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Charlotte Amalie
Sunday, January 29, 2023

Weather for St. Croix, VI

  • Sunday Will Be Partly Cloudy, Breezy, Scattered Showers, 80°F – MARINE ALERTS IN EFFECT –
    January 29, 2023

    Updated 1/29/23 at 7:15 a.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

    SUNDAY’S FORECAST

    Happy Sunday!

    Sunday will be partly cloudy and breezy, with a chance for scattered showers. The high temperature will be approximately 80°F, 26.6°C, with winds out of the northeast at about 20 to 25 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday is about 50%.

    Sunday night will be partly cloudy, with scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 74°F, 23.3°C, with winds out of the northeast at 20 to 25 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday night is about 50%.

    MARINE FORECAST

    A northeasterly swell, along with choppy seas due to strong winds, will impact the region. A “High Rip Current Risk” will go into effect for portions of the USVI beginning on Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 a.m. AST until at least Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 6 a.m. 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 Tuesday, Jan. 31, at 2 a.m. AST. (More information is available here.)

    On Sunday, seas will be 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, and a swell period of 8 seconds. Winds will be out of the northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

    On Sunday night, seas will be 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, and a swell period of 8 seconds. Winds will be out of the northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 30 knots.

    The water temperature is approximately 79.3°F, 26.1°C.

    The air over our area is very dry in the upper levels of the atmosphere. Note the shading of yellows indicating dry air over the islands in the water vapor satellite image below.

    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 be choppy today and tonight due to ongoing breezy conditions, and northeasterly swells. Seas are expected to continue to be choppy throughout this weekend and into the early part of the week. Boaters are advised to exercise caution. See above for Marine Weather Alerts.

    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: 6:13 p.m.

    Ocean water temperature: 79.3°F, 26.1°C
    UV index today: 8 out of 10

    Saturday’s high temperature: 81°F, 27.2°C
    Saturday’s low temperature: 72°F, 22.2°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.