SPECIAL BULLETIN: #2
DATE ISSUED: Saturday, November 03, 2018
TIME ISSUED: 07:00AM VALID UNTIL: Sunday, November 04, 2018
** …A HEAVY RAINFALL WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN… **
A Heavy Rainfall Watch is in effect through Sunday. Moisture and instability associated with a dissipating frontal boundary and a deepening trough in the upper levels will combine to produce scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Heavy showers could lead to localized flooding over sections of the island. Residents and road users are advised to take precaution against possible flooding.
In addition, avoid driving on flooded streets until the heavy rainfall has tapered off or ended and the floodwaters have subsided.
In case there are lightning strikes very close to your location (loud thunder, less than three seconds between lightning discharge and thunder), switch off and disconnect any sensitive electronic equipment. Also, disconnect any phone line from your computer
Definitions: A Special Bulletin is issued for weather events that are unusual, cause general inconvenience or public concern (requiring the attention and/or action of authorities) and cannot adequately be described in a regular weather forecast.
- A Precautionary statement means that there is a slight possibility (≤ 30% chance) of occurrence within the next 8 to 24 hours.
- A Heavy Rainfall Advisory is issued when heavy rainfall is expected to occur, but confidence in that occurrence is moderate (>30% but > 60%).
- A Heavy Rainfall Watch is issued when heavy rainfall is expected within the following hours and confidence is high (≥60% but >80%).
- A Heavy Rainfall Warning is issued when heavy rainfall is expected to occur or is already occurring, confidence is very high (≥80% chance).
by Meteorological Department St. Maarten
|…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN UNTIL 6AM MONDAY MORNING…
Today through Sunday morning: Cloudy and breezy, with scattered showers, and isolated thunderstorms.
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F
Sunset Today: 5:39 P.M. Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:13 A.M.
A strong Atlantic high-pressure system will continue to generate brisk winds across the region. Meanwhile, moisture and instability associated with a dissipating frontal boundary and upper level trough will produce increased shower activity and isolated thunderstorms. Showers may be heavy at times across the local area. Residents and users of areas prone to flooding are advise to be vigilant.
Moderate to rough marine conditions are expected throughout the weekend. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate to Rough WAVES/SWELLS: 7 to 8 feet
SPECIAL FEATURE: None.
OUTLOOK through Monday morning: Generally cloudy, breezy with isolated showers, and possible isolated thunderstorms.
The next weather forecast will be issued today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).
For further information, visit our website: www.meteosxm.com.