77.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Weather for St. Croix, VI

  • Unsettled Conditions, Periods of Heavy Rain Possible Tuesday
    August 3, 2021

    An area of high pressure across the central Atlantic continues to promote a gentle to moderate easterly wind flow across the local area. A trough will move westward passing north of the Virgin Islands Tuesday before stalling to the west and northwest of Puerto Rico. These weather features will lead to unsettled weather conditions and an increased potential for shower activity from time to time. There may be prolonged periods of moderate to heavy rain resulting from some slow-moving showers. Daytime high temperatures Tuesday will range from the middle 80s to near 90 degrees. Additional shower activity is forecast Wednesday and Thursday before a weak tropical wave moves across the Caribbean waters on Friday. A stronger tropical wave may affect the local area on Monday of next week.

    Mariners should experience tranquil seas and winds to 15 knots. There is a low risk of rip currents across the territorial coastlines Tuesday.

    IN THE TROPICS
    A surface trough of low pressure over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean centered a few hundred miles south of the Cape Verde Islands continues to produce a large region of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Some slow development of this system is possible during the next day or two while it moves northward or northwestward before the system moves over cooler waters by Thursday. Locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are possible over portions of the Cape Verde Islands through Wednesday. This weather system poses no threat to the Caribbean region.

    Sunrise: 5:59 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:53 p.m.

    OBSERVATIONS AT THE 3D MANDAHL WEATHER STATION
    Monday’s high temperature: 86 degrees at 11:32 a.m.
    Monday’s low temperature: 78 degrees at 6:09 a.m.
    Peak wind gust: 15 miles per hour at 2:35 p.m.
    24-hour rainfall: 0.24 inches
    Month rain: 0.24 inches
    Year rain: 21.47 inches