Sunday, July 29, 2012

More rain today. measured 29 mm. Total for month now 12.9 inches. There will be a brief dry spell but then the large tropical wave shown in image is headed this way for later this week. The Saharan air layer has been shrinking recently so we may be in for a spell of wetter weather.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The latest tropical wave that passed through Belize on Sunday and Monday left behind about 4 inches 0f rain. This brings the total rainfall so far for July at 11.7 inches or almost 300 mm. This rainfall is fairly normal for this time of year. There has been no significant flooding since the rainfall has been well spread out over the period so there was not a lot of rain at one time. Another but weaker tropical wave is approaching which should reach here Thursday.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Upper Low mentioned previously has disappeared overnight and the weather is calm this morning. Rianfall measured to be 12 mm most of it falling between 1900 and 2000 hr local time.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An Upper Level Low (see right) near Cancun Mx is setting off some stormy weather starting about 1800 hr.
At the moment we are getting mostly strong winds but only light rain. Will make a report in the morning.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

The weather system shown in the previous report deteriorated overnight and did not produce the heavy rain indicated. However, it still managed to affect Belmopan as it passed up the coast of Belize. There were some showers overnight and then a period of wind and rain around 10 AM. Total rainfall from the system measured almost 25mm. The weather behind this tropical wave is hot and dry. The total rainfall so far for July is 118 mm or 4.6 inches.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

The last in a series of tropical waves is approaching. This one appears to be the strongest in the series. Could bring some heavy rain tonight. Will update later today.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

For the month of June 2012 I measured 247 mm or 9.7 in of rain, most of this at the beginning of the month and mid month. The last week of the month was more dry than normal. For my location I considered the rainfall below normal for June. The soil at the end of the month was hard and dry. I have not yet done any planting of seed due the fact that I have been predicting a dry spell since the area between the Caribbean and Africa was filled with dry, dusty Saharan air and it was moving towards Central America. Today the Caribbean is still extremely dry as shown in the water vapour image. There is a wave in the lower right that is approaching and may bring some showers by mid week.