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Cruz Bay
Sunday, March 3, 2024

Weather for Cruz Bay, VI

  • Sunday Will Be Mostly Sunny, Isolated Showers, 84°F
    March 3, 2024

    Updated 3/3/24 at 12:26 a.m. AST

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    SUNDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 3/3/24

    Happy Sunday!

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday will be mostly sunny, with a slight chance of isolated showers. The high temperature will be approximately 84°F, 28.8°C, with gusty winds out of the east-northeast at about 22 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday is approximately 20%.

    Sunday night will be partly cloudy, with a chance of scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 75°F, 23.8°C, with gusty winds out of the east-northeast at about 23 mph, gusting up to 29 mph. The possibility of rain on Sunday night is approximately 40%.

    Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 7:30 p.m. AST on Saturday indicates a partly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico.

    MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

    The seas are forecast to be rough through the weekend due to gusty winds and a northeasterly swell. A Small Craft Advisory will be in effect for portions of the waters around the islands through at least Tuesday.

    On Sunday, seas will be approximately 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, and with a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the east-northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 30 mph.

    On Sunday night, seas will be approximately 5 to 7 feet, occasional seas up to 9 feet, with a swell period of 10 seconds. Winds will be out of the east-northeast at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

    The water temperature is approximately 81°F, approximately 27.2°C.

    Ocean Water Temperature Map from 3/3/24, courtesy of NOAA:

    Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

    HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

    Choppy Seas: The seas are forecast to be rough through the weekend due to gusty winds and a northeasterly swell. A Small Craft Advisory will be in effect for portions of the waters around the islands through at least Tuesday.

    Rip Currents: The rip current risk is projected to be 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. Please read a review of the 2023 Atlantic Hurricane Season here.

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

    Days Until 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 90 Days 

    OBSERVATIONS

    Sunrise: 6:38 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:27 p.m.

    Ocean water temperature: Approximately 81°F, approximately 27.2°C.

    UV index: 10/10 out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

    Saturday’s high temperature: 82°F, 27.7°C
    Saturday’s low temperature:  74°F, 23.3°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.