Monday, August 30, 2010

The storm cell mentioned in the last report gained strength after midnight and passed to the south of Belmopan. There was a 15 minute period of intense lightening followed by loud thunder. The rainfall in Belmopan amounted to about 40 mm., but could have higher to the south near the centre of the storm. Following this storm, we are back in a dry northerly upper air flow, therefore the rest of the week should be good weather.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

The upper air has become more erratic. A storm cell is moving in from the southeast and may produce some activity. More on this later.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Upper Air pattern still has not changed. We are still in a dry northerly air flow.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Weather pattern still controlled by dry, northerly upper air. This pattern is limiting the development of any tropical storms in the area. There are signs that this pattern may be breaking soon and will make a report as soon as this occurs.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Yesterday's tropical wave has stalled and dissipated. No rain today. There is a slight chance that the system could redevelop tonight. Looks like there will be no significant weather until around the time of the next full moon, August 24, next Tuesday.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A tropical wave is headed this way and may bring some storms with it tomorrow. Will update this report later today.
Update Thursday at 7PM. There does not appear to be much rain associated with the approaching tropical wave. Will see how things look Friday morning.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday, August 15, 2010

In spite of a few brief showers the last few days, we are still in the "Little Dry" season.
The Saharan Air Layer has been expanding off the coast of Africa the past few days, so this should discourage the possible development of any tropical depressions.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We are now at the beginning of what is locally known as the "Little Dry" where we have several weeks of little or no rainfall.

Monday, August 9, 2010

After a moderate shower just before sunrise, the dry weather has finally arrived. This dry period should last at least 4 days.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Dry weather not here yet. There was more rain this morning and more showers this afternoon. In fact there is a large rain cloud approaching right now. So far in August there has been over 8 inches (203mm) of rain, which is an average of one inch per day. Already above normal for this time of year.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Weather along the wave has weakened. There should now be a gradual clearing trend with drier weather on the way.

The Tropical Wave is now affecting the region this morning with steady rainfall. Will update in 4 hours.

Friday, August 6, 2010

The second leg of the tropical wave is approaching. This system looks threatening. Will have to see how it looks this afternoon.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Thunderstorm developed suddenly around 2:30 PM local time and lasted for about 1 hour. Rainfall measured was almost 2.2 inches (55mm). The affected mainly the central and northwest part of the country. There was little rain along the coast. This storm appears to taken some of the energy out of the approaching tropical wave.
Good weather this morning. The tropical wave mentioned yesterday is still active and now predicted to arrive Friday night and into Saturday so it may be another wet weekend. Here is the projected position of the wave for Saturday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

More rain last night, 33.0mm, but clearing at sunrise. We have had 80 mm rain so far in August. Watching for the development of a storm for this weekend. Too soon to make a prediction. There is a high amplitude tropical wave associated. Also activity on the sun could stir up some bad weather in 3 days.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

An extensive area of rain developed over the northern part of the country this afternoon. Now we are getting too much rain. The ground is completely saturated. There appears to be a complex set of tropical waves in the area.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Weather over the past 3 days has been uneventful. Just a few afternoon showers due to daytime heating. There is a weak tropical wave to the east which will probably allow these scattered showers to continue for awhile. No significant storms in the immediate area.