Monthly Rainfall and Temperature Forecast - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 December 2017

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.

Based on these inputs, the Rainfall Forecast for the country for the month of  December 2017 is for near normal rainfall across most of the country,  except for just above average rainfall in the south.

Rainfall amounts that are expected across key districts stations in December 2017 are as follows:

RegionStationRainfall Amount (mm)Category
NorthLibertad50-70Slightly Below Normal
NorthTower Hill55-75Slightly Below Normal
NorthRio Bravo50-70Slightly Below Normal
Central Inland AreasCentral Farm115-135Near Normal
Central Inland AreasBelmopan135-155Near Normal
Central Coastal AreasAirport135-155Near Normal
Mountainous AreasBaldy Beacon200-240Slightly Above Normal
SouthPomona180-210Slightly Above Normal
SouthSavannah145-165Slightly Above Normal
SouthPunta Gorda200-240Slightly Above Normal

The forecast is for Above Normal Average Temperatures to prevail over Belize and her coastal waters for the month of  December 2017.

Average Daily Temperature values expected in December 2017 are as follows:

DistrictStationMean Daily Temperature (°C)Category
CorozalLibertad24.2Above Normal
Orange WalkTower Hill24.6Above Normal
Orange WalkRio Bravo23.8Above Normal
BelizeAirport25.2Above Normal
CayoCentral Farm24.5Above Normal
CayoBelmopan24.3Above Normal
CayoBaldy Beacon19.1Above Normal
Stann CreekPomona25.2Above Normal
ToledoSavannah25.5Above Normal
ToledoPunta Gorda25.1Above Normal

The rainfall and temperature forecast for December 2017 are summarized in the maps below with some approximate values that can be expected at some key stations across the country.


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Forecaster: Young, Shanea

Last Updated: Mon, Dec 18, 2017 | 09:56 PM

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