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Friday Will Be Mostly Sunny, Scattered Showers , 87°F

Updated 4/18/24 at 6:13 p.m. AST

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

! A NEW Daily Weather Update video for Friday, April 19, and the weekend ahead is available here!

Article: Colorado State University Predicts Extremely Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Article: La Niña Weather Pattern May Spawn an Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season

Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”

 

FRIDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 4/19/24

Happy Friday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday will be mostly sunny with scattered showers. The high temperature will be approximately 87°F, 30.5°C, with winds out of the northeast at about 7 mph. The possibility of rain on Friday is approximately 50%. However, a mass of drier air will help to limit precipitation. 

Friday night will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 77°F, 25°C, and winds out of the north-northeast at about 11 to 13 mph. The possibility of rain on Friday night is approximately 50%.

Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 6:00 p.m. AST on Thursday indicates a partly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico. Precipitation is possible.

MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

The NWS has noted that a small northeasterly swell is expected to impact the islands over the weekend. However, according to forecast information, the swell does not appear to be very significant. Additionally, gusty winds may generate some wind-driven, choppy seas.

On Friday, seas will be approximately 2 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet and a swell period of 11 seconds. Winds will be out of the northeast at about 5 to 10 knots.

On Friday night, seas will be approximately 2 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet and a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the north-northeast at about 5 to 10 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 83-84°F, approximately 28°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 4/16/24, courtesy of NOAA:

Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

Rip Currents: The risk of rip currents is projected to be moderate across most of the region on Friday.

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. However, a possible La Niña Weather Pattern May Spawn an Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Read more here.

Additionally, Colorado State University Predicts Extremely Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

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

Days Until 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 43 Days 

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 6:01 a.m.
Sunset: 6:38 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 83-84°F, approximately 28°C.

UV index: 10+ out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

Thursday’s high temperature: 85°F, 29.4°C
Thursday’s low temperature:  78°F, 25.5°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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