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Aug 21, 2020

TD14 Doesn’t Present Immediate Threat to Belize

Tropical Depression Fourteen is heading further north and away from Belize. That’s the latest coming out of the National Meteorological Service tonight.  The system is expected to make landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula over the next twenty-four hours. While models show that it doesn’t present any serious threat, Belize is still expected to experience some rains across the country.  Here’s more from Deputy Chief Meteorologist Ronald Gordon.


Ronald Gordon, Deputy Chief Meteorologist

“As of midday, local time, Tropical Depression 14 was centered near latitude seventeen point four north eighty four point one west and in local perspective that is about two hundred and seventy-five miles east of Belize City. The system was moving to the north-west at fourteen miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of thirty-five miles per hour.”


Andrea Polanco

“What does this mean for Belize?”


Ronald Gordon

Ronald Gordon

“The forecast track for this system has it making landfall north of Belize over the Yucatan Mexican Peninsula sometime on Saturday night into Sunday morning. The cone of certainty has narrowed since yesterday and so we have more confidence now that the system will make landfall over the Yucatan Peninsula and not on Belize.”


Andrea Polanco

“Does this mean anything such a rough weather conditions?”


Ronald Gordon

“The major impact from this system will be rainfall. The system would produce up to one to three inches of rainfall and there is the possibility of localized flooding. You may have gusty winds also in thunderstorms. But apart from that we don’t expect any major impact besides those that I mentioned.”

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