Saturday, May 31, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Moist and unstable conditions are dominant factors in our weather this weekend.
The general forecast for Belize and her coastal waters is for mostly cloudy skies. Showers and thunderstorms now occurring inland will move to the coast tonight and tomorrow morning.
Winds are easterly to southeasterly at ten to twenty knots, with occasional higher gusts. The sea state is choppy to moderate, becoming rough at times.
Operators of small craft should exercise caution in rough seas.
High temperature this afternoon will range from the mid-eighties along the coast to the upper-eighties inland. It will be a comfortable seventy eight degrees Fahrenheit up in the hills.
Temperatures overnight will fall to a low of seventy six degrees Fahrenheit along the coast, to seventy three degrees Fahrenheit inland. It will be a cool sixty nine degrees Fahrenheit up at the exposed areas of the Mountain Pine Ridge and along the Maya Mountains in the south.
The tides: there will be a low tide at 6:27 this evening. This will be followed by a high tide at 12:25 am on Sunday.
The sun will rise at 5:17 am on Sunday. It will set at 6:24 pm tomorrow.
The extended forecast valid through to Monday afternoon is for cloudy skies with some showers and a few thunderstorms over most areas, but especially over northern and inland areas of the country.
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