There are a million things that go through our minds when we think of visiting, or permanently relocating to a, new country. We try to imagine how life would be in that country in order to determine if we would be able to fit in. We consider the hospitality, security and economy of the new country.
But that is not all we think about, we always want to know how the weather is like. We ask ourselves question like; is it too cold, is it too hot, how is the rain like and how much snow should I expect? These are valid questions for anyone who wants to be prepared for their journey and they are questions that we aim to answer.
When the country you are looking to relocate to is a small country of less than 400,000 people, less than the population of some states in other countries, then information might be a bit tight. According to 2014 census, the population of Belize is only 340,844. These amounts to a low population density (lowest in Central America) because the land mass of Belize is only 22800 square kilometers. All these paint a picture of why not so many foreigners have experienced the weather in Belize. As a result, information about Belize weather may be a bit scarce.
In this article, you will learn all you need to know about the weather in Belize. We have done all the boring research on Belize weather and compounded the information in this small write-up for your consumption. This can be the guide you need to make your final decisions about moving to Belize, when you realize just how well you can cope with Belize weather.
So, let’s get right to it
What Do I Have To Know About The Weather In Belize?
- Temperature: The temperature in Belize varies all year round as expected. However, even on the same day, there can be a huge difference in how hot or cold Belize weather feels depending on your location. You can expect the weather to vary with elevation and the northeast trade winds. The average temperature along the coast ranges between 75.20F (January) and 80.60F (July). You can expect a slight variation as you move towards the higher inland areas but the variation is not that much.
- So that’s what the temperature is. With that information, you should now know if that’s too hot or too cold for you, depending on what you are used to in your country. However, if you would like even cooler temperatures in Belize, then places like the Mountain Pine Ridge is where you want to be.
- Rain: Now that you know about the temperature in Belize, I expect that rainfall should become the next concern. The rainfall in Belize varies all year round depending on the season. In the north and west, the average rainfall is about 1350 mm while it goes up to 4500 mm in the south. The northern and central regions also experience the greatest variation in the amount rainfall between seasons, where you get less than 100mm of rainfall per month between the months of January and May, whereas, in the south, the dry season is only between the months of February and April. This means you may want to find out the exact part of Belize you will be staying. Is it the north or the south? You have seen how that been a factor in how comfortable you feel be with the weather in Belize.
- Hurricanes: Another piece of vital information about Belize weather would concern hurricanes. This information would be of interest to you if you are planning to stay in Belize for a significant period of time. Do hurricanes happen in Belize? Yes, Hurricanes has done its destructive work in Belize in the past. In 1931, a hurricane occurred in Belize City and took out 2/3 of all the buildings, over 1000 people lost their lives in the natural disaster. Since then, quite a number of hurricanes have happened in Belize. There was Hurricane Janet (1955), Hurricane Hattie (1961), Hurricane Greta (1978), Hurricane Iris (2001), Hurricane Dean (2007) and the most recent, category 2 Hurricane Richard (Oct, 2010). All these disasters caused tens of millions of dollars in damages. So that’s that about hurricanes in Belize.
What is the Best Time to Visit Belize?
I hope I haven’t scared you too much with the section on hurricanes. So what is the best time to visit Belize? Majorly, we would be considering Belize weather in answering this question.
Although some tourists are keen to witness the September celebrations in Belize, some would base the timing of their visit majorly on the seasonal changes in Belize weather. Such people would really like to know the best time to visit Belize. But that is slightly difficult to answer because of individual preferences but we would still try to provide the best answer.
The temperature in Belize is always relatively high all year round so you should pack your summer cloths. If you would to experience lots of rain, then plan your visit between the months of May-December. For maximum warmth, visit Belize in May and if you prefer the cold, then you want to be in Belize in January. For the most rain, visit in September; and if you would like the exact opposite then April is the month. These are just pointers to the variation in Belize weather through the year.
Let’s Sum Up Belize Weather
So that’s all about Belize weather, I expect that you found come useful information in there, Let us know if you have any questions in the comment section. If you have visited Belize before as tourist, please share with us information about how your visit went and what time of the year it was. Also give your general impression about the weather in Belize. We are sure our readers would find that the information you share quite useful. We might even write a more detailed description of the weather in Belize to answer the questions we get from you.