Area of low pressure supports showers and rain

By on October 14, 2019

Punta Gorda, TOLEDO. Monday, October 14, 2019. Grey skies, showers and thundershowers blanketed the Toledo district today.

Rainy weather continues

The inclement weather is the result of a broad area of low pressure that is currently approaching and will eventually pass over the country.

The same weather system, according to the Belize Weather Bureau, will maintain showers and thunderstorms over Belize for the next day and a half.

Satellite imagery of broad area of low pressure

Going into Tuesday, the forecast is for overcast skies with some outbreaks of showers, thunderstorms and periods of rain over most areas of the country.

The shower activity will decrease in over the southern part of the country and be concentrated mainly over central and northern areas on Tuesday morning and afternoon.

The Belize Weather Bureau is advising residents living in flood prone areas to be on alert for the possibility of flooding.

Operators of small craft should continue to exercise caution in showers and thunderstorms.

NHC tropical forecast

Winds are easterly to northeasterly at between ten and twenty knots becoming squally at times.

The sea state is choppy to rough, hence the advisory for mariners to exercise caution.

The broad area of low pressure was located in the Gulf of Honduras on Monday evening and expecteed to move west northwestward across southeern Belize, northern Guatemala and emerge over the southern part of Campache where it could develop into a tropical system due to favorable atmospheeric conditions.

As of Monday evening, there are no reports of flooding in the Toledo district and we will continue to monitor the villages and rivers for any changes in the comming hours as the rains continue.

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