Saturday, May 25, 2024

National Meteorological Service of Belize

2023 Hurricane Season wraps up; Belize spared

The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on Thursday, November 30th, and was deemed very active in terms of the number of named storms. The season produced 20 named storms, ranking in fourth place for the most named storms in a season since the year 1950.

Heavy rains flooding San Pedro subdivision; better drainage systems needed

Even though the San Pedro Town Council (SPTC) has embarked on a project to pave the main streets across the subdivisions, the recent rainfall is affecting residents. Some claim that the lack of drainage along the cement streets is causing their yards to flood. SPTC indicated that the problem will be addressed as the project includes proper drainage and infrastructure to accommodate the utility companies and the neighborhoods.

Remnants of Tropical Depression to bring rainfall to Belize

As the 2023 Hurricane Season continues in the Caribbean and Atlantic basin, a tropical depression named ‘Twenty-One’ is dissipating over Nicaragua. Its remnants are expected to soak other parts of Central America, including Belize. The National Meteorological Service of Belize forecasted on Tuesday, October 24th, a potential for excessive rainfall to start tonight and continue tomorrow, Wednesday, across the country.

Cold Front to cool down the current heat wave affecting the country

A cold front is expected to cross over Belize on Monday, October 16th, bringing relief after the current heat wave blanketing the country. The month of October is considered a time with cooler temperatures. However, this year, the heat of the summer has extended, triggering heat alerts by the National Meteorological Service of Belize advising, particularly those living on the mainland, to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities as much as possible.

Hurricane season in the Atlantic and Caribbean to intensify

As the 2023 Hurricane Season for the Atlantic Basin (North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico) peaks, the National Meteorological Service of...

Tropical wave to cause rains this weekend

A tropical wave over the southwestern Caribbean Sea near Nicaragua will cause showers and thunderstorms across Belize starting Friday evening, July 28th. The National Meteorological Service of Belize said as the tropical wave approaches the country, the rain will increase throughout the night and tomorrow, Saturday.

Analysis of Hot Conditions in Belize for 2023

The Heat Season, the time of the year during which most heatwaves occur in Belize, typically runs from April to October each year. The National Meteorological Service of Belize analyzed the intense heat experienced thus far in 2023.

NEMO assesses damages caused by a freak storm

Forecasts called for stormy weather on Monday, June 5th, but it arrived as an extremely strong thunderstorm sweeping over San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, catching many residents by surprise. The wild storm flooded streets, caused major power surges and an eventual hours-long outage, and damaged homes and properties. The island was battered with unprecedentedly strong winds, triggering the local National Emergency Management (NEMO) branch to be on alert and ready to assist the most affected.