Double Check to see tarpaulin roofs are secure due to windy weather

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GREAT BAY, Sint Maarten (DCOMM) – The Fire Department is those residents who are residing in a home with a tarpaulin roof to double check that it is secure due to windy weather conditions.

The St. Maarten Meteorological Department (MDS) reported on Friday that a moderate to strong breeze of 14 to 25 miles per hour with higher gusts is expected through Saturday morning along with brief passing rain showers.

The windy weather conditions is being caused by a surge of low-level moisture passing through the region that will cause periodic cloudiness and isolated showers across the local area.

“Additionally, a tight pressure gradient associated with the strengthening Atlantic high pressure will cause brisk winds and deteriorating seas, with above normal northeast to easterly swells.

“Rough waves are expected to peak near 12 feet on Saturday, particularly on the eastern shore. Sea bathers and occupants of small crafts are urged to stay on shore to prevent personal injury, death, or material damage over the weekend,” the MDS statement said on Friday.

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PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST FOR ST. MAARTEN

DATE ISSUED: Friday, December 28, 2018 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)

VALID UNTIL: Saturday midday (12:00 LST) December 29, 2018

…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR ST. MAARTEN…

WEATHER:
This afternoon through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with isolated showers.

Forecast High: 29°C / 84°F
Forecast Low: 24°C / 75°F

Sunset Today: 5:46 P.M.
Sunrise Tomorrow: 6:43 A.M.

SURFACE WINDS:
This afternoon through Saturday midday:
Today through Saturday morning: East-northeast with a moderate to strong breeze of 14 to 25 mph, and higher gusts.

SYNOPSIS:
A surge of low-level moisture passing through the region will cause periodic cloudiness and isolated showers across the local area.
Additionally, a tight pressure gradient associated with the strengthening Atlantic high pressure will cause brisk winds and deteriorating seas, with above normal northeast to easterly swells. Rough waves are expected to peak near 12 feet on Saturday, particularly on the eastern shore. Sea bathers and occupants of small crafts are urged to stay on shore to prevent personal injury, death, or material damage over the weekend.

STATE OF THE SEA: Rough
WAVES/SWELLS: 8 to 10 feet

SPECIAL FEATURE:  None.

OUTLOOK through Sunday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy with brief passing showers.

FORECASTER: Connor

The next weather forecast will be issued today at 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC).

For further information, visit our website: www.meteosxm.com.

  3-DAY FORECAST

DAY Saturday Sunday Monday
WEATHER Partly Cloudy/Cloudy

Breezy, Isolated showers

Partly Cloudy,
Breezy, Passing showers
Partly Cloudy,
Breezy
HIGH TEMP 29°C / 84°F 29°C / 84°F 29°C / 84°F
LOW TEMP 24°C / 75°F 24°C / 75°F 24°C / 75°F
SUNRISE 06:42 AM 06:43 AM 06:43 AM
SUNSET 05:46 PM 05:46 PM 05:47 PM

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