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National Meteorological Service of Belize

 

Climate Section

 

Monthly Rainfall Summary for September 2014

 

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.

 

 

 

Climatologically, September is the month with the highest passage of Tropical Storms and Hurricane. This September no storm or cyclone affected the country. There were a total of six (6) tropical waves that crossed the country. These waves along with favourable upper level patterns, produced  significant amounts of rainfall, thus resulting in stations receiving Normal to Above Normal rainfall as indicated in the Table below.  


 

 

Table 1: Shows the monthly rainfall (mm) for September 2014 along with the Normal for September.

September 2014 RainFall(mm) for Stations across Belize.
Station Sep-14 Average(1981-2010) Normal (1981-2010) Result Normal % Result Average
Libertad 236 198.1 142.5-230.5 AN 119.1
Tower Hill 281.3 197 157.8-222.9 AN 142.7
La Milpa 180.6 207.2  N 87.2
St John's Belize City 293.2 261.1  AN 112.3
Airport 400 249.5 194.0-268.4 AN 160.3
La Democracia 428.6 246.2  AN 174.1
Belize Zoo 393.7 200.5  AN 196.4
Belmopan 338.4 250.2 213.0-278.9  AN 135.3
Spanish Lookout 163.8 176.3 125.2-196.5   N 92.9
Central Farm 221.8 177.4 140.0-203.9  AN 125
Barton Creek 447 199.6  AN 223.9
Baldy Beacon 230.9
Middlesex 365 348 289.5-390.2   N 104.8
Pomona 431.7 367 290.6-403.5   AN 117.6
Melinda 289 284.4 213.3-339.7    N 101.6
Savannah 595 365.6 325.9-384.8    AN 162.7
Bigfalls Plantation 600.9 314.1   AN 191.3
Punta Gorda 739.6 545.4 458.1-614.2    AN 135.6

 

 

 

Assessment of the country monthly average rainfall for September 2014  showed stations across the country received normal to above normal rainfall. Highest monthly toatl was recorded at Punta Gorda Station (739.6mm or 135.6 %) of the normal. The highest percentage of the normal was at Barton Creek 223.9%.


Next rainfall summary will be issued in the first week of November 2014.

 

 


 

 


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