Reported by Don Thompson at location in Belmopan 17'15" N, 88'47" W
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.