PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

 

VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) October 15, 2020

 

 

WEATHER:    This afternoon through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers and a chance of thunder.

 

 

Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F             Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F

 

 

Sunset Today: 5:50 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:06 A.M.

 

 

SURFACE WINDS:   This afternoon through Thursday midday: Southeasterly with a moderate breeze of 08 to 17 mph.

 

 

SYNOPSIS:   Moisture and instability associated with a surface to mid-level trough and an approaching tropical wave will generate isolated showers across the region. These showers may be moderate and could be accompanied by thunder. Meanwhile, moist and warm southeasterly winds are expected through the forecast period.   Seas will remain slight to moderate during the next few days.

 

 

STATE OF THE SEA:  Slight to moderate         WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 6 feet

 

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:  A tropical wave located about a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles has a low chance (10%) of formation through the next 5 days. Conditions remain unfavorable for significant development as it nears the island chain. However, the Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system.

 

 

OUTLOOK through Friday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.

 

 

FORECASTER: Connor