PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) February 20, 2020 

 

…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN THROUGH 6PM THURSDAY EVENING…

 

WEATHER:   This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with passing showers.

 

Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F         Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F 

 

Sunset Today: 6:15 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:37 A.M. 

 

SURFACE WINDS:  This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-northeast to east with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 18 mph and occasional higher gusts.

 

SYNOPSIS:  

The dominant Atlantic high pressure system will continue to generate brisk winds. Meanwhile, pockets of moisture in the lower levels of the atmosphere will cause cloudy periods and a few passing showers across the local area. Saharan dust entering the region will help to restrict shower activity. Marine conditions will continue to peak near 9 feet before subsiding from tomorrow evening. Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to continue exercising caution.

 

STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate to Rough      WAVES/SWELLS: 6 to 9 feet

 

SPECIAL FEATURE: None.  

OUTLOOK through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with passing showers.

 

FORECASTER: Gordon