Hail in Corozal, Heatwave Elsewhere

What’s up with the weather? The heat has been blazing on the country in the recent weeks, with little or no rainfall relief. This evening we spoke to Forecaster at the Belize Met. Service Frank Tench, who told us why we’ve been experiencing these extreme weather conditions.

Frank Tench – Forecaster, National Meteorological Service:
vlcsnap-2013-05-02-21h13m26s1We’ve been having fairly warm dry weather. [There’s been] outbreaks of showers and thunderstorms in inland areas.  We had thunderstorm development in the North and North-West of the country yesterday evening.  We had some severe thunderstorm activity in the North of the country this afternoon.

vlcsnap-2013-05-02-21h15m46s105As the Forecaster mentioned, there were severe thunderstorm activity in the north – or what we would call a hail storm. The photos you’re seeing were shared with us from Corozal. So is this a sign that the climate will get cooler? Can we expect a change in the weather anytime soon? We asked Tench.

Frank Tench – Forecaster, National Meteorological Service:
We’re still very much in the Dry Season, however there will be a change in the air mass within the next 24 hours.  We should have fairly cool temperatures, or relatively cooler temperatures, and some showers developing over inland areas during the afternoon.  Some of these showers moving to coastal areas in the coming days.

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