PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Sunday, January 12, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL:  Monday midday (12:00 LST) January 13, 2020. 

 

…A SMALL CRAFT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE...

 

WEATHER:  
This afternoon through Monday midday: Partly cloudy and windy, becoming cloudy at times with brief isolated showers.

 

Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F    Forecast Low: 25°C / 77°F 

 

Sunset Today: 5:55 P.M.         Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:47 A.M. 

 

SURFACE WINDS: 
This afternoon through Monday midday: East-northeast with a moderate to strong breeze of 16 to 25 mph and occasional higher gusts up to 40 mph.

 

SYNOPSIS:  

A strong Atlantic high pressure system will maintain moderate to strong winds and rough seas across the region during the next several days. Pockets of low level moisture embedded in the wind flow will produce brief isolated showers from time to time.

 

Sea conditions will continue to be rough to very rough, with waves up to 14 feet, over the next several days. As a result, a small craft warning remains in effect. Sea bathers and small craft operators are advised to avoid open waters and persons with interests along the coast should exercise extreme caution.

 

STATE OF THE SEA: Rough to Very Rough      WAVES/SWELLS: 9 to 14 feet.

 

SPECIAL FEATURE: None.  

OUTLOOK through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy and windy with brief isolated showers.