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Punta Gorda Climate History

Past weather including monthly averages for Punta Gorda

Belize

Country Overview For Belize

The climate in Belize is typically tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May). The terrain: flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in south. For Belmopan in January the daily average maximum temperatures is 28°C with the average minimum 20°C, while in June the average maximum is 32°C with a minimum of 26°C. The wettest month for Belmopan is October with an average of 284.9mm of precipitation falling while the driest month is March with 37.5mm falling.


 

HISTORICAL MONTHLY AVERAGES FOR SEPTEMBER

The information presented below gives detailed historical monthly average weather conditions along with exceptional weather occurrences. To maintain relevance to current weather trends the displayed information has been calculated using data collected over the past two decades. The climate profile is taken from closest available data source to Punta Gorda.

Temperature

Throughout the month of September daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 30°C that's about 86°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 25°C, that's 78°F.

In recent times the highest recorded temperature in September has been 33°C that's 92°F, with the lowest recorded temperature 21°C, about 70°F.

Relative Humidity

The average daily relative humidity for September is around 65%.

Heat Index

The Heat Index is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is added to actual air temperature. From this a comfort level is calculated providing categories on how heat conditions might adversely affect someone.

Comfort Levels: Given average maximum temperatures and humidity levels caution is advised. Fatigue is possible with prolonged exposure and/or physical activity for those in high risk groups of possible heat disorders (see heat index for more information).

Precipitation

The average monthly amount of precipitation has been recorded at around 103 mm, that's 4 inches.

Estimated Hours of Sunshine per Day

We calculate sunshine hours per day using our past forecast data. For September expect the sun to shine for an average of 8 hours per day. This represents the average number of hours in the daytime that the sun is visible and not obscured by cloud e.g. the average number of hours the sun is actually out and shining. Note we calculate hours of sunshine per day using our past forecast data, not observation data, thus it is an estimate and not actual.

Wind

The average daily wind speed in September has been around 6 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 3 mph, or 3 knots. In recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 20 km/h, that’s the equivalent of around 13 mph, or 11 knots.

SWIMMING AND WATER TEMPERATURE

The temperature of water an individual will feel comfortable in is very much personal preference. What feels unbearably cold to one person for a swim might be fine for another. We have created our own Swimming Water Temperature Index offering a guide to water temperature and comfort levels for swimming;

In September, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 30°C, that's 86° Fahrenheit. Our index indicates for swimming in this is considered very warm and would be enjoyed by all. With this temperature you can stay active in the water for extended periods of time without feeling uncomfortable.

 

YEARLY TRENDS: WEATHER AVERAGES & EXTREMES

The following charts show yearly weather trends with information on monthly weather averages and extremes.

Temperature

The chart below plots the average high and low temperature for each month of the year. It also shows the maximum and minimum recorded temperatures.

Precipitation Amount

The chart below plots the average monthly precipitation amount.

Wind Speed

The chart below plots the average daily wind speed you can expect for any month. It also shows the maximum recorded sustained wind speed for each month.