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Jun 20, 2022

Tropical Wave Brings More Rainfall

As we told you, the rains will continue. According to the National Meteorological Service, the tropical wave will continue to support wet conditions. A flood warning remains in effect for Corozal and Orange Walk districts, while a flood watch is in effect for the rest of the country. Chief Meteorologist Ronald Gordon tells us more.


Ronald Gordon

Ronald Gordon, Chief Meteorologist, National Meteorological Service

“We were monitoring an area of low pressure that gradually moved up through the south western Caribbean Sea. Late last week, the system moved across Nicaragua and Eastern Honduras, and emerged into the Gulf of Honduras around Thursday or Friday of last week and then moved to the north, north west, crossing Belize on Saturday. The system was being monitored for tropical cyclone development. However, that did not materialize. However, as we had mentioned previously, the area of low pressure, even though it was not likely to develop, was likely to produce intense rainfall activity across the country. As I did mention the system crossed us on Saturday. The rains started as early as Thursday of last week and it continued through the weekend I think peeking on Sunday, which is yesterday. Preliminary information from our network of automatic weather stations indicate that the heaviest rainfall occur the Corozal and Orange Walk Districts, where some stations recorded as high as ten to around thirteen inches of rainfall within the three days period from Friday to Sunday. Those rain falls, as you would know by now created some flooding over the Orange Walk and Corozal District. The forecast going forward is that the conditions will remain very moist, or very wet, to put it in that term, very unstable for the next few days. We have a tropical wave which is near us and moving very slowly. So, that system will continue to drop heavy rainfalls across the country.”

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