Belize’s weather is subtropical with distinctive dry and wet seasons. While the high-dry season from November to February and the low-dry season from February to May are the main tourist seasons, the wet seasons are off-seasons. Temperature in Belize can sometimes be in 96 degree F during the peak afternoon. In general, Belize experiences a warm climate with temperature in the early 70 degrees. The tropical sea breeze is mostly warm during the daytime. Sometimes the temperature can stay at 50 degree or below due to a sudden shower with cool sea breeze. It can be said that the weather in Belize can be very difficult to predict. Annual average temperature in this nation is 79 degrees. As most days in Belize are breezy and warm with an average temperature in the 70s, many people love spending time near beaches and reveling in the sun.
The wettest months in Belize are from May to October. During this time, the country receives an average of 50 inches to 180 inches of rainfall. The northern region receives lesser rainfall in inches than the extreme south. Due to heavy rainfall and year-round warm climate, the country is home to verdant and dense rainforests and mangroves in the south of Belize. During these months, temperature can be sometimes high, but with cooler and humid trade winds. However, you can still have a bit of sun during this time too, especially if you are in the northern part of the country. Hurricane season in Belize is from September to October. In the past, a number of hurricanes have arrived during these months.
November thru January is considered as the winter in Belize, with temperature averaging about 75 degrees. Towards the mountainous part of the country, temperature can fall drastically below 50 degree F. Most of the neighborhoods in the Cayo district experience the maximum cold. If you plan exploring Belize during winter, then pack some warm clothes. Overall, the water temperature in Belize stays constant with an average between 79 and 83 degrees. Temperature can always vary by region in the country, especially in the coastal regions due to the trade winds from the Caribbean coast. Some parts of the country, including the Mountain Pine Ridge experiences a noticeably cooler climate year round. Overall, the seasons in Belize are differentiated more by the average rainfall and humidity than in temperature.
Here is a breakdown of temperature and climate in Belize every month.
December climate starts with rain and ends with dry days. With the monthly average of around 75 degree F, this is the perfect time to spend the Christmas holiday in Belize.