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Saturday Will Be Mostly Sunny, Scattered Showers, 85°F

Updated 2/23/24 at 9:04 p.m. AST

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”

 

SATURDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 2/24/24

Happy Saturday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a chance of scattered showers. The high temperature will be approximately 85°F, 29.4°C, with winds out of the east at about 11 mph. The possibility of rain on Saturday is approximately 30%.

Saturday night will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 76°F, 24.4°C, with winds out of the east at about 11 mph. The possibility of rain on Saturday night is approximately 40%.

Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 8:40 p.m. AST on Friday indicates a mostly clear sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico.

MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

On Saturday, a small northwesterly swell is forecast to create rough seas across the islands. Additionally, winds out of the east-northeast may generate some wind-driven, choppy seas. 

On Saturday, seas will be approximately 3 to 5 feet, occasional seas up to 6 feet, and with a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the east at about 5 to 10 knots.

On Saturday night, seas will be approximately 3 to 5 feet, occasional seas up to 6 feet, with a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the east at about 5 to 10 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 81-82°F, 27°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 2/22/24, courtesy of NOAA:

Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Choppy Seas: On Saturday, a small northwesterly swell is forecast to create rough seas across the islands. Additionally, winds out of the east-northeast may generate some wind-driven, choppy seas. 

Rip Currents: The rip current risk is projected to be moderate across most of the region on Saturday. However, there will be a high risk of rip currents across portions of the northern coastlines of Puerto Rico and the USVI.

Clear = Low Rip Current Risk

Yellow = Moderate Rip Current Risk

Red = High Rip Current Risk

Learn more about rip current safety in an interview between the NWS and the VI Source here.

TROPIC WATCH

Tropical Activity: The National Hurricane Center does not expect any cyclonic development. Please read a review of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season here.

Click here to learn tips on being prepared for the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Days Until 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 98 Days 

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 6:44 a.m.
Sunset: 6:24 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 81-82°F, 27°C.

UV index: 9 out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

Friday’s high temperature: 82°F, 27.7°C
Friday’s low temperature:  74°F, 23.3°C

Preparation for extreme weather events in the Caribbean, such as earthquakes and tropical cyclones, is important. 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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