|Monthly Weather Summary|
Monthly Weather Summary
NATIONAL METEOROLOGICAL SERVICE OF BELIZE
May in Belize is considered the hottest month of the year. Indeed May 2016 was hot, but it also proved to be more.
From the first to the fourth, dry and stable conditions prevailed. No rainfall was recorded at any of the stations. On the fourth night, however, pre-frontal activities supported an outbreak of showers and thunderstorms which moved from north to south across the country.
On the fifth, the trailing cold front crossed the country without producing any rainfall. Showers were observed late that night over the extreme south of the country.
From the sixth to the fifteenth, isolated to a few showers were all that were observed around the country. The bulk of these were observed over the extreme south.
From the sixteenth, to the end of the month, fair, warm and mostly dry conditions prevailed.
In conclusion, high temperatures were recorded, but none record breaking. One cold front crossed the country between the fourth and fifth of the month. Even though pre-frontal activities supported showers and thunderstorms, all other days were mostly dry. The final rainfall data shows most of the stations recorded well below the average. In fact, data shows record breaking amounts far below the normal.