PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, September 03, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)  

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) September 04, 2020  

     

WEATHER:   This afternoon: Occasionally cloudy with isolated showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.  

Tonight through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers possible.     

Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F             Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F    

     

Sunset Today: 6:24 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:59 A.M.     

     

SURFACE WINDS:  This afternoon through Friday midday: Easterly to southeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 07 to 14 mph and possible higher gusts.    

     

SYNOPSIS:      

The combination of a mid to upper level trough and a tropical wave will account for isolated showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across the region. Saharan dust at varying concentrations will continue to affect the region, therefore, persons with allergies and/or respiratory illnesses should take the necessary precautions.  

Slight to moderate marine conditions are expected for the next few days.  

    

STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to Moderate        WAVES/SWELLS: 3 to 5 feet    

     

SPECIAL FEATURE:    

  1. A broad area of low pressure is located over the eastern tropical Atlantic. Gradual development of this system is possible early next week.  

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

* Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.  

 

  1. A tropical wave located off the coast of west Africa is merging with another disturbance resulting in an extensive area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development of this system is likely to be slow during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph.  

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

* Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent.  

 

THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF ST. MAARTEN WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THESE SYSTEMS AND UPDATE THE PUBLIC ACCORDINGLY  

 

OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy, breezy and hazy with a few showers possible.  

     

FORECASTER: Albert