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Polaroid of the week: Tropical Storm in Belize

Polaroid of the week: Tropical Storm in Belize

Last Updated on February 22, 2021

We were greeted by ‘tropical depression’ Matthew within 12 hours of our arrival to San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, a small island off the coast of Belize. This was our first severe storm since setting off on our trip. Matthew was expected to hit Belize with much more strength, so our second day was spent nervously watching the locals boarding up windows and buying up food stuffs to last a few days. The storm status quickly lowered, however,  from hurricane to tropical storm and finally to tropical depression. Still, its power forced ferry services between the islands and the mainland to cease  and we were obliged to hold out in San Pedro until the storm passed over Belize. Fortunately, Matthew did not cause major damage anywhere.

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Monday 22nd of February 2021

[…] ferry services that had been suspended. After all the hype, luckily, Matthew had been downgraded to a tropical depression by the time it hit Belize, and we waited it out in our hotel room. Last year on our road trip from […]


Sunday 10th of October 2010

It's always great to sit back every afternoon in a tropical country, and watch the afternoon storms pass by, but a hurricane is a different story. At least it was downgraded in the end. Hope you enjoyed your time at San Pedro.