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Tuesday Will Be Partly Cloudy, Breezy, Isolated Showers, 81°F – MARINE ALERTS IN EFFECT –

Updated 1/30/23 at 11:25 p.m. AST

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

! MARINE WEATHER ALERTS ARE IN EFFECT

Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”


A NEW WEEKLY WEATHER VIDEO IS AVAILABLE HERE!

Part 1: Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis

Part 2: Caribbean Volcanoes

Part 3: Rip Currents

TUESDAY’S FORECAST

Happy Tuesday!

Tuesday will be partly to cloudy with breezy conditions and a slight chance for isolated showers. The high temperature will be approximately 81°F, 27.2°C, with winds out of the northeast at about 20 to 25 mph. The possibility of rain on Tuesday is about 20%.

Tuesday night will be partly to mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 74°F, 23.3°C, with winds out of the northeast at 20 mph. The possibility of rain on Tuesday night is about 50%.

MARINE FORECAST

! MARINE WEATHER ALERTS ARE IN EFFECT

A northeasterly swell and choppy seas due to strong winds will continue to impact the region. A “High Rip Current Risk” is currently in effect for portions of the USVI until at least Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 6 a.m. AST. Areas of northern Puerto Rico are also under a “High Rip Current Risk” until at least Thursday, Feb. 2, at 6 a.m. AST.

A “Small Craft Advisory” is currently in effect for portions of the local waters around northern Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands until at least Wednesday, Feb. 1, at 2 p.m. AST.

On Tuesday, seas will be 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, and a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

On Tuesday night, seas will be 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, and a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the northeast at about 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 78.4°F, 25.8°C.

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

! MARINE WEATHER ALERTS ARE IN EFFECT

Rip Currents:  There is a high risk for powerful rip currents across the US Virgin Islands and portions of Puerto Rico. Learn more about rip current safety in a new interview between the NWS and the VI Source here.

Hazardous Marine Conditions: Seas will continue to be choppy today and tonight due to ongoing breezy conditions and northeasterly swells. Seas are expected to remain rough into the early part of this week. Swimmers and boaters are encouraged to exercise caution.

TROPIC WATCH

Tropical Activity: The tropics are quiet. The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season ended on Nov. 30, 2022. A review of the hurricane season is available here.

A United Kingdom-based organization, “Tropical Storm Risk” (TSR), has issued a prediction for the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The group is expecting a below-average hurricane season. Read an interview with TSR here.

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 6:55 a.m.
Sunset: 6:14 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: 78.4°F, 25.8°C
UV index today: 8 out of 10

Monday’s high temperature: 82°F, 27.7°C
Monday’s low temperature: 74°F, 21.6°C

Preparation for Caribbean extreme weather events, such as earthquakes and tropical cyclones, is essential. Residents and visitors in the USVI are encouraged to stay updated on weather events on the V.I. Source Weather page and sign up for alerts from the National Weather Service and the Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency.

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