Monthly Rainfall Summary - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 October 2017

Rainfall summaries are prepared by the climate section of the National Meteorological Service of Belize. The NMS of Belize maintains a network of over 25 rainfall stations that are situated primarily in the agricultural regions of the country.  Rainfall is read at 9am each morning and this represents the accumulated rainfall for the previous day.

The rainfall summary for October 2017 shows that rainfall amounts were well above normal over most areas of the country, except for the west/central Cayo District (Central Farm and Spanish Lookout) that experienced slightly below normal rainfall for the month.  The bulk of the rains fell from around the 20th to the 25th of the month when two tropical waves and a surface trof affected the country. This resulted in flooding over portions of the country.  The maps below show the rainfall totals at some key stations and how these totals compare to the normal for the month of October. A similar comparison is show by the bar graph.

Monthly Rainfall Summary

Forecaster: Gordon, Ronald

Last Updated: Fri, Nov 03, 2017 | 11:55 PM