PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Friday, August 28, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)   

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) August 29, 2020    

    

WEATHER:      

This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and hazy with a few brief showers possible.    

Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F             Forecast Low: 28°C / 82°F   

    

Sunset Today: 6:29 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:58 A.M.    

    

SURFACE WINDS:  This afternoon through Saturday midday: Northeast to east with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.   

    

SYNOPSIS:     

A weak Atlantic high pressure system will maintain gentle to moderate winds during this forecast period. Additionally, varying concentrations of Saharan dust will continue to affect the region.  

Seas are expected to remain slight to moderate during the next few days.  

   

STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to moderate       WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 7 feet   

    

SPECIAL FEATURE:   

A tropical wave located about 900 miles east of the Windward Islands is moving westward at about 15 mph. This system is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms and some gradual development is possible during the next several days.  

* Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent.  

* Formation chance through 5 days...low...30 percent.   

 

OUTLOOK through Sunday midday: Fair to partly cloudy, breezy and hazy.  

    

FORECASTER: Albert