Monday, June 16, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: It is a wet start to the work week, and indications are that it will be a rainy week for the most part.
The 24-hour forecast for Belize and her coastal waters is for sunny skies with cloudy spells today. Showers or thunderstorms will be generally isolated.
Winds over the open sea and along the coast will be easterly at 15 to 25 knots, with occasional higher gusts. The sea state will be rough. The Belize Weather Bureau has issued a small craft warning for the coastal waters of Belize.
High temperatures today will be around 87 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast; 91 degrees Fahrenheit inland and 80 degrees Fahrenheit up in the hills.
Low temperatures tonight will around 78 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast; 73 degrees Fahrenheit inland and 70 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 high tide at six minutes past midday today. This will be followed by a low tide at six minutes past seven o’clock tonight.
The sun will set a 6:29 this evening. It will rise again at 5:19 am on Tuesday.
The extended forecast, valid through to Wednesday afternoon is for mostly cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms in the south of the country.
And that is a look at the weather, with information provided by forecaster Frank Tench, Junior at the Belize Weather Bureau.
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