Video: Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 11:00 AM (sxm time)
Weather Forecaster: Ms. Desiree Connor
PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Sunday, July 31, 2016 @ 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Monday evening (18:00 LST) August 01, 2016
…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…
Tonight: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, some of which could be heavy and a risk of thunder.
Monday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.
Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F
Sunset Today: 6:47 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:51 A.M.
Tonight through Monday evening: East to southeast with a moderate to fresh breeze of 13 to 22 miles per hour, and occasional higher gusts.
Moisture and instability in the wake of a tropical wave will continue to cause cloudiness, showers and possible thunder across the local region. Some of these showers could be heavy at times and may cause street-flooding. Residents and users of areas prone to flooding are advised to be vigilant.
Seas will remain rough until Monday night. Therefore, small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution.
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate to rough WAVES/SWELLS: 6 to 9 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE: A tropical wave located west of the Lesser Antilles continues to move rapidly towards the west. This system has a medium (40%) chance of development during the next 48 hours.
OUTLOOK through Tuesday evening: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible.
The next weather forecast will be issued Monday at 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC).
Source: 721 News St Maarten MET office with the weather update