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Nov 20, 2020

It’s Going to be a Rainy Weekend!

It’s going to be a wet weekend – that’s the news coming out of the national met service.  The forecast is for a weekend with mostly rain and some thunderstorms. Forecaster on duty Francisca Wellington says that we may the rains slow down a bit Sunday but don’t go making any outdoor plans because it’s not likely that the rains will stop all together.

 

On the Phone: Francisca Wellington, Forecaster, National Met Service

“There are three different situations at the same time. We have what is called the international convergence zone which is further north over us and that is producing a lot of moisture over us. Secondly, we have a stationary front to the north of us and that has an associated what we call a high pressure rate that brings a north-north easterly flow. This system is very large at the moment and so it is bringing moisture from way over the Atlantic and so that is another point of moisture. And then we also have a tropical wave approaching us and so that is three systems. So, for the next twenty-four to forty-eight hours, we will see continuing showery activities; thunderstorms and periods of rain. I am not seeing an ease until Sunday. I am not saying that it is going to stop. I am just going to say that it will ease up.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“What kind of rainfall did we see overnight – anything to indicate the inches of rain we received?”

 

On the Phone: Francisca Wellington

“We could see up to three inches of rain especially over southern areas.”

 

Andrea Polanco

“Any caution to the persons out at sea?”

 

On the Phone: Francisca Wellington

“Currently, we have a small craft warning in effect because we have high waves seven to ten feet and higher because of this same north easterly flow that I am telling you about. We also have flood warning for the Belize district and we have flood warning for the entire country especially low lying areas.”


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