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National Meteorological Service of Belize

 

Climate Section

 

Monthly Rainfall Summary for June 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, June is the start of the wet and hurricane season.  The main influence of the weather in June are the passages of tropical waves, low pressure and upper level troughs.  June 2014 saw the passages of a few tropical waves , along with surface and upper level troughs. The rainfall produced by these systems were not significant , thus resulting in all stations across the country receiving rainfall below their normal as indicated in Graph and Table below. 

 

 june 2014

 

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

 

Station

June(2014)

Normal

% (Normal 1981-2010)

Libertad

53.2

207.8

25.6

Tower Hill

102.2

196.7

51.8

Rio Bravo

122.6

210.7

58.1

Philip Goldson Airport

20.1

218.6

9

Belize Zoo

161.8

271.6

59.6

Barton Creek

87

123.4

70.5

Belmopan

103.5

284.8

36.4

Pomona

136.1

344.5

39.5

Central Farm

100.4

171.7

58.4

Melinda

52.3

258.6

20.2

Savannah  

223.2

294

75.9

Punta Gorda

359.3

436.7

82.2

 

Assessment of the country monthly average rainfall for June 2014  showed Below  Normal Rainfall.

The international Airport received only nine (9) % of its normal, this is the lowest value in the 1981-2010 normal. Libertad and Melinda got 25.6 and 20.2  % of their normal. Punta Gorda received more than 80% of its normal.


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

 

 


 

 


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