If you’re a globetrotter looking for the next country to explore or simply in need of a relaxing vacation, Belize would be it. Nestled between Guatemala and Mexico, Belize boasts of lush tropical forests, natural wonders and pristine white sandy beaches surrounded by crystal clear turquoise water. This country is ideal for the traveler looking to veer off the beaten path and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
Among its many charms and natural attractions, Belize weather is one thing that draws people to the tiny country. The Belize climate can be defined as sub-tropical, which boasts of an average temperature of 29°C/84°F annually. Belize owes its enviable tropical climate to its unique location (between 16° and 18° north latitude).
Belize is surrounded by over 200 islands (cayes) in the Caribbean Sea as well as a wide array of colorful coral reefs known as the Belize Barrier Reef, which approximately 322 km/200 miles long.
The Belize climate ranges between hot, from May to September, and cool or humid, which is often between December to March. Thanks to the coastal sea breezes, the hottest and most humid months tend to cool down, while the colder months are cool and comfortable. This means that the temperature in Belize rarely falls below 16°C/60°F. Temperatures in Belize tend to range between 21°C/ 70°F and 32°C/90°F.
The 4 Belize Seasons:
Beyond rainy and dry, here is how many of us jokingly refer to our seasons.
Windswept – March to May
Rainy and Hurricane – June to November
Skeeter – August to October (thrown in there due to rain)
Brisk – December to February
Regardless of the seasons, the Belize climate is mild and comfortable, making it suitable year-round.
Best Time To Go To Belize
Many travelers would weigh-in that the best time to go to Belize is often during the dry season, between February and May. Year-round visits have its benefits, especially if you are planning a move or want to take in specific events like the annual big San Pedro Lobsterfest Block party held every June.
The high season, with the most visits to Belize, is generally between December and January, therefore, accommodations are more expensive. If you are traveling on a budget, try and plan your trip in low season.
May and June are the perfect windows to travel cheap and experience a less crowded Belize. The only downside to visiting during this time is the rain, although generally, it tends to be short heavy bursts.
In conclusion, given the temperature in Belize, where the humidity rarely goes beyond 83%, Belize is a perfect country to visit.
Current Ambergris Caye Weather Conditions
Since a large portion of travelers are heading to Ambergris Caye, here is our Island weather forecast.
For additional up to date and accurate San Pedro weather go to sanpedroweather.com. Their weather station and Belize weather webcam are located a couple of miles south of San Pedro Town.
For countrywide Belize Weather, visit the Belize National Meteorological Service website.
While this review from 2013 is a bit skewed by the unusual amount of rainfall that year, it is still a good example of December Weather in Belize.
Here are a couple of pictures to show you what it typically looks like when there’s rain headed in our direction.