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.