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MONTHLY RAINFALL & TEMPERATURE FORECAST

FOR BELIZE (MARCH 2017)

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 (CLIMATE SECTION)

 

Several agro-meteorological stations across the country were used to make the rainfall and temperature forecast for the month of  March 2017. This was done by using the data set for the period 1981-January 2017, along with Global models, Observations, Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) and Subjective input. Based on these inputs, the Rainfall Forecast for the country for the month of March 2017  is for generally normal rainfall across the country. However, the south is expected to recieve slightly higher rainfall than normal while the north will see rainfall totals slightly below normal.

 

Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in March 2017

REGION STATIONS RAINFALL AMOUNT(mm) CATEGORY
Northern Coast Libertad  20-30 Slightly Below Normal
Northern Inland Areas Tower Hill  20-25 Slightly Below Normal
Central Inland Areas Belmopan 35-45 Slightly Below Normal
Central Farm 35-45 Slightly Below Normal
Spanish Lookout 35-45 Slightly Below Normal
Central Coastal Areas Phillip Goldson Int Airport 35-45 Slightly Below Normal
Southern Areas Middlesex 60-70 Near Normal
Pomona 60-70 Slightly Above Normal
Melinda 60-70 Slightly Above Normal
Savannah 60-70 Slightly Above Normal
Punta Gorda 90-100 Slightly Above Normal

 

Temperature

The forecast is for Slightly Below Normal Average Temperatures to prevail over Belize and her coastal waters for the month of  March 2017.

 

Average Daily Temperature values expected in March 2017: 

DISTRICT STATION MEAN DAILY TEMPERATURE (ºc) CATEGORY
Corozal Libertad 25.1 Slightly Below Normal
Orange Walk Tower Hill 25.0 Slightly Below Normal
La Milpa 24.9 Slightly Below Normal
Cayo Central Farm 25.1 Slightly Below Normal
Belmopan 24.8 Slightly Below Normal
Chaa Creek 26.1 Slightly Below Normal
Baldy Beacon 20.5 Slightly Below Normal
Belize Phillip Goldson Int Airport 25.6 Slightly Below Normal
Belize Zoo 24.8 Slightly Below Normal
Stann Creek Middlesex 23.8 Slightly Below Normal
Melinda 25.1 Slightly Below Normal
Savannah 26.9 Slightly Below Normal
Pomona 25.5 Slightly Below Normal
Toledo Punta Gorda Town 24.8 Slightly Below Normal
Big Falls 25.1 Slightly Below Normal

 

The rainfall and temperature forecast for March 2017 are summarized in the maps below with some approximate values that can be expected at some key stations across the country.

MARCH 2017 RAINFALL FORECAST

MARCH 2017 RAINFALL FORECAST PERCENT

MARCH 2017 MEAN TEMPERATURE FORECAST

 

 

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