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Rains cause class cancellations; downpours expected to last all weekend

By Alexis R. Milan

The rains that came down on Thursday night and caused flooding throughout Belize City led to the cancellations of classes for many schools throughout the city.

Streets and compounds for many of the schools were severely flooded and inaccessible. Some of the schools which cancelled classes include, St. Ignatius Primary, St. Joseph Primary, All Saints and even St. John’s Junior College which, was supposed to be having exams today.

Forecaster at the Belize Meteorological Service, Francisca Wellington told The Reporter that two systems converging over the region are causing the rains. Wellington explained that a frontal system in the Bay of Campeche and another nearby caused increased moisture and instability in weather conditions.

Wellington said that they expect the rains to continue into the weekend and said that the concentration of rain will be inland for the remainder of today and then over the coast again at night.

Wellington predicted that the entire country will experience showers on Saturday and over the rest of the weekend.

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