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Thursday, June 20, 2024

Weather for Charlotte Amalie, VI

  • Thursday Will Be Partly Sunny, Scattered Showers, T-Storms, 92°F – EXCESSIVE HEAT –
    June 19, 2024

    Updated 6/19/24 at 8:58 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 there will be a chance of rain and thunderstorms on Thursday. Saharan dust is forecast to be prevalent in the atmosphere, causing a hazy sky. There will be excessive heat across the islands throughout the week.

    ! A NEW Daily Weather Video for Thursday, June 20, 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”

     

    THURSDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: 6/20/24

    Happy Thursday!

    According to the National Weather Service (NWS) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday will be partly sunny, with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. Tropical moisture will be prevalent across the region, and rainfall may be heavy at times. Saharan dust in the atmosphere may cause a hazy sky. The high temperature will be approximately 92°F, 33.3°C, with winds out of the east at about 18 to 21 mph, gusting up to 26 mph. The Heat Index may be high, and staying hydrated and cool is essential. The chance of rain on Thursday is roughly 50 percent. 

    Thursday night will be mostly cloudy, with scattered showers. The low temperature will be approximately 80°F, 26.6°C, with winds out of the east at about 20 to 22 mph, gusting up to 28 mph. The possibility of rain on Thursday night is roughly 40 percent.

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

    Below: Infrared satellite imagery obtained at 8:30 p.m. AST on Wednesday indicates a mostly cloudy sky around the USVI and Puerto Rico, with possible showers and thunderstorms.

    MARINE WEATHER UPDATE

    On Thursday, the seas will be approximately 3 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

    On Thursday night, the seas will be approximately 3 to 4 feet, with occasional seas up to 5 feet. Winds will be out of the east at about 15 to 20 knots, gusting up to 25 knots.

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

    Ocean Water Temperature Map from 6/17/24, courtesy of NOAA:

    Wave Height Forecast Map courtesy of NWS:

    HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS

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

    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 in the Gulf of Mexico. One system has strengthened into “Tropical Storm Alberto,” the first named system of the 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Tropical storm warnings have been issued for portions of the east coasts of Mexico and Texas. Heavy rain is expected, and individuals traveling to this area should monitor the storm’s progress. The NHC notes that another tropical depression may soon form in the Gulf of Mexico.

    Additionally, the NHC has forecast that an area of low-pressure east of the Bahamas may slightly strengthen before bringing impacts to the southeastern USA later this week.

    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: 163 Days

    OBSERVATIONS

    Sunrise: 5:45 a.m.
    Sunset: 6:59 p.m.

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

    UV index: 10 out of 10 (VERY HIGH)

    Wednesday’s high temperature: 88°F, 31.1°C
    Wednesday’s low temperature:  81°F, 27.2°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.