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  FIRE WEATHER FORECAST

  NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE 

Date:  THURSDAY 5TH MAY 2016

Valid time: 24HRS    Time Issued:  6:00 AM 

Headlines:-

SEVERAL FIRES OR HOTSPOTS WERE DETECTED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY OVER NORTHERN AND WESTERN AREAS OF THE COUNTRY.

Synopsis:

A WEAK LATE SEASON COLD FRONT SUPPORTS COOLER AND RELATIVELY MOIST CONDITIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY...

Short Range Forecast

Corozal / Orange Walk / Belize

Cayo / Stann Creek / Toledo

Sky

MOSTLY CLOUDY

MOSTLY CLOUDY

Maximum Temperature (°F)

86-88

78-88

R.H. % (mid-afternoon)

70-80

65-75

Wind (knots)

05-15

05-15

Lightning Risk (LR)

LOW

LOW

Prob of Precipitation (POP)

MOD

MOD

Fuel Condition

MOIST

MOIST

Fire Risk

MOD

MOD

Key Station Forecast (mid-afternoon)

Stations

Sky

Temp (°F)

RH (%)

Wind (Kt)

LR

POP

La Milpa

MOSTLY CLOUDY

88

70

05-15

LOW

LOW

Baldy Beacon

MOSTLY CLOUDY

78

65

10-20

LOW

MOD

Douglas D'Silva

MOSTLY CLOUDY

82

75

05-15

LOW

LOW

Savannah

MOSTLY CLOUDY

86

80

10-15

LOW

MOD

Extended Forecast:

FRIDAY:-  VARIABLY CLOUDY AND COOL WITH A FEW SHOWERS OR PERIODS OF LIGHT RAIN MOSTLY SOUTH. LOW - MOD RISK.

Forecaster:

M.  GENTLE.

Definition of Some Terms...POP Probability of Precipitation; LR Lightening Risk; RH Relative Humidity; MOD is moderate. 

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

Please note...the Fire forecast is updated daily before 8:00 am on the National Meteorological Service's web site (http://www.hydromet.gov.bz) during the Fire Season.