Monthly Weather Summary - National Meteorological Service of Belize
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 November 2017     |     Print Forecast

THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER IN BELIZE FALLS IN THE TRANSITION PERIOD BETWEEN THE WET AND DRY SEASONS. IT FALLS IN THE PERIOD WHEN BELIZE EXPERIENCES COOLER TEMPERATURES BECAUSE OF THE PASSAGES OF COLD FRONTS, THE PROXIMITY OF STATIONARY FRONTS AND THE INFLUENCES OF HIGH PRESSURE RIDGES OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND THE NORTHWEST CARIBBEAN.

NOVEMBER 2017 BEGAN WITH FAIR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE NOTED. A HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE OVER THE NORTHWEST CARIBBEAN SUPPORTED A DRY NORTH-EASTERLY FLOW. ON THE SECOND AND THIRD DAYS, THE FLOW BECAME MOIST AND SUPPORTED THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SLIGHT INCREASE IN SHOWER ACTIVITY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

BETWEEN THE FOURTH AND NINTH, GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER PREVAILED WITH ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS DEVELOPING, UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A DRY NORTH-EASTERLY FLOW. HOWEVER, ON THE FIFTH AND SEVENTH NIGHTS, SLIGHTLY MORE SHOWERS WERE OBSERVED AROUND THE COUNTRY.

FROM THE TENTH TO THE THIRTEENTH, MOIST CONDITIONS DEVELOPED AND SUPPORTED CLOUDY SKIES. EXCEPT FOR THE ELEVENTH AND TWELFTH NIGHTS, SHOWERS WERE CONFINED TO THE SEA AS A MOIST NORTH-WESTERLY FLOW PREVAILED.

ON THE FOURTEENTH, FIFTEENTH AND SIXTEENTH, THE FLOW REMAINED MOIST, BUT SHOWERS NOW AFFECTED THE MAINLAND AS WELL. ONLY ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE NOTED ON THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH. HOWEVER, DURING THE EIGHTEENTH NIGHT, A MOIST NORTH-EASTERLY FLOW SUPPORTED AN INCREASE IN SHOWERS, LASTING THROUGH TO THE TWENTIETH, DECREASING DURING THE NIGHT.

FROM THE TWENTY-FIRST THROUGH TO THE TWENTY-SIXTH, FAIR, COOL AND DRY CONDITIONS PREVAILED, AS A DRY NORTH-WESTERLY FLOW DEVELOPED. FROM THE TWENTY-SIXTH THROUGH TO THE END OF THE MONTH GENERALLY FAIR AND COOL CONDITIONS PREVAILED , BUT ISOLATED SHOWERS WERE NOTED AROUND THE COUNTRY.

NOVEMBER 2017 SAW COOL TEMPERATURES, TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF THE YEAR. HOWEVER, RAINFALL WAS BELOW NORMAL. NO COLD FRONTS CROSSED THE COUNTRY, WHILE A FEW STATIONARY FRONTS WERE OBSERVED OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA. HIGH PRESSURE RIDGES WERE IN ABUNDANCE OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO AND OVER THENORTHWEST CARIBBEAN.

Forecaster: Wellington, Francisca

Last Updated: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 | 02:34 PM