Today through Wednesday morning: Cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
High: 30°C / 86°F
Forecast Low: 25°C / 77°F
Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:02 A.M.
Today through Wednesday morning: Southerly with a moderate to fresh breeze of 12 to 22 mph and higher gusts.
Moisture and instability associated with the outer bands of Tropical Storm Karen will account for cloudiness and shower activity across the region, some of which could be accompanied by thunderstorms. Karen is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 1 to 4 inches, therefore, residents and users of areas prone to flooding and landslide are advised to be vigilant.
A small craft advisory remains in effect for St. Maarten as rough seas will continue across the region. Small craft operators should exercise extreme caution and sea-bathers are advised to stay away from the sea.
OF THE SEA: Moderate to rough
WAVES/SWELLS: 6 to 9 feet
… KAREN BECOMES A TROPICAL STORM
At 5:00 am, the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 16.8 north, longitude 65.8 west or about 197 miles southwest of St. Maarten.
Karen is moving toward the north near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this general motion is expected to continue today. A north-northeastward motion is forecast tonight through Wednesday night.
On the forecast track, the center of Karen will pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today. A turn toward the north is expected late tonight or early Tuesday, and a northward to north-northeastward motion should continue through Wednesday night.
On the forecast track, the center of Karen will pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands today. At its closest point, the center of Karen is forecast to pass about 180 miles west of St. Maarten tonight.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
At 5:00 am, the center of Tropical Storm
Lorenzo at was located near 12.0N 28.0W or about 2380 miles east-southeast of
St. Maarten, moving West-northwest near 16 mph.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph (100 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast, and Lorenzo is forecast to become a hurricane later today and could become a major hurricane on Thursday.
At its closest point, the center of the Lorenzo should pass well over 1000 miles northeast of St. Maarten on Sunday.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the progress of these systems and update the public accordingly.
OUTLOOK through Thursday morning: Partly cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible.
The next weather forecast will be issued today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).
For further information, visit our website: www.meteosxm.com.
|WEATHER||Cloudy, Breezy, Scattered Showers, Isolated Thunderstorms||Partly Cloudy/Cloudy, Breezy, Scattered Showers, Poss. Isolated Thunderstorms||Partly Cloudy, Poss. Isolated Showers|
|HIGH TEMP||30°C / 86°F||31°C / 88°F||33°C / 91°F|
|LOW TEMP||25°C / 77°F||26°C / 79°F||28°C / 82°F|
|SUNRISE||06:02 AM||06:02 AM||06:02 AM|
|SUNSET||06:07 PM||06:06 PM||06:05 PM|