The climate of Belize is tropical
with a hot wet climate between Mid-May and November, a cooler drier climate from November to
February, and a dry season from February to Mid-June. Sarteneja has 1500 mm rainfall and southern
Belize 3x more with 4500 mm.
It is hotter as you go further south and especially
inland. hot season daily temperatures on the coast are about 90F and about 3F hotter inland. Night
temperatures can be about 5F cooler. During winter temperatures are about 5F cooler than in
Hurricanes are extremely important to Belize as they
are capable of taking lives, destroying infrastructure and crops, and damaging the economy for
It is important to be prepared for hurricanes to limit
the above damage.
Climate warming will increase storm strengths in
general. However, the effect of climate warming on hurricane frequency and strength is still
Global climate warming will affect
Belize in many ways. The effects of global warming can be either beneficial or harmful, and we can
maximise benefit and minimise loss.
Soot and burning
Soot which is the black smoke produced by burning,
produces 15% of climate warming. Reductions in
soot have an immediate effect of reducing global
reductions in soot will be necessary to keep global temperatures from soon rising more than
3°C above pre-industrial levels.