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  FIRE WEATHER FORECAST

  NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE 

Date:  SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

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

Headlines:-

SEVERAL FIRES OR HOTSPOTS OBSERVED ON SATELLITE IMAGERY MOSTLY OVER THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY DURING THE LAST 24 HOURS.

Synopsis:

FAIR AND DRY WEATHER CONDITIONS PREVAIL ACROSS  COUNTRY...

Short Range Forecast

Corozal / Orange Walk / Belize

Cayo / Stann Creek / Toledo

Sky

MOSTLY SUNNY

PARTLY CLOUDY

Maximum Temperature (°F)

86-92

81-92

R.H. % (mid-afternoon)

55-75

55-75

Wind (knots)

5-15

5-15

Lightning Risk (LR)

LOW

LOW

Prob of Precipitation (POP)

LOW

LOW

Fuel Condition

DRY

DRY

Fire Risk

HIGH

HIGH

Key Station Forecast (mid-afternoon)

Stations

Sky

Temp (°F)

RH (%)

Wind (kt)

LR

POP

La Milpa

MOSTLY SUNNY

92

50

05-10

LOW

LOW

Baldy Beacon

PARTLY CLOUDY

81

75

10-20

LOW

LOW

Douglas D'Silva

PARTLY CLOUDY

88

60

05-10

LOW

LOW

Savannah

MOSTLY SUNNY

86

75

5-15

LOW

LOW

Extended Forecast:

(MONDAY)  ISOLATED SHOWERS. SLIGHTLY LESS DRY FUEL CONDITIONS BUT FIRE RISK WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY HIGH.

Forecaster:

R. Gordon

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.