Updated 3/27/23 at 12:53 a.m. AST
VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES
! MARINE ALERTS ARE IN EFFECT
Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”
3/25/23: A NEW WEEKLY WEATHER VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE HERE!
- Part 1: Caribbean Earthquakes and Tsunamis
- Part 2: Caribbean Volcanoes
- Part 3: Rip Currents
- Part 4: Hurricanes
Monday will be sunny with a chance for isolated showers, primarily during the morning hours. The high temperature will be approximately 83°F, 28.3°C, with winds out of the east at about 16 to 18 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. The chance of rain on Monday is about 20%.
On Monday night, skies will be partly cloudy, with a chance of isolated showers. The low temperature will be around 71°F, 21.6°C, with winds out of the east-northeast at about 18 mph, gusting up to 23 mph. The chance of rain on Monday night is approximately 20%.
Dry conditions this week may lead to an increased risk of “fire weather.” “Red Flag Warnings,” (indicating a critical risk for wildfires), may be issued.
Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 12:20 a.m. AST on Monday indicates partly cloudy skies over the USVI and Puerto Rico.
! MARINE ALERTS ARE IN EFFECT
Seas will continue to be relatively choppy, and the risk for rip currents is high.
A “High Rip Current Risk” is in effect for portions of the USVI and Puerto Rico until at least 6 p.m. on Tuesday.
On Monday, seas will be 4 to 6 feet, occasional seas up to 8 feet, and a swell period of 12 seconds. Winds will be out of the east at around 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.
On Monday night, seas will be 3 to 5 feet, occasional seas up to 6 feet, and a swell period of 12 seconds. Winds will be out of the east-northeast at about 10 to 15 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.
The water temperature is approximately 77.5°F, 25.3°C.
Rip Currents: There will be a high risk for powerful rip currents across the US Virgin Islands and portions of Puerto Rico on Monday. Learn about rip current safety in an interview between the NWS and the VI Source here.
Tropical Activity: The tropics are quiet.
The 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season will begin on June 1. 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. (Another interview article between the Source and TSR will be coming in April!)
Days until 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins: 66 days
Hurricane Preparedness: Extreme Weather in the Caribbean Part 4: Hurricanes
Sunrise: 6:20 a.m.
Sunset: 6:33 p.m.
Ocean water temperature: 77.5°F, 25.3°C
UV index today: 10+ out of 10
Sunday’s high temperature: 83°F, 28.3°C
Sunday’s low temperature: 72°F, 22.2°C
Preparation for extreme weather events in the Caribbean, 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.