Seasons in Belize

Hi guys! Today we goona tell you about the climate in Belize. This country is located in Central America and occupies the southeastern part of the Yucatan Peninsula on the Caribbean coast. Belize borders on the north with Mexico and in the west and south - with Guatemala.

Most of the country's territory is a lowland, sometimes swampy plain with many lakes and lagoons. Almost half of the territory is covered by rainforests. The climate here is tropical monsoon - which means that it's damn humid and hot here. Not the most pleasant conditions, is not it? However, if you are going to go to Belize, you just need to know the features of the climate in this or that season.


Weather and Climate

Spring in Belize

With the beginning of spring in Belize begins the dry season, which persists until the end of April. In March only 60 mm of precipitation falls here, and the number of rainy days is only 6. On average the daytime air warms up to +28°C (82 °F), at night the temperature drops to +20°C (68 °F). The water on the Caribbean coast is +27°C (81 °F). In April there are even fewer rainy days, the air warms up to +31°C (88 °F) during the day and is cooled to +21°C (70 °F) at night. Water warms up to +28°C (82 °F) off the coast. In May Belize is preparing for the rainy season, the number of rainy days increases slightly, the average precipitation for the month is 100 mm. The weather is hot and humid: daytime up to +31°C (88 °F), at night not below +23°C (73 °F). In the capital, the temperature of the day is warmed up to +31°C (88 °F), at night it is cooled to +27.5°C (81 °F). The temperature of sea water is still about +28°C (82 °F).

The climate of the spring months

(Belmopan)

March
Max average t°: +28.5 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +20 °C (67 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 38 mm (1.5")
April
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +21 °C (70 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 36 mm (1.4")
May
Max average t°: +31 °C (88 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 57 mm (2.2")

Spring holidays

March 9 - Day of Baron Bliss.

March-April - Easter.

May 1 - Labor Day.

May 24 - Commonwealth Day.

Summer in Belize

June is the month of the beginning of the rainy season, at least once in two days heavy rains pass here. Average air temperatures range from +31°C (88 °F) during the day to +23°C (73 °F) at night. Water in the Caribbean becomes even warmer: +29°C (84 °F). In July tropical rainfall intensifies - the weather began to pour with rain. This month has an average of 19 rainy days. The average daily temperature lasts at +30°C (86 °F), dropping at night to +22°C (72 °F). The water temperature at the coast is +29°С (84 °F). In August the air warms up to +30°C (86 °F) in the daytime and is cooled at night to +22°C (72 °F). It rains for about 17 days. The water on the coast is still not below +29°С (84 °F).

The climate of the summer months

(Belmopan)

June
Max average t°: +31 °C (87 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 11 days
Precipitation: 120 mm (4.7")
July
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7.5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 58 mm (2.3")
August
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +22 °C (72 °F)
Sundial in the day: 8 hours
Rainy days: 8 days
Precipitation: 88 mm (3.5")


Summer holidays

June 25-27 - Lobster Festival.

5-8 August - International Festival of Costa Maya.

August 12 - Dir-Dance Dance Festival.

Autumn in Belize

In September Belize is no less hot than in the summer. In the daytime the air warms up to +30°C (86 °F), at night the temperature does not fall below +23°C (73 °F). Rains are about 16 days a month. The water temperature is the same as in summer: +29°С (84 °F). In October rains are all the same frequent. Average daily temperatures range from +30°C (86 °F) in the daytime to +22°C (72 °F) at night. The water in the sea is still +29 °С (84 °F). In November an average of 14 rainy days. During the day the air warms up to +28°C (82 °F), at night it cools down to +19°C (66 °F). The water on the Caribbean coast is +28-29 °C (82-84 °F).

The climate of the autumn months

(Belmopan)

September
Max average t°: +30 °C (86 °F)
Min average t°: +23 °C (73 °F)
Sundial in the day: 7 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation:  102 mm (4.0")
October
Max average t°: +29 °C (85 °F)
Min average t°: +21.5 °C (71 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 9 days
Precipitation: 103 mm (4.1")
November
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (67 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5.5 hours
Rainy days: 5 days
Precipitation: 64 mm (2.5")

Autumn holidays

September 10 - Memorial Day of the Battle of St. George's Kay.

September 21 - Independence Day.

October 12 - Columbus Day.

November 19 - Garifuna Day.

Winter in Belize

Winter is the "coldest" time of the year in Belize. The average air temperature at this time is +23°C (73 °F) in the north of the country, +24°C (75 °F) in the south and +25°C (77 °F) on the island of Ambergris Kee (the largest island of Belize), the maximum temperature is about +26-27 °C (79-81 °F). December is the month of the end of the rainy season, showers occur every other day. The average temperature ranges from +28°C (82 °F) in the daytime to +18°C (64 °F) at night. January is the coolest month with average daytime temperatures around +27 °C (81 °F). Rains can go up to 12 days a month. In February average temperatures are 2-3 degrees higher, the number of rainy days is reduced to 8. Often Belize gets to the wind "Norte", which blowing from the United States, which can bring with it thick clouds and cool in night and night, so the average minimum temperatures at this time can drop to +15°C (59 °F).

The climate of the winter months

(Belmopan)

December
Max average t°: +28 °C (82 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 3 days
Precipitation: 44 mm (1.7")
January
Max average t°: +27 °C (80 °F)
Min average t°: +18 °C (64 °F)
Sundial in the day: 5 hours
Rainy days: 4 days
Precipitation: 48 mm (1.9")
February
Max average t°: +28 °C (83 °F)
Min average t°: +19 °C (66 °F)
Sundial in the day: 6 hours
Rainy days: 2 days
Precipitation: 41 mm (1.6")

Winter holidays

December 25-26 - Christmas.

January 1 - New Year.