PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN
DATE ISSUED: Thursday, October 13, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday morning (06:00 LST) October 14, 2016
Today through Friday morning: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers possible.
Forecast High: 31°C / 88°F Forecast Low: 27°C / 81°F
Sunset Today: 5:51 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:06 A.M.
Today through Thursday midday: East-southeasterly with a light to gentle breeze of 04 to 12 mph, at times becoming a light air and variable.
A warm and moist east-southeasterly wind flow will maintain a relatively unstable atmosphere across the region. As a result, cloudy periods and isolated showers are possible during this forecast period.
Seas will remain slight to moderate for the next few days. However, seas could reach up to 8 feet on the Northern coast of the island due to northwesterly swells.
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to moderate WAVES/SWELLS: 4 to 7 feet
At 5am, powerful category 4 Hurricane Nicole was approaching Bermuda with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor this system.
OUTLOOK through Saturday morning: Partly cloudy with isolated showers possible.
The next weather forecast will be issued Today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).