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- Rain in Western Belize
  • By goodmusicplace <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 14:31:20 -0600
These photos show a popular spot in the Mountain Pine Ridge area of Western 

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- Eta and Belize
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 4 Nov 2020 11:50:56 -0600
On Ambergris Caye the rain comes and goes - when it comes, it is torrential.   
Some island roads and yards are flooding because the land is saturated.  We are 
a coral-sand island and generally have great perk, but the land is pretty full 
right now.   It’s also very dark outside and quite cool (sweatshirt-style 
The seas are unusually high, with waves (we generally don’t have waves because 
the reef breaks the surf).  The roar of the reef is super-loud.
It’s not clear whether the high water along the coast is causing erosion or if 
it is actually a sand-dump.  It certainly has cleaned beaches beautifully …… no 
seagrass anywhere.  Water is rushing right up to buildings along the beach in 
town, and in other places the fresh water from the land is cutting streams down 
to the sea.  Water-water everywhere.    A friend on the island with a 
rain-gauge said it stands at 4.5 inches right now (this is for a couple of 
days) - not totally scientific, but interesting.  Cisterns are full to 

As far as weather events go, right now this is an inconvenience, not a disaster 
for Ambergris Caye.  

Mainland Belize is a whole different story.  Rivers are rising rapidly and a 
flood warning has been issued.  Areas in the southern part of Belize  are 
expected to get 10-20 inches of rain from this system.

Looks like the rains will continue today and tomorrow, slowly abating on Friday 
and Saturday being sunny and nice.  We’ll be cleaning up the mess over the 

Our hearts go out to the people and animals affected in Nicaragua and Honduras 
- they have been hit really hard and it’s not over for them yet.

- From Belize National Met Service
  • By goodmusicplace <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 09:36:07 -0600
Hurricane Delta made landfall on the northeast, Yucatan Peninsula  of Mexico 
around 4:45 this morning as a category 2 hurricane. As of 6am local time, Delta 
was located near latitude 21.1N. longitude 87.4W. The system was moving to the 
NW at 17 mph with maximum sustained winds of 105 mph and minimum central 
pressure of 974 mb. Delta is forecast to continue moving to the NW and then to 
the NNW away from Belize. 

Any threat posed to Belize by this system is decreasing. The main impact 
overnight was rainfall with 2-3 inches of rain falling over northern and 
central areas. As a result of this, The National Meteorological Service of 
Belize maintains a flood warning for northern and central areas. The rains are 
forecast to decrease throughout the morning and this warning will likely be 
lifted later today. Winds were also gusty with San Pedro recording sustained 
winds of 20 knots with gusts to 30 knots early this morning. As a result, a 
small craft warning remains in effect. This will also likely be downgraded to a 
caution later today as the winds start to decrease. 

The NMS  will provide another update this afternoon, if necessary.


Ronald Gordon MSc
National Meteorological Service

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- Delta - Ambergris Caye
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Oct 2020 09:33:23 -0600
It was a breezy night with some strong wind-gusts here and there.  Spits of 
rain.  Winds coming from the backside (west) of the island.   Relatively flat 
seas inside the reef but that is deceptive …… there are small craft warnings 
out for rough seas.  
We have a few tree-limbs down and a lot of leaves in yards.  
Very grateful for our good fortune and very concerned about the Yucatan.  
Hoping correspondents from that area will let us know how things are.

- Here on Ambergris Caye
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Oct 2020 12:38:19 -0600
We are in shock watching Delta strengthening to Cat 4 ……. and we have all of 
our prayers focused on our friends in the northern Yucatan.

In Belize we watch weather closely all season long.    Out of an overabundance 
of caution emergency centers and personnel in the north of the country are on 
alert and on call, but we don’t expect to have to do much.     

On Ambergris Caye it would appear that we’ll have fairly strong (30 MPH-ish) 
winds from the west tonight as Delta moves across Yucatan and into the Gulf.    
A small-craft caution has been issued for later today and tonight.   We feel 
blessed - and we are going to stay vigilant for the rest of this insane year.   

Diane Campbell - San Pedro

- hi from Belize
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 19:58:39 -0600
First a correction to the text I wrote earlier …… “very dedicated … TEAM” was 
what it was supposed to day.
The NEMO team is doing a great job here in San Pedro.  

Nothing new about conditions south of us where the storm will make landfall.   
When I learn something I’ll post.

stay healthy - stay dry
virtual hugs from San Pedro!

- Nana
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2020 18:52:26 -0600
I’m waiting for a NEMO meeting to start - second one of the day.   Very 

Up here in San Pedro the rains began about 15 minutes ago and are really heavy. 
 Predictions are for 2-4 inches here / 3-6 where Nana makes landfall.

I believe the country is prepared although Covid makes sheltering more complex.

We expect landfall of Nana as either a strong Tropical Storm or a minimal Cat 1 
Hurricane - south of Belize City near Dangriga.  Winds not the biggest issue 
for most of the country.    High seas could be a problem for the southern coast 
and Belize City.  

If I learn more tonight I’ll report again.  We’re not in a panic.  

- 99L
  • By Diane Campbell <dcampbellbz at gmail.com>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2020 09:54:41 -0600
Here on Ambergris Caye we’re feeling confident that this storm won’t be a big 
Most of us did thorough prep for Marco (which missed us) - and have left it in 
Covid-19 complicates everything in our planning, but for now we’re good.  

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