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Friday Will Be Mostly Sunny With Scattered Showers – DANGEROUS MARINE CONDITIONS –

Updated 12/09/22 at 3:55 p.m. AST

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! SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT 

Very strong northeasterly swells will continue to impact the area through early next week. Read more here.

A “Coastal Flood Warning” and a “High Surf Warning” for areas of northern Puerto Rico and the USVI. Both alerts will be in effect until at least 2:00 a.m. AST on Saturday.

“Extremely hazardous marine and coastal conditions will persist today into the rest of the period, with seas up to 15 feet and breaking waves up to 20 feet,” an update on Friday from the NWS explained.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, PR, has issued a “High Rip Current Risk” for the U.S. Virgin Islands and areas of northern Puerto Rico. The alert will be in effect through at least 8:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday.

Additionally, a “Small Craft Advisory” will also be in effect for portions of the local waters around the USVI and Puerto Rico until 8:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday. 

FRIDAY’S FORECAST

Friday will be mostly sunny with scattered showers, primarily before 9:00 a.m. The high temperature will be approximately 83°F, with winds out of the north-northeast at about 8 to 16 mph, gusting up to 21 mph. The chance of rain today is 40%.

Friday night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 73°F, with winds out of the north at about 10 mph The chance of rain tonight is 40%.

MARINE FORECAST

! MULTIPLE MARINE WEATHER ALERTS

“Extremely hazardous marine and coastal conditions will persist today into the rest of the period, with seas up to 15 feet and breaking waves up to 20 feet,” an update on Friday from the NWS explained.

Strong northeasterly swells will continue to impact our area through early next week. 

On Friday, seas will be 12 to 14 feet, with occasional 18-foot seas, with a swell period of 14 seconds. Winds will be predominantly out of the northeast at 10 to 15 knots.

At nighttime, seas will be 12 to 14 feet, with occasional 17-foot seas, and a swell period of 14 seconds. Winds will be predominantly out of the north at 5 to 10 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 81.5°F.

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Rip Currents: There is a chance for powerful rip currents across the islands. The National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, PR, has issued a “High Rip Current Risk” for the U.S. Virgin Islands and areas of northern Puerto Rico. The alert will be in effect through at least 8:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday. Learn more about rip current safety here.

Dangerous Marine Conditions: A “Coastal Flood Warning” and a “High Surf Warning” for areas of northern Puerto Rico and the USVI. Both alerts will be in effect until at least 2:00 a.m. AST on Saturday.

Additionally, a “Small Craft Advisory” will be in effect for portions of the local waters around the USVI and Puerto Rico until 8:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday.

IN THE TROPICS

Tropical Activity: Tropical cyclones are not expected to impact the USVI within the next five days.

Tropical Details: The National Hurricane Center has been monitoring a strong system designated “Invest 99L” in the central Atlantic. As of Friday morning, the system now has a low chance of experiencing tropical or subtropical development over the next 2 days. However, the system is very powerful and will bring impacts to the Azores islands.

This system will not affect the USVI in terms of wind or rain. However, marine conditions will continue to be hazardous due to the large amounts of energy generated by this storm. Read more here.

A 2022 Hurricane Season update/review article is available here.

OBSERVATIONS
Sunrise: 6:42 a.m.
Sunset: 5:45 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: 80-82°F
UV index today: Moderate-High 6/10

Thursday’s high temperature: 82°F
Thursday’s low temperature: 75°F

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