Weather forecast for Cabarete, Dominican Republic
Forecasting weather for Cabarete has been as good as imossible with most standard forecast models such as provided by weather.com, the BBC, CNN, ect... The only good forecast we have found is what you see below. It is, unfortunately, only graphic, and the info you can read out of it is limited, but that is the best we have.
For complete information about what you're looking at, please see the key to the maps.
Temperature and precipitation between now and 24 hours
Temperature and precipitation between 24 and 48 hours (1 to 2 days)
Temperature and precipitation between 48 and 72 hours (2 to 3 days)
Temperature and precipitation between 72 and 96 hours (3 to 4 days)
Each forecast image consists of three panels. Across the top is a title bar:
The "GFS Valid:" field on the left side gives the 24-hour time span for which the plotted data are valid. Times are given in Mean Greenwich Time ("Z"). To convert to Dominican time, substract 5 hours:
The hour, day, and month on the right indicate the initialization time of the model run. Forecasts will be based on either the 00Z or the 12Z GFS model output.
Top Panels: Temperature
The top panels show shaded contours of the maximum and minimum 2-meter temperatures over the 24-hour forecast period.
- Contours are in degrees Celsius.
- Contour interval is 3°C
- Multiples of 6°C have black contours and are labeled.
- White contours are for intermediate multiples of 3°C, and alternating bands are shaded (see the color bar on the bottom of the temperature maps for the scale).
Bottom Panel: Precipitation
The bottom panel shows total precipitation accumulation. Since these are global models, small-scale climate regimes like those found in mountainous terrain, or in the vicinity of islands may not be well forecast. Keep this in mind when looking at forecasts in these areas. Longitude and latitude lines are drawn every 5 degrees.
Precipitation Amount: The shaded topographic relief and blue ocean of the map background are visible in the areas where the total accumulated precipitation is less than 1 millimeter. The shaded contours and intensity of the colors indicate the total precipitation accumulation for the indicated 24 hour forecast period.
- Contours are in millimeters.
- Values below 1mm are not shown.
- Contours are at 1, 2.5, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 250mm for all others.