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Belize braces for scorching heatwave: Temperatures soar inland

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Posted: Saturday, May 18, 2024. 6:43 am CST.

By Horace Palacio: The National Meteorological Service of Belize has issued a heat alert as fair, hot, and dry weather conditions are expected to continue today. Temperatures inland are predicted to reach and exceed 97°F (36°C), prompting residents to take precautions against the scorching heat.

Today’s forecast predicts mostly sunny, hot, and hazy conditions with little to no rain expected. Tonight, the skies will transition to clear or partly cloudy. Coastal areas will experience temperatures ranging from 84°F (29°C) to 91°F (33°C), while inland temperatures will soar between 78°F (26°C) and 104°F (40°C). Hilly regions can expect slightly cooler temperatures between 72°F (22°C) and 89°F (32°C).

Marine conditions will see moderate seas with waves reaching 4-6 feet. Winds will blow from the east-southeast at 10-20 knots.

Due to the extreme heat, the National Meteorological Service has issued a heat alert, advising residents, particularly those inland, to stay hydrated and limit outdoor activities, especially during the afternoon hours.

The outlook for Sunday and Sunday night predicts mainly fair, warm, and mostly dry weather conditions.

Residents are urged to take necessary precautions to stay safe and comfortable during this period of hot and dry weather.


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