GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten Today through Monday morning: Partly cloudy at first, becoming increasingly cloudy with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F Forecast Low: 25°C / 77°F
Sunset Today: 6:46 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:52 A.M.
Today through Monday morning: East southeast to southeast with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 14 mph, becoming lighter and variable at times.
An active tropical wave approaching the region is expected to cause cloudiness, showers and the chance for thunderstorms across the region. Meanwhile, a weakened Atlantic high pressure ridge will account for mostly light winds.
Slight to moderate marine conditions are expected throughout the weekend.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to Moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 6 feet
Showers and thunderstorms associated with an active tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Leeward Islands continue to show signs of organization. Recent satellite wind data, however, indicate that the system remains disorganized at the surface. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for additional development during the next few days. A tropical depression could form by the middle of this week. This system is forecast to turn northwestward and then northward over the western Atlantic, passing north of the Leeward Islands on Monday and Tuesday.
* Formation chance through 2 days…low…30 percent.
* Formation chance through 5 days…medium…60 percent.
ANY DEVELPOMENT THAT DOES TAKE PLACE IS EXPECTED AFTER THIS SYSTEM HAS PASSED ST MAARTEN.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the progress of this system and keep the public updated accordingly.
OUTLOOK through Tuesday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.