PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN  

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, October 29, 2020 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)   

VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) October 30, 2020    

 

…A SMALL CRAFT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN 
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…  

    

WEATHER:      

This afternoon through tonight: Mostly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers, some of which may be moderate to heavy with a chance of thunder.
Friday morning through midday: Cloudy, hazy and breezy at first with a few isolated showers. Becoming partly cloudy and hazy as time progress.  

 

Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F             Forecast Low: 25°C / 79°F   

    

Sunset Today: 5:41 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:11 A.M.    

    

SURFACE WINDS: 
This afternoon through Friday midday: East-northeast to east-southeasterly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 20 mph, and occasional higher gusts.  

    

SYNOPSIS:     

The interaction of a tropical wave and an upper level trough is producing cloudiness and moderate to heavy showers across the region. Persons in flood-prone areas should remain vigilant as additional showers could result in localized flooding.
Thereafter, an influx of Saharan dust is expected from tomorrow. This will aid in restricting precipitation across the local area. However, persons with respiratory illnesses and/or allergies should take the necessary precautions.  

Marine conditions continue to be rough. Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue exercising caution. Above normal sea conditions are predicted to prevail for the next several days.  

   

STATE OF THE SEA:  Moderate to rough          WAVES/SWELLS: 6 to 9 feet   

    

SPECIAL FEATURES:  None.  

 

OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.  

    

FORECASTER: Gordon