Drought Monitoring - National Meteorological Service of Belize
Tropical Weather Outlook
  • Tropical cyclone formation is not expected in the North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea or the Gulf of Mexico within the next 48 hours.

Hurricane Tips
  •  Fill sinks, bathtub and large containers with water as an extra supply for washing and flushing.
  •  During the hurricane season, fisher folks are strongly advised to stay informed via radio, listen to the weather bulletin before venturing out to sea. Move your boat to safe harbor early.
  •  Prepare your car in case of evacuation. Fill your tank and check your tires.
  •  Upon alert, farmers should harvest crops which can be stored, consumed and sold.

As we transition from the dry to the wet season and considering that we forecast a normal to slightly higher than normal June to August period, we see no short-term drought concern for the entire country. See the map below.

6 MONTH DROUGHT OUTLOOK

This 12 month SPI-based drought outlook uses data through to April 2017, with potential impacts on large surface water reserves and groundwater. In general negative impacts are expected if the SPI is less than or equal to -1.3 (very dry or worse ref: CDPMN). The current 12-month SPI-based drought outlook for the country shows that there is no drought concern for the entire country. See the map below.

12 MONTH DROUGHT OUTLOOK

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If you have quires or comments please email Climate Section at the National Meteorological service at climat@hydromet.gov.bz.