|Monthly Rainfall Summary|
National Meteorological Service of Belize
Monthly Rainfall Summary for January 2017
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 the agricultural areas. Rainfall is read at 9:00am each morning and this represents the rainfall for the previous 24 hours.
The rainfall summary for January 2017 shows that with the exception of the Rio Bravo station located in the northwestern portion of the country, most stations recorded below their average rainfall for the month. Three cold fronts crossed the country during the month. However, only one of the cold fronts produced significant rainfall. The maps below show the total rainfall recorded at some key stations and how that total compares to the normal for the month of January. A similar comparison is shown by the bar graph that compares the recorded total for January 2017 againt the climatological norm for the month of January.
The next rainfall summary will be out before the middle of March 2017.