MET-OFFICE: Public Forecast

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SXM METEO OFFICE-001DATE ISSUED:  Wednesday August 19, 2015 @ 06:00 Lst (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL:  Thursday morning (06:00 Lst) August 20, 2015 
 
WEATHER:
Today through Thursday morning: Fair to partly cloudy and breezy with no significant precipitation.

Forecast High:
   31°C / 88°F          Forecast Low:   27°C / 81°F 
 
Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:56 A.M.        Sunset Tonight:  6:36 P.M.
 
SURFACE WINDS:
Today through Thursday morning: Easterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 17 miles per hour.
 
SYNOPSIS:
The Atlantic area of high pressure is the dominant weather feature affecting the region, this continues to push dry air over the forecast area which is restricting significant precipitation.
Sea conditions are currently slight to moderate. However, some deterioration is expected by Thursday with continuing deterioration over the upcoming weekend. Any advisories or warnings will be issued whenever they become necessary.
 
STATE OF THE SEA: Slight to Moderate        WAVES/SWELLS: 3 to 5 feet 
 
SPECIAL FEATURE:
At 5am, Tropical Storm Danny was located at 11.3N 40.2W or about 1445 miles east-south-east of St. Maarten. It is moving west at 14mph with maximum sustained winds at 50mph.
The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the progress of this system, as it has the possibility to further strengthen.
 
OUTLOOK through Friday morning: Partly cloudy, breezy, and slightly hazy with brief isolated showers possible.
 
FORECASTER: Pierre
 
The next weather forecast will be issued Today at 12:00 Lst (16:00 UTC).
 
Meteorological Department St. Maarten (MDS)  © 2015