Forecast Discussion

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba

Discussion valid from 20/02/2020 to 21/02/2020


Mid-to upper-level ridging covers most of the Caribbean Sea from
67W westward, leading to subsidence and dry air. Scattered clouds
and isolated showers are over portions of the Caribbean east of
67W due to an upper-level trough that extends from the central
Atlantic into the far eastern Caribbean. ASCAT shows strong
winds over the central Caribbean from 10N-18N between 68W-80W,
with near gales over the south-central Caribbean from 10.5N-16N
between 73W-78W.

High pressure north of the area will support fresh to strong winds
across the central Caribbean through today, except pulsing to gale
force off the coast of Colombia tonight. Winds and seas will diminish
across the Caribbean and the Tropical N Atlantic tonight through Friday.
A cold front in the Gulf of Mexico will reach the Yucatan Channel Friday,
and move across the NW Caribbean through Saturday night with fresh to
strong N winds. High pressure building in the wake of the front will
support fresh to strong winds across the Windward passage and Cuba
adjacent waters Sunday night through Monday.

Next update will be issued 21/02/2020