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Charlotte Amalie
Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Weather for Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • Monday Night Will Be Mostly Cloudy With Scattered Showers – HIGH SURF ADVISORY IN EFFECT –
    November 28, 2022

    Updated 11/28/22 at 9:38 p.m. AST

    ! SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

    A long-period northerly swell will impact the islands tonight through Wednesday and will bring choppy seas and increased rip current risks. A “High Rip Current Risk” will be in effect until 6:00 a.m. AST Wednesday. Updates will be posted regularly. Read more here.

    On Monday during the late afternoon, the National Weather Service issued a “High Surf Advisory” and a “Small Craft Advisory” for portions of Puerto Rico and the northern USVI beginning this evening until 6:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday.

    A weekly weather video update is available from the VI Source YouTube page.

    MONDAY’S FORECAST

    Monday will be mostly sunny with isolated showers, primarily before 3:00 p.m. The high temperature will be approximately 87°F, with winds out of the east at about 14 to 16 mph, gusting up to 21 mph. The chance of rain today is 20%.

    Monday night will be mostly cloudy with scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 74°F, with winds out of the east-northeast at about 17 mph, gusting up to 22 mph. The chance of rain tonight is 40%.

    MARINE FORECAST

    Winds will predominantly be out of the east on Monday and Monday night at 10 to 15 knots. During the daytime, seas will be 3 to 5 feet, with occasional 6-foot seas and a swell period of 11 seconds. At nighttime, seas will be 4 to 6 feet, with occasional 8-foot seas and a swell period of 11 seconds. The water temperature is approximately 82°F.

    A long-period northerly swell will arrive today, bringing seas of up to 8 feet to some locations and a high risk for rip currents. Read more here.

    A “High Surf Advisory” and a “Small Craft Advisory” are in effect for portions of Puerto Rico and the northern USVI until 6:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday.

    HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

    Rip Currents: There is a high chance for powerful rip currents across the islands, especially “beaches of northwestern San Juan and vicinity to northeastern Puerto Rico, Culebra, and the northern U.S. Virgin Islands,” according to the National Weather Service.

    A High Rip Current risk is in effect until 6:00 a.m. Wednesday. Swimmers and surfers should take extra precautions (and if caught in a rip current, swim parallel to the shore until you are outside of the pull of the current).

    Marine Conditions: A long-period northerly swell will bring seas of up to 10 feet to some locations, along with a high risk for rip currents. A “High Surf Advisory” and a “Small Craft Advisory” are in effect for portions of Puerto Rico and the northern USVI until 6:00 a.m. AST on Wednesday.

    IN THE TROPICS

    Tropical Activity: Tropical cyclones are not expected to impact the USVI within the next five days. 

    Tropical Details: The end of hurricane season is approaching on Wednesday, November 30, and no tropical systems threaten the USVI. There continues to be a lot of moisture in the southern Caribbean, including significant flooding in Trinidad and Tobago. However, this precipitation is not expected to affect us in the USVI, and the entire Caribbean region should begin to dry out soon.

    We will continue to remain in a “La Niña” weather pattern, and with this weather pattern, there is a slightly increased chance for cyclone development, even outside of hurricane season. If an after-season system develops and reaches tropical storm status, it will be designated as “Owen,” the 15th named tropical cyclone of the 2022 hurricane season. 

    Days remaining in 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: 2 days

    OBSERVATIONS
    Sunrise: 6:35 a.m.
    Sunset: 5:43 p.m.

    Ocean water temperature: 82°F
    UV index today: High 7/10

    Sunday’s high temperature: 85°F
    Sunday’s low temperature: 76°F