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Belize Red Cross Prepares to Respond to Community Disasters

At the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season, the Belize Red Cross is preparing its volunteers for emergency response. Over the last month, the Belize Red Cross has been hosting [...]

Belizean Student in Jacksonville, Florida Brace for Hurricane Ian Impact

Hurricane Ian picked up strength overnight off the coast of West Florida. It made landfall near Cayo Costa, Florida this morning as a category four hurricane with maximum sustained winds [...]

Hurricane Ian Claims Two Lives in Cuba, Leaves Entire Country without Power

In Cuba, millions are left without electricity after Hurricane Ian made landfall there on Tuesday, with heavy rains and winds of up to one hundred and twenty-five miles per hour. [...]

No Heavy Rains, but Belama Phase 3 is Still Under Water

Flooding in Belama Phase Three has been a perennial issue for residents and business owners in that community.  While it hasn’t been raining incessantly, the area is still submerged and [...]

Met Service Monitoring System in South-eastern Caribbean Sea

If you have been monitoring the weather reports over the past few days, you would notice that there is quite a bit of activity in the Atlantic. While Hurricane Fiona [...]

A Weather App to Keep Residents Up to Date on their Devices

The information and data collected by the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services is readily available on the websites. Already there is an automatic weather station, building the capacity of the [...]

Flooding Forces Evacuations in Crooked Tree

A weather system that crossed over the region over the last two days has dumped a significant amount of rainfall in most parts of the country, specifically over Wednesday night. [...]

Strong Tropical Wave Causes Multiple Thunderstorms across Belize

The system that crossed Belize overnight was a strong tropical wave that dumped more rainfall in some parts of the country in a twelve-hour period than it normally does in [...]

Hurricane Preparedness for 2022 Hurricane Season

Seventeen days into the official hurricane season, there have already been reports of flooding, especially in southern Belize. Fortunately, there are no major weather systems affecting Belize at this time. [...]

Low Lying Belize City A Concern For First Responders

Belize City continues to be a concern during the wet season.  While major infrastructural work has been done along the canals in Belize City, as well as dredging works in [...]

10th Climate Forum Brings Together Key Stakeholders

The National Meteorological Service held its tenth National Climate Outlook Forum today in Belize City. The forum highlighted key messages and presentations from local, regional and international agencies on the [...]

Hope Creek Village Gets Significant Amount of Rain Over Two Days

The North Stann Creek River is known for raging flood waters after incessant rainfall, like what happened in 2008 when Tropical Storm Arthur claimed eight lives when the river rose [...]

Keep the Umbrella Handy; More Rain to Come

But while the downpour has subsided for the latter part of today, Young advises us along the coast and in southern Belize to keep those raincoats and umbrellas handy because [...]

First Tropical Wave for Hurricane Season Detected off African coast

It’s not June yet, but the first tropical wave was detected over the weekend in what weather experts are calling an early 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season. But while the hurricane [...]

EU Donates Weather Stations to National Met Service

The ramifications of climate change can be disastrous to any nation without adequate early warning systems for natural disasters. Today Belize received an evapo-transpiration station from the European Union to [...]

Americans Rescued At Sea By Coast Guard

The Belize Coast Guard has rescued two American women who were attempting to reach the US on a sailboat.  The foreign-flagged sailboat named Sencilla had left Livingston, Guatemala en route [...]

Coast Guard Warns Mariners and Amateur Sailors to Heed Weather Conditions

Thomas warns seafarers who want to venture out on long marine voyages to pay keen attention to the weather advisories to avoid getting caught in thunderstorms and rough sea conditions [...]

More Weather Stations for Immediate Data for Met Office

The Belize Meteorological Service is enhancing its real time rainfall tracking. The Met Service had written to the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility asking for support to expand Belize’s weather service. [...]

Hurricane Season Continues; Cold Front Coming End of the Week

Meanwhile, the first cold front heading into the Christmas season will cross over Belize as early as this coming Friday, but Gordon warns us to not let down our guard [...]