Monthly Rainfall Forecast - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 May 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.

Based on these inputs, the Rainfall Forecast for the country for the month of  May 2018 is for normal to slighly above normal rainfall over most areas of the country. Temperatures are expected to be above normal during this period.

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

RegionStationRainfall Amount (mm)Category
NorthLibertad110-130Slightly Above Normal
NorthTower Hill120-140Slightly Above Normal
NorthRio Bravo100-120Near Normal
Central Inland AreasCentral Farm90-110Slightly Above Normal
Central Inland AreasBelmopan100-120Slightly Above Normal
Central Coastal AreasAirport150-170Above Normal
Mountainous AreasBaldy Beacon90-110Slightly Above Normal
SouthPomona200-240Slightly Above Normal
SouthSavannah150-170Above Normal
SouthPunta Gorda190-210Slightly Above 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.


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: Mon, May 07, 2018 | 09:27 AM