A HEAVY RAINFALL ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN
FROM 2AM UNTIL 5PM Saturday, 7 November, 2015.
Moisture and instability associated with a westward moving tropical wave continues to move across the Eastern Caribbean. Consequently, some unsettled weather can be expected across St. Maarten during the overnight hours of Friday into Saturday, and 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 localized flooding is likely over sections of the island. 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.
A Special Bulletin is issued for weather events that are unusual, cause general inconvenience or public concern (requiring the attention and action of fire department and police authorities) and cannot adequately be described in a regular weather forecast.
A Precautionary statement means that there is a slight possibility (< 30% chance) of occurrence within the next 8 to 24 hours.
A Heavy Rainfall Advisory is an announcement when heavy rains are about to occur or occurring already, but are not strong enough to require a warning.
A Heavy Rainfall Warning is an announcement when heavy rains are about to occur or are occurring already.
Source: The Daily Herald SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN Friday, 6 November, 2015 TIME ISSUED: 4:00 PM