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Cold Front approaches Belize

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Monday, November 17, 2014. PATRICK E. JONES Reporting: Moist and unstable conditions are starting to set is as a Cold Front approaches the country.

This Cold Front is expected to cross the country on Tuesday, so changes in the weather are on the way.

The general forecast for Belize and her coastal waters is for mostly sunny skies this afternoon.

Tonight will turn cloudy and continue into Tuesday with a few showers and thunderstorms mainly along the coast.

Winds over the open sea and along the coast will be easterly to southeasterly at 5 to 15 knots,becoming northeasterly tonight.

The sea state will be choppy.

Afternoon temperatures today will peak at 82 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast; 84 degrees Fahrenheit inland and a comfortable 75 degrees Fahrenheit up in the hills.

Low temperatures tonight will be around 72 degrees Fahrenheit along the coast; 68 degrees Fahrenheit inland and a cool 64 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 6:21 pm.  A low tide follows at 1:19 am on Tuesday.

The sunset today is at 5:16 pm.  Sunrise on Tuesday is at 5:59 am.

The extended forecast, valid through to Wednesday afternoon is for cloudy to overcast skies with some outbreaks of showers, a few thunderstorms and periods of rain over most areas of the country, but particularly the coast and in the southern parts of the country.

And that is a look at the weather, with information provided by forecaster Michael Gentle at the Belize Weather Bureau.

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