Monthly Rainfall and Temperature Forecast - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • - At 5:00am Subtropical Storm Ernesto was located near latitude 40.8N and longitude 44.1W or about 605 miles SE of Cape Race, Newfoundland. Ernesto was moving to the NNE at 13mph with maximum sustained winds of 40mph. - Elsewhere in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, and the Gulf of Mexico, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.

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 August 2018 |  Print Report

Several agro-meteorological stations across the country are used to  produce monthly and seasonal rainfall and temperature forecast. This is done by using the  historical data observed at these stations,  global and regional climate models,  statistical models such as the Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) and Subjective inputs.  To produce monthly forecast, which are considered subseasonal forecasts, the forecast evolution of intra-seasonal oscillations such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation are paid special attention to.

Based on these inputs, the Rainfall Forecast for the country for the month of  August 2018 is for near normal rainfall over southern and central areas and below normal rainfall for the north.   Rainfall may be as low as 30-40% below normal in the north. Maximum and Minimum temperatures are expected to be slightly above normal during the month.

Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in August 2018 are as follows:

RegionStationRainfall Amount (mm)Category
NorthLibertad105-125Below Normal
NorthTower Hill125-145Below Normal
NorthRio Bravo100-120Below Normal
Central Inland AreasCentral Farm140-160Near Normal
Central Inland AreasBelmopan190-210Near Normal
Central Coastal AreasAirport175-195Near Normal
Mountainous AreasBaldy Beacon155-175Near Normal
SouthPomona295-335Near Normal
SouthSavannah355-395Near Normal
SouthPunta Gorda685-785Near Normal

The maps below show approximate rainfall totals that can be expected. The expected maximum and minimum temperatures are also shown. Users are advised that the amounts shown are only an approximation and are therefore cautioned not to focus on the exact value on the maps but instead to expect that the rainfall and temperature should be somewhere in that general range.

Disclaimer

The information is provided with the understanding that The National Meteorological Service makes no warranties, either expressed or implied, concerning the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or suitability of the Outlook. The information may be used freely by the public with appropriate acknowledgement of its source, but shall not be modified in content and then presented as original material.

Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 01, 2018 | 12:09 PM

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