DATE ISSUED: Thursday, September 10, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) September 11, 2020
…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL
6:00 AM, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH…
This afternoon: Fair to partly cloudy with a few brief showers possible.
Tonight through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.
Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F
Sunset Today: 6:18 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:00 A.M.
This afternoon through Friday midday: East northeasterly to northeasterly with a light to moderate breeze of 06 to 13 mph.
A loose surface pressure gradient will maintain mostly gentle winds across the region. Pockets of moisture at the lower levels of the atmosphere will cause isolated showers particularly during the latter part of this forecast period.
Seas are expected to gradually deteriorate and peak near 8 feet during the latter part of this forecast period. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate to rough WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 8 feet
At 11:00 am, the center of Tropical Storm Paulette was located about 940 miles east northeast of St. Maarten and the center of Tropical Storm Rene was located about 1790 miles east of St. Maarten. Based on the projected paths, these systems are not expected to pose a direct threat to St. Maarten.
THE METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT OF ST. MAARTEN WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THESE SYSTEMS AND UPDATE THE PUBLIC ACCORDINGLY.
OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.