PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

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

 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (16:00 LST) August 20, 2020  

 

WEATHER:

 

This afternoon through tonight: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy.

 

Thursday morning through midday: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with passing showers possible.

 

Forecast High: 33°C / 91°F             Forecast Low: 28°C / 82°F

 

Sunset Today: 6:36 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:56 A.M.

 

SURFACE WINDS:

 

This afternoon through Thursday midday: East northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 15 mph.

 

SYNOPSIS:

 

A dry and stable atmosphere associated with the dominant Atlantic high-pressure system will continue to restrict precipitation across the local area.

 

Moderate sea conditions can be expected for the next few days with waves peaking up to 7 feet. Small craft operator and sea bathers should exercise caution.

 

STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate       WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 7 feet

 

SPECIAL FEATURE:

 

An area of low pressure located about a little over 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing a concentrated area of showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are favorable for development and a tropical depression is expected to form within the next couple of days while the system moves west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph.

 

* Formation chance through 48 hours…high…90 percent.

 

*Formation chance through 5 days…high…90 percent.

 

THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF ST. MAARTEN WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THIS SYSTEM AND UPDATE THE PUBLIC ACCORDINGLY.

 

OUTLOOK through Friday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.

 

FORECASTER: Gordon