PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday morning (06:00 LST) October 07, 2016
Today through Friday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers possible.
Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F
Sunset Today: 5:57 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:04 A.M.
Today through Friday morning: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 15 miles per hour.
Available moisture and instability across the local region will account for cloudy periods and possible isolated showers. An approaching tropical wave will increase the chance for showers toward the latter part of the forecast period.
Seas will remain near 6 feet for the next several days.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to Moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 6 feet
At 5am, category 3 Hurricane Matthew was heading to the Bahamas and Florida with maximum sustained winds near 125 mph.
Tropical Storm Nicole just below hurricane strength but remains over open water with maximum sustained winds near 70 mph.
These systems do not pose a threat to St. Maarten.
Meanwhile a tropical wave located east of the Southern Lesser Antilles could increase the chances of showers over the Caribbean region on Today through Friday.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor these systems.
OUTLOOK through Saturday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers.
The next weather forecast will be issued Today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).