Forecast calls for rainy days ahead

Rain in the forecast

Rain in the forecast

Monday, October 23, 2017. Satellite imagery from today shows much of Central America, including Belize under the influence of moist and unstable weather conditions.

A Cold Front moved into the western Gulf of Mexico on Sunday and is making its way right now over the Central Gulf of Mexico.

The proximity of this Cold Front to Belize is expected to keep our weather on the wet side for most of the week.

In the meantime, a Tropical Wave which crossed the country over the weekend was responsible for the showery weather we experienced the last couple of days.

Meanwhile, strong trade winds will continue across much of the Central Caribbean Sea through tonight.

After that, things could get a bit more interesting as this area of inclement weather is under observation for possible development. We remind you that we are still in the Hurricane Season.

But whether this system develops or not, the rainy weather is expected to continue for the next few days.

Localized flooding is likely for low-lying and flood prone areas of the country. Skies will be cloudy to overcast at times tonight and tomorrow morning.

Several periods of rain are expected across the country but particularly here is the south and along the coast.

Small Craft Caution in effect for rough seas

Winds are easterly to north-easterly at between ten and twenty knots, producing moderate sea conditions.

A small craft caution remains in effect for Gusty winds and locally rough seas near heavy showers or thunderstorms.

Overnight temperatures will range from 76 degrees Fahrenheit in Punta Gorda to 73 degrees Fahrenheit in San Antonio. For residents of Jalacte and other areas around the Maya Mountains the low temperatures at dawn will be a cold 66 degrees Fahrenheit.

On Tuesday, high temperatures will range from the low to mid eighties across the Toledo district.