Public weather forecast for St. Maarten

PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Wednesday, August 02, 2017 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

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VALID UNTIL: Thursday midday (12:00 LST) August 03, 2017

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

WEATHER: 

This afternoon: Generally cloudy and breezy with scattered showers, some could be heavy, with isolated thunderstorms.

Tonight through Thursday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with brief passing showers.

Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F             Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F

Sunset Today: 6:46 P.M.                 Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:51 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS: 

This afternoon through Thursday midday: East-northeast to east with a gentle to fresh breeze of 12 to 21 miles per hour and occasional higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:  
Showers and isolated thunderstorms from the tail end of a tropical wave will continue to affect the island for this afternoon. However, due to strong driving winds, significant rainfall accumulations are not expected. Meanwhile, the robust Atlantic high pressure system will maintain brisk easterly winds across the region. 
Seas are expected to be moderate to rough with waves peaking near 9 feet. Small craft operators and sea-bathers should exercise caution.

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

SPECIAL FEATURE:  None.

OUTLOOK through Friday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with brief passing showers.

FORECASTER: Pierre

Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/68167-public-weather-forecast-for-st-maarten-165

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