Forecast Discussion

Forecast valid from 16/01/2019 to 17/01/2019

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba


An upper level ridge builds across the western Caribbean
while zonal flow prevails across cetral-eastern Caribbean.
The pressure gradient remains relax with moderate easterly
trades in place across much of the Caribbean Sea. Scattered
showers are possible over the northwest Caribbean along the
coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and adjacent waters mainly
south of 20N and west of 86W. Overcast low clouds with
isolated embedded showers are over the Yucatan Peninsula,
Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. Subsidence is
keeping fair weather across the entire central and eastern
Caribbean Sea.

Fresh to strong trade winds will continue in the south-central
Caribbean through Sat night. Highest winds will reach near-gale
force along the coast of Colombia each night through Sat night.
Moderate to locally fresh trade winds will prevail elsewhere.
A strong cold front will cross the NW Caribbean Sun through Mon.
The front will reach the Yucatan Channel Sun morning, then
extend from western Cuba to the Gulf of Honduras Sun night.
Fresh to strong northerly winds are expected behind the front.

Next update will be issued 17/01/2019