|Monthly Rainfall Summary|
National Meteorological Service of Belize
Monthly Rainfall Summary for May 2014
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.
Climatologically, May is the transition month from the dry to the wet season. The first two weeks in May are usually dry. In the last two weeks the rains starts in south and work its way towards the north to start the rainy season.
May 2014 was a bit different from the normal. The first few days of May (1st-4th) the passage of a late season Cold Front along with upper level instability resulted in our weather being wet and unstable. A few stations in first week of the month received rainfall above their Normal. On the fifteen a second cold front crossed the country and produced outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms. Moisture increase in the south, that gave way to the development of showers and thunderstorms, which was an indication that the rainy season had started. The two frontal systems that affected the country resulted in most areas receiving above normal rainfall.
Table 1: Shows the monthly rainfall for March-April-May 2014 along with the Normal for May.
Note: Stations in red indicates less than 30yrs.
Assessment of the Country Rainfall
Assessment of the country monthly average rainfall for May 2014 for most stations showed Above Normal Rainfall .
Of the eighteen stations that was used for the assessment, .
Precipitation for the month of June 2014 is going for Normal rainfall for the entire country.
Next rainfall summary will be issued in the first week of July 2014.