Sunday, December 30, 2012

A poorly defined Cold front lies to the north of Belize and this triggered some late afternoon showers and into the early evening. Measured 6 mm of rain, just barely enough to dampen the ground.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

No rain today, just low clouds. The system mentioned previously has weakened and the chance of rain is now very low. The upper air contains little moisture so the future outlook for rain is not good.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

There is a broken trough from Cuba to Honduras that developed during the day but is moving westward very slowly. The cold front that was crossing the Gulf of Mexico seems to be dissipating. There could be some showers tonight. Will report in the morning.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A new cold front has entered the Gulf of Mexico. It is now south of Brownsville Tx and does not show there because it is a dry line at this point. The string of clouds to the south of the front is not a front but high cloud in the upper air that is the southern boundary of the jet stream. At the moment, I do not see any significant rainfall as a result of this cold front which is not good news for farmers.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Cold Front crossed Belize after sunset Dec.21 along with a brisk north wind which lasted only a few hours. Ahead of the front there were some brief showers, here in Belmopan we got only 3 mm of rain. The upper air continues to be dry. Today the weather has been cloudy and quite cool. Only a trace of rain today.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

The region is still under the influence of dry air. There are only patches of low clouds that occasionally produce some light rain. There total for December so far is only 66 mm or 2.6 inches. The ground is abnormally dry for this time of year. Not a good sign for going into the dry season.

Monday, December 3, 2012

An area of low to mid level clouds cover the area today producing a few scattered showers. A shower in Belmopan before noon provided 8.5 mm of rain. The system is drifting to the SW very slowly. November was a dry month with only 75 mm of rain, well below normal. The sun continues to be relatively quiet with low solar wind speeds. November was quite cool mid month but warmed up towards the end of the month.