** WEATHER UPDATE **: Meteorological Department St.Maarten

AIRPORT — A tropical wave is currently passing through the Eastern Caribbean, coupled with favorable upper level conditions over our local area and the accompanying surge of moisture will cause unsettled weather.

As a result, cloudy skies, breezy conditions isolated showers, some of which could be heavy, and isolated thunderstorms are expected today.

Therefore, motorists and persons living in low-lying areas should remain vigilant due to possible street flooding and localized flooding.

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After the wave exits the region, the Saharan dust and Atlantic high pressure system will reestablish across the local area and limit significant precipitation.

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PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Friday morning (06:00 LST) June 30, 2017

WEATHER: 

Today: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, some of which could be heavy and isolated thunderstorms.

Tonight through Friday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible.

Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F

Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F

Sunset Today: 6:52 P.M.

Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:40 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

Today through Friday morning: East-northeast to east-southeast with a gentle to fresh breeze of 10 to 19 mph and higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS: 

A tropical wave is currently passing through the Eastern Caribbean, coupled with favorable upper level conditions over our local area and the accompanying surge of moisture will cause unsettled weather. As a result, cloudy skies, breezy conditions isolated showers, some of which could be heavy, and isolated thunderstorms are expected today. Therefore, motorists and persons living in low-lying areas should remain vigilant due to possible street flooding and localized flooding.

After the wave exits the region, the Saharan dust and Atlantic high pressure system will reestablish across the local area and limit significant precipitation.

Moderate seas are expected, with waves peaking near 7 feet today, conditions will start improving from Friday morning. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.

STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate

WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 7 feet

SPECIAL FEATURE: None.

OUTLOOK through Saturday morning: Partly cloudy and hazy with isolated showers possible.

FORECASTER: Connor

The next weather forecast will be issued today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).

 

 

Source: 721 News https://721news.com/top-story/weather-update-meteorological-department-st-maarten/

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