PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Friday, October 07, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Saturday morning (06:00 LST) October 08, 2016
Today through Saturday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers and a chance for isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F
Sunset Today: 5:56 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:04 A.M.
Today through Saturday morning: East to east-southeast with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 miles per hour.
Available moisture and instability associated with a tropical wave will account for cloudy periods and isolated showers during this forecast period. Although most of the activity will remain in the Southern Caribbean, there remains a chance for isolated thunderstorms over the local region.
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 is making its way to Florida with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph.
Hurricane Nicole has weakened a little. Nicole remains over open waters with maximum sustained winds near 100 mph.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor these systems. These systems do not pose a threat to St. Maarten.
OUTLOOK through Sunday evening: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers.
The next weather forecast will be issued Today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).