DATE ISSUED: Monday, October 19, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Tuesday midday (12:00 LST) October 20, 2020
This afternoon: Fair to partly cloudy with a few showers possible.
Tonight through Tuesday midday: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.
Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F
Sunset Today: 5:47 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:07 A.M.
SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Tuesday midday: Northwesterly to westerly with a light breeze of 04 to 07 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.
SYNOPSIS: A fairly dry airmass will restrict significant shower activity across the region today. However, daytime heating and pockets of moisture being transported across the region by light winds, could trigger a few showers. A slack pressure gradient will account for light and variable winds. Seas will remain slight through the next 24 hours; however by late Tuesday into Wednesday, swells are expected to increase due to the proximity of a newly developed tropical storm.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 3 to 7 feet
SPECIAL FEATURES: Tropical Storm Epsilon formed this morning at 11:00am and poses no (direct) threat to St. Maarten. The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system.
OUTLOOK through Wednesday midday: Partly cloudy with local showers possible.