The heavy rains experienced in the Northern and Coastal areas of the country, forced some schools to shut down Wednesday morning. These thunderstorms are expected to continue over the next couple of days due to a lower pressure system hovering over the North of the country and the Yucatan Peninsula. The system has a meek 40% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next 48 hours. In other weather news, further East of the Atlantic ocean, a category 1 hurricane, Hurricane Humberto, calls for attention. Its isolated location allows Hurricane Humberto a lot of room for development. It is currently forecasted to move North West; however we will not be sure if it poses any threat to the Caribbean or Belize until the next week or so.
Here’s the weather situation as of 6am Thursday, September 12th:
|General Situation: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED CLOUDINESS, SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE YUCATAN PENINSULA, BELIZE AND GUATEMALA. LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS AND GUSTY WINDS ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 48 HOURS AND COULD RESULT IN LOCALIZED FLOODING. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO ENTER THE BAY OF CAMPECHE LATER TODAY AND HAS A HIGH CHANCE OF BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS….|
|24hr Forecast: CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES. SOME OUTBREAKS OF SHOWERS, THUNDERSTORMS AND PERIODS OF RAIN WILL AFFECT MOSTLY THE NORTHERN HALF OF THE COUNTRY TODAY.|
Tropical Weather Outlook: A broad area of low pressure is producing disorganized cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms over the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. This system has a high chance of becoming a tropical cyclone during the next couple of days.
– At 3:00 am Tropical Depression Gabrielle was centered near latitude 33.5N and longitude 67.7W or about 190 miles WNW of Bermuda. Gabrielle was was moving NW at 7mph with maximum sustained winds of 35 mph.
– Also at 3:00 am Hurricane Humberto was located near latitude 20.5N and longitude 28.7W or about 440 miles NW of the Cape Verde Islands. Humberto was moving to the North at 14 mph with maximum sustained winds of 85mph.
– Elsewhere in the North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico, tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 48 hours.