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Sunday, April 14, 2024

Weather for St. Croix, VI

  • Sunday Will Be Partly Sunny, Breezy, Scattered Showers, 87°F – SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT –
    April 13, 2024

    Updated 4/13/24 at 8:17 p.m. AST

    VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

    ! A POTENTIALLY WET-WEATHER PATTERN IS POSSIBLE FOR THE FIRST PART OF THE WEEK. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE. 

    ! A NEW Weekly Weather Update video 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”

     

    SUNDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 4/14/24

    Happy Sunday!

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday will be partly sunny and breezy, with a chance of scattered showers. The high temperature will be approximately 87°F, 30.5°C, with gusty winds out of the east-northeast at about 18 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday is approximately 40%.

    Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 76°F, 24.4°C, and gusty winds out of the east-northeast at about 21 to 23 mph, gusting up to 29 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday night is approximately 40%.

    A more unstable weather pattern is expected around Monday and through the middle of the week. Updates will be posted as they become available.

    Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 7:40 p.m. AST on Saturday indicates a partly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico. 

    MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

    ! A fading northerly swell will continue to impact the islands, and seas are expected to remain hazardous. Gusty winds may also generate wind-driven, choppy seas.

    A Small Craft Advisory will remain in effect for portions of the waters around Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Additionally, a High Rip Current Risk will remain in effect for portions of Puerto Rico.

    On Sunday, seas will be approximately 4 to 6 feet, occasional seas up to 8 feet, and with a swell period of 11 seconds. Winds will be gusty out of the east-northeast at about 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

    On Sunday night, seas will be approximately 4 to 6 feet, occasional seas up to 8 feet, and with a swell period of 11 seconds. Winds will be gusty and out of the east-northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 30 knots.

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

    Ocean Water Temperature Map from 4/11/24, courtesy of NOAA:

    Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

    HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

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

    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: 48 Days 

    OBSERVATIONS

    Sunrise: 6:05 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:37 p.m.

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

    UV index: 10 out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

    Saturday’s high temperature: 85°F, 29.4°C
    Saturday’s low temperature:  79°F, 26.1°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.