Forecast Discussion

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba

Discussion valid from 18/01/2020 to 19/01/2020


The latest ASCAT pass shows gale force winds off Colombia from
10N-13N between 74W-78W. Expect gale-force winds to continue
north of Colombia today and tonight diminishing to below gale
force Sunday morning. Seas will range between 11-17 ft in
this area.

Strong to near gale tradewinds prevail across the remainder of
the basin west of 70W. Moderate trades are east of 70W. Isolated
to scattered light to moderate showers prevail over portions of
Central America and the western Caribbean. Isolated showers are
seen near Hispaniola with some of this activity reaching the
adjacent waters.

The pressure gradient between strong high pressure centered along
the eastern U.S. and low pressure over northwestern Colombia will
continue to support gales off the coast of Colombia through Sunday
morning, with gale force winds likely to pulse again Sunday night.
Strong winds will develop in the northeastern Caribbean through
Sunday night as the front becomes stationary over the forecast
waters. Winds and seas will diminish across muchof the area early
next week. Another cold front may bring strong northerly winds to
the northwest Caribbean Monday night through Tuesday night. This
front is expected to become stationary from near Windward Passage
to the southwest Caribbean on Wednesday and Wednesday night and

Next update will be issued 19/01/2020