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Thursday Will Be Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers, 89°F

Updated 5/29/24 at 9:15 p.m. AST

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

! The NWS has noted that a tropical wave will move across the region on Thursday. However, most precipitation is expected to remain offshore and over the ocean, and warm temperatures are predicted.

! A NEW Daily Weather Update video for Thursday, May 30, is available here!

! NEW Article: NOAA Forecasts Above-Average 2024 Hurricane Season, Expects High Number of Named Cyclones 

Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”

 

THURSDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 5/30/24

Happy Thursday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday will be partly sunny, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The high temperature will be approximately 89°F, 31.6°C, with winds out of the east-southeast at about 14 to 16 mph, gusting up to 21 mph. The Heat Index may be high, and staying hydrated and cool is essential. The chance of rain on Thursday is approximately 40 percent. Please remember that the ground is very saturated; additional rain could lead to flash flooding or mudslides. 

Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The low temperature will be approximately 78°F, 25.5°C, with winds out of the east at about 16 to 18 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. The possibility of rain on Thursday night is roughly 40 percent.

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

MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

On Thursday, the seas will be approximately 2 to 3 feet, with occasional seas up to 4 feet. Winds will be out of the east-southeast at about 10 to 15 knots.

On Thursday night, the seas will be approximately 2 to 3 feet, with occasional seas up to 4 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 15 knots, gusting up to 20 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 86-87°F, approximately 30-30.5°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 5/29/24, courtesy of NOAA:

Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

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

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 cyclone development over the next 7 days.

NEW Article: NOAA Forecasts Above-Average 2024 Hurricane Season, Expects High Number of Named Cyclones 

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

Days Until 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 2 Days 

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 5:44 a.m.
Sunset: 6:52 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 85-86°F, approximately 30°C.

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

Wednesday’s high temperature: 87°F, 30.5°C
Wednesday’s low temperature:  82°F, 27.7°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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