|Monthly Rainfall Summary|
National Meteorological Service of Belize
Monthly Rainfall Summary for October 2013
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, October is the second month with the highest frequency for tropical cyclone. The month is also characterizes by moist and unstable airflow, that normally resulted from the nearness or the passages of cold fronts.
October 2013 no cyclone crossed or affected the country. Areas of low pressure , upper level troughs and the nearest of a cold front were the dominant features in October, which resulted in the weather to be extremely wet and unstable. Rainfall data collected from weather stations across the country showed that all stations received rainfall way above their normal as noted in the table 1 below. These high amounts of rainfall totals caused several parts of the country to be affected by flooding. These flood caused several damages to Agriculture Industry and also the Loss of One Life. The entire country is not experiencing any sort of Drought and this is projected remain this way through January 2014.
Table 1: Shows the monthly rainfall for June –July-August – September-October 2013 along with the Normal for October.
Note: Stations in red indicates Average for less than 30yrs.
AN= Above Normal.
N = Normal
BN= Below Normal
Assessment of the Country Rainfall
Assessment of the country’s rainfall for October 2013 showed that ALL stations received rainfall way above their norm.
November rainfall summary will be issued in the first week of December 2013.