|Monthly Rainfall Summary|
National Meteorological Service of Belize
Monthly Rainfall Summary for September 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, 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.
Assessment of the country monthly average rainfall for September 2014 showed stations across the country received normal to above normal rainfall. Highest monthly total 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%.