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Wet and Windy Weather is Finally Calming Down
San Juan area house surrounded by water

Wet and Windy Weather is Finally Calming Down

85% of the time those of us that live here tell inquiring travelers that it is not likely to be all day rains when they are concerned about the current weather in Belize on their trips, no matter what the forecast shows.

There are those times however where a tropical wave (Invest 92L ) comes along and we either need to be prepared to hunker down or be well waterproofed for extended rain. Since last week we have been experiencing very strong winds from the southeast and major rainfall. The wind is supposed to die down but the rain is expected to carry on for a few more days. While this weather system has been soaking Belize, Yucatan Peninsula , Honduras, northern Guatemala are also breaking out their rain gear as well.

On the plus side of bad weather in Belize

People with cisterns on the island as their main source of water are very happy right now as they have more water than they can handle. Those houses will be well set for a while because of this heavy rain.

Rainy weather fallout

Aside from Direct tv signal going on and out, unexpected leaks are also a factor during these times. I heard a report of someone that just moved to a new house was on heavy duty mop up. She finally decided that as long as her bed was not getting wet that it was a losing battle till rain stopped.

In my case I was glad I had the foresight to close the right windows and kicking myself for not packing my raincoat – thankfully I had a waterproof bag for my computer. Due to the downpour I got waylayed in town for 24h and when I got home I was pleased to find a relatively dry apartment. The only area I suffered a leak was the air conditioning unit in my bedroom.

I am hoping it will blow over faster, as much as I have been enjoying the rainy day weather, I do not want to get soaked going to the Belize Tourism Board Digital Marketing Summit tomorrow morning. Or worse yet have it cancelled there is already a good chance it may get postponed as Belize City is also under water right now.

More storm information

For more detailed weather info about our current rains click through to Belize Weather Forecast: October 17, 2015 on the Ambergris Caye message board. Marty has lots of storm details posted from the weather networks and a few pictures from him and message boarders of different areas of Belize.

I will leave you with a few pictures I took on my nexus 5 cell phone during periods when the rain had lightened up enough for me to be willing to use it.

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Seawall area by the Phoenix Resort and Ecologic Divers

San Pedro Belize Weather

It was a wet one but that did not stop breakfast at Estel’s for many of us

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San Juan area house surrounded by water

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Lagoon overtaking the road in San Juan

San Pedro Belize Weather

Supersize puddles

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Bikes are still well used transportation in spite of the weather

 San Pedro Belize Weather

Notice how deep in the water his tires are

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South of town also has many yards underwater

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Close up look at the water level in relation to the gold cart tires

6 comments

  1. Thank you for my connection to Belize. I’ll be down in Dec. for a month hope to see you then.
    Paul

  2. Anytime Paul, enjoy your trip planning.

  3. Thank you so much for the coverage, Laurie! Pics are great. Keep rockin Estel’s rain or shine. Miss y’all.

  4. Anytime Paula. Hopefully see you soon.

  5. Incredible rain photos, Laurie. I’ve been there once when it rained that much, but all in one day. Something like 11″?? We were staying at the Phoenix for our anniversary in May 2010, and the area outside against the seawall looked just like your photo. And you couldn’t see where the pool ended and the foliage began. Hope the rain stops soon and the sun comes out!

  6. Thanks Emily, 11″ that is high. It is finally clearing some and much less rain today than the past few. I know some areas of Belize City had to evacuate their homes due to high water levels.

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