|Monthly Rainfall Summary|
National Meteorological Service of Belize
Monthly Rainfall Summary for December 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, December is the first month of the transition period from wet season to the the dry season. The main weather systems that usually impacts the country are cold fronts, upper level troughs and surface troughs. These systems at times can produced sysnificant amounts of rainfall over the country. In December 2014 two cold fronts and surface trough crossed the country. The rainfall that occured from these systems impacted the north of the country. Data collected from the stations in the north showed that the rainfall was above normal, the rest country all received below normal rainfall, as indicated in the Graph 1 below.
Table 1: Shows the monthly rainfall (mm) for December 2014 along with the Normal for December.
Assessment of the country monthly average rainfall for Decmber 2014 showed that stations in the north of the country received Above normal rainfall and Below normal over the rest of the country. Highest monthly total was recorded at La Milpa (Rio Bravo) (170.2mm or 278. 1%) of the normal. The lowest monthly total was at Spanish Lookout (70.9mm or 62.6%) of the normal.