Posted: Sunday, May 31, 2020. 10:08 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: As of 9 pm tonight, the National Meteorological Service of Belize issued a strong thunderstorm alert for central and parts of northern Belize.
According to the Met Service, heavy and persistent rainfall, caused by tropical depression Amanda, is expected to cause flooding in rivers and streams, and in low-lying and flood prone areas. There is also “a very high possibility of flooding and landslides, especially near communities along the eastern slopes of the Maya Mountains”.
This evening’s general weather forecast stated that remnants of tropical depression Amanda continues to affect the region and re-development is possible as it emerges over the southern Bay of Campeche. The system has a medium chance of development during the next 48 hours.
The Met Service also reports that the Belize River, near Banana Bank is nearing flood stage, while the Rio Hondo and other rivers are increasing slowly.
The extended outlook is for “some showers, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms to continue to affect the country on Monday night, then decrease during Tuesday”.
We will have another weather update tomorrow morning.
Monday, June 1st is also the official start of the hurricane season.
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