PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

 

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) October 23, 2020

 

…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE… 

 

 

WEATHER: This afternoon through Friday midday: Partly cloudy with a few showers possible.

 

 

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

Sunset Today: 5:45 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:08 A.M.

 

SURFACE WINDS: This afternoon through Friday midday: South-southeast to east with a light to moderate breeze of 06 to 14 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.

 

SYNOPSIS: A weak Atlantic high pressure ridge will maintain light to moderate winds.Pockets of moisture will increase the probability of showers as they move across the region.

Swells generated by Hurricane Epsilon will cause seas up to 8 feet through the next few days. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.

 

STATE OF THE SEA:  Moderate to rough         WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 8 feet

 

SPECIAL FEATURES:  Hurricane Epsilon continues to move away from the local region. This system does not pose a direct threat to St. Maarten.

 

The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system.

 

OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy with isolated showers possible.

 

 

FORECASTER: Albert