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Sunday Will Be Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers, T-Storms, 91°F – SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT –

Updated 6/22/24 at 7:30 p.m. AST

Weather updates are posted by Jesse Daley, who has been reporting on weather for the Source since 2022 and holds an Undergraduate Certificate in Weather Forecasting from Pennsylvania State University. 

VI SOURCE WEATHER UPDATES

! The NWS has noted that a tropical wave will pass near the region on Sunday, raising the potential for rain and thunderstorms. There will be excessive heat across the islands again on Sunday and throughout the week ahead.

! A NEW Weekly Weather Update video is available here!

! An article regarding drought conditions across the territory, as well as details about summer weather, is available here

! June 1 marked the beginning of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: NOAA Forecasts Above-Average 2024 Hurricane Season, Expects High Number of Named Cyclones. 

Article Series: “Extreme Weather in the Caribbean”

 

SUNDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 6/23/24

Happy Sunday!

According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Tropical moisture will be prevalent across the region as a tropical wave moves past the area, and rainfall may be heavy at times. The high temperature will be approximately 91°F, 32.7°C, with winds out of the east at about 17 mph, gusting up to 22 mph. The Heat Index may be high, and staying hydrated and cool is essential. The chance of rain on Sunday is roughly 50 percent. 

Sunday night will be mostly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. The low temperature will be approximately 80°F, 26.6°C, with winds out of the east-southeast at about 18 mph, gusting up to 24 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday night is roughly 60 percent.

Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 6:40 p.m. AST on Saturday indicates a mostly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico, with possible showers and thunderstorms.

MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

On Sunday, the seas will be approximately 2 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 15 knots, gusting up to 20 knots.

On Sunday night, the seas will be approximately 3 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Winds will be out of the east-southeast at about 15 knots, gusting up to 20 knots.

The water temperature is approximately 87-88°F, approximately 31°C.

Ocean Water Temperature Map from 6/21/24, 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 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 (NHC) is monitoring two areas. The NHC has noted that an area of low pressure has moved inland across portions of the southeast USA. Further development is not expected.

Additionally, the NHC is watching the Gulf of Mexico for possible cyclonic development. A tropical depression may soon form in the Gulf. Regardless, heavy rain is expected across portions of the east coast of Mexico and the southeast coast of Texas.

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

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

Days Remaining in the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 160 Days

OBSERVATIONS

Sunrise: 5:46 a.m.
Sunset: 6:59 p.m.

Ocean water temperature: Approximately 87-88°F, approximately 31°C.

UV index: 9 out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

Saturday’s high temperature: 88°F, 31.1°C
Saturday’s low temperature:  80°F, 26.6°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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