DATE ISSUED: Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday midday (12:00 LST) April 16, 2021
This afternoon through tonight: Partly cloudy and hazy with a brief local shower possible.
Friday: Partly cloudy to cloudy with slight haze and isolated showers possible.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F
Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F
Sunset Today: 6:29 P.M.
Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:55 A.M.
This afternoon through Friday midday: Northeasterly to east-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 03 to 12 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.
A loose surface pressure gradient will maintain light winds across the region during this forecast period. Additionally, limited moisture in the wake of a weak frontal boundary and the presence of Saharan dust will limit the chances for shower activity.
Seas will remain slight to moderate during the next few days.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to moderate
WAVES/SWELLS: 3 to 5 feet
SPECIAL FEATURES: Based on model outputs, very fine particles of volcanic ash from the La Soufriere volcano could reach close to or possibly over the local area during the next few days. This volcanic ash may be combined with low concentrations of Saharan dust, further limiting visibility and affecting sensitive persons. Therefore, persons with allergies and/or respiratory illnesses should take the necessary precautions.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the situation and update the public accordingly.
OUTLOOK through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy with slight haze and a brief shower possible.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/public-weather-forecast-for-st-maarten-1106