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.
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.