Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The area surrounding Belize has become unusually moist for this time of year. There has been more showers over the past 24 hours, with an additional 12 mm of rain. It now looks like the arrival of the dry air may be delayed. The total rainfall for January 2012 was recorded to be 222.5 mm or 8.8 inches. This is above normal. The soil moisture is high for this time of year, good new crops but not so good for crops maturing.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

A disturbance formed over Belize last night. In Belmopan the rain began at 3 AM and continued for several hours. There were a few more showers mid morning. I measured a rainfall of 22 mm. The cloud tops of weather system should slowly drift to the north. This will cause the system to dissipate during the day, however, there could be some redevelopment late tonight before drier weather moves in.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The cold fronts are continuing to stay north of Belize allowing for warmer than usual weather with fairly light winds. Some showery weather is developing to the south and east which may start to affect Belize later today.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A cold front passing to the north of Belize, has produced a moist north east air flow over the Yucatan. This resulted in significant rainfall overnight and again this morning. I have measured just over 2 inches of rain (53 mm). The weather cleared around noon time leaving behind low cloud. The cold front is still north of Belize. The total rainfall so far this month is 126 mm or 5 inches. This could mean above average rainfall for January 2012.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The warm air did arrive at the beginning of this week; and no rain came along with the warm air. This morning the temperature was already 26C (78F) by 8AM. This weekend could bring some rainfall.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Weather has been very cool all week due to cold High Pressure in the Gulf of Mexico. Will start to turn warmer tomorrow as the system to the south east creeps towards Belize. See Image.

Monday, January 2, 2012

 An approaching cold front is causing instability in the NW Caribbean. An area of rain is situated off the east coast of the Yucatan. Overnight I measured about 22 mm of rainfall here in Belmopan. Over the past 2 days there has been about 35 mm of rain. The total rainfall for all of 2011 measured at my location in Belmopan was 2214 mm or 87.2 inches which is about normal for this area. There were no significant storms here in Belize in 2011.