Heavy rainfall advisory today

AIRPORT–The Meteorological Service has issued a heavy rainfall advisory for St. Maarten from 2:00am to 5:00pm Saturday, November 7.

The special weather bulletin said moisture and instability associated with a Westward-moving tropical wave would continue to move across the Eastern Caribbean. Consequently, some unsettled weather were expected across St. Maarten during the overnight hours of Friday into Saturday and will remain throughout most of the day.

“As a result, conditions will gradually deteriorate over our area with increased cloudiness, scattered showers, gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms. Some of these showers may be heavy at times and localised flooding is likely over sections of the island,” stated the bulletin issued Friday afternoon.

Residents and motorists are urged to be vigilant and exercise caution, as streets may become flooded.

“In case there are lightning strikes very close to your location (loud thunder, less than three seconds between lightning discharge and thunder), switch off and disconnect any sensitive electronic equipment. Also disconnect any phone line from your computer,” the release added.

A small craft advisory also is in effect.

Source: The Daily Herald Heavy rainfall advisory today