.8

 Normal

Melinda

 41.9

 83.7 - 177.8

 Below Normal

Savannah

 11.0

 79.1 - 168.1

 Below Normal

Punta Gorda

 220.2

 99.9 - 197.9

 Above Normal

 

In conclusion the Month of May 201 was mostly dry for the entire country for the first two weeks and in the last two  weeks the rain was right on its climatological trend with rain starting in the extreme south of the country.

 

The next rainfall summary will be out in the first week of July 2015.

 

 


 

 


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Libertad
Towerhill
La Milpa
Airport
ST.Johns
Belmopan
Central Farm
Pomona
Melinda
Spanish Lookout
Savannah   
Big Falls Plantation
Punta Gorda