Belize is a country that is frequented by hurricanes and torrential rain. Many times the rain is not accurately forecasted. The lack of weather bureaus in the country makes it harder to predict the rainfall and weather. Rains happen most often the mountain ranges and clouds more often pass over the caves along the country-sides. The Belize Meteorological Service is doing its best to give an accurate weather situation in most areas of the country.
Each year, the country gets up to 178 inches of rain. The summer or dry season happens from December to May. The hurricane season starts in June and ends in November. Visiting Belize during the height of the hurricane season may not be the best idea. It is possible that tours may be suspended due to the bad weather. It is recommended to keep an eye on the weather situation as it may become tenser.
Rainfall amount varies considerably depending on the area. The northern and central regions of the country between January and May get the most rainfall throughout the year. The dry season is generally shorter in the southern regions that may last only from February to April. A short dry spell may occur from late July or August. Belizean people have been educated on the rules on safety and you can find some information about safety preparations on the Internet.
Belize also has Doppler radars installed to give a better track of hurricanes that visit the country. Temperature in the country is dependent on altitude and proximity to the sea. These variations are the reasons for the differences in the weather patterns. The effects of the northeast trade winds from the Caribbean also impact the temperatures. The average temperature in the coastal areas range from 24 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius especially in July.