Sunday, August 31, 2014

Tropical Wave now in the process of crossing Belize.
Rain started in Belmopan at 1235 Hr. There is an upper wind outflow at 17.5 N, 83.9 W. The wave is moving westward at about 20 mph. I expect about 18 mm of rain from this wave since the cloud tops are collapsing.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The weather has been mostly sunny and warm for since my last report with a few showers on the 28 and 29 with only about 12 mm of rain. But right now there is a more active area of weather located around the area of 18N and 83W which is drifting towards the Yucatan. The system is not very well organized. Will check on this later today. In general, the Tropics is fairly quiet. Not much activity World Wide according to Jeff of W_Underground. Unusual for this time of year.

Monday, August 25, 2014

There has been no weather activity since my last report. Just hot dry weather every day. There is a large mid level High Pressure centred just north of Cuba's western tip. This is causing a hot and dry south easterly air flow across Belize. No rain in sight until perhaps late in the week.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

There is an Upper Level Low at 19.5W, 82.4W which is south of Cuba and west of Jamaica. An area of rain is heading west towards Belize. This should arrive this afternoon sometime. There have been already a few showers in Belmopan this morning. The nights of August 13 and 14 tropical waves passed with lots of thunder and lightening. Provided a combined rainfall of 36 mm. The storms developed rapidly overnight and lasted about 3 hours each. The next tropical wave is currently in the eastern Caribbean.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Weather activity in the Caribbean is very low. The area is dominated by very dry air. Rainfall for Belize is well below normal.

Friday, August 8, 2014

A new Inverted Trough lies to the east of Belize in the Gulf of Honduras. Most of the moisture ls found to the east of this trough. The band of moisture is moving slowly to the west. Will check on this system in the morning.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Another Inverted Trough has formed off the east coast of Belize. However, this one has less moisture except for an area in the north east corner of Honduras. There is not much chance of any significant rainfall until after the weekend with the approach of a Tropical Wave.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Wind Shear across the Caribbean has become much more chaotic compared to a few weeks ago. The zonal dry season wind pattern seems to have been disrupted. This could indicate much more unstable weather ahead. The low pressure trough mentioned this morning caused an explosion the thunder showers inland over Belize around 1PM. I measured 12 mm of rain.

There is an Inverted Trough to the east of Belize extending up to the western end of Cuba. An area of convection lies to the west of this trough. Belize should experience a few thunder showers over the next 24 hours. This will be followed by sunny and hot weather again.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

An Upper Air Low has drifted westward and now is located at 18.4N, 88.8W which is the northern region of Belize. This low is circulating Hot and Dry air across the central part of Belize. There is a broad Tropical Wave passing through the Saharan Air Layer. This wave could begin the affect Belize sometime later this week. Will keep a watch on this one.