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FIRE WEATHER FORECAST

NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE

 

Date:  WEDNESDAY 23RD APRIL 2014

Valid time: 24HRS    Time Issued:  6:20AM

Headlines:-

 FIRES WERE DETECTED MAINLY OVER WEST/CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE COUNTRY.


Synopsis:

MAINLY FAIR WEATHER CONDITIONS PREVAIL.

 

Short Range Forecast

Corozal / Orange Walk / Belize

Cayo / Stann Creek / Toledo

Sky

SUNNY

SUNNY

Maximum Temperature (°F)

87-93

77-93

R.H. % (mid-afternoon)

50-70

65-75

Wind (knots)

5-15

5-10

Lightning Risk (LR)

LOW

LOW

Prob of Precipitation (POP)

LOW

LOW

Fuel Condition

DRY

DRY

Fire Risk

MOD-HIGH

MOD-HIGH

Key Station Forecast (mid afternoon)

Stations

Sky

Temp (°F)

RH (%)

Wind (Kt)

LR

POP

La Milpa

SUNNY

93

60-70

05-10

LOW

LOW

Baldy Beacon

SUNNY

77

60-70

05-15

LOW

MOD

Douglas D'Silva

SUNNY

80

60-70

05-10

LOW

LOW

Savannah

SUNNY

87

65-75

05-15

LOW

MOD

Extended Forecast:-

THURSDAY:- MAINLY FAIR, WARM AND DRY. INCREASING FIRE RISK.

Forecaster:-

R. Gordon

Def. of Some Terms...POP Probability of Precipitation; LR Lightening Risk; RH Relative Humidity. 

February 19th  marked the official opening of the 2014 Fire Season.  

Fax no. Forestry: 822-1523; Hill Bank 309-0909  

Please note...the Fire forecast is updated daily before 9:00 am on the National Meteorological Service's web site (http://www.hydromet.gov.bz) during the Fire Season.