Forecast Discussion

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba

Discussion valid from 06/04/2020 to 07/04/2020


A weak high pressure ridge over the SW N Atlantic is producing a
pressure gradient that supports fresh to strong winds near the
coast of Venezuela and Colombia this morning. Seas likely peak
around 8-10 ft offshore of Barranquilla within the strongest
winds. Fresh winds are noted in the Gulf of Honduras and over
the southern Caribbean. Elsewhere, light to moderate trades
prevail across the rest of the basin. Dry air associated with
a mid-level ridge over the NW Caribbean continues to limit any
convective activity over the basin.

High pressure will build over the SW N Atlantic waters through
mid-week, which will support fresh to strong winds along the coast
of Colombia and over the Gulf of Venezuela. Fresh winds will pulse
each night over the Gulf of Honduras. A weakening stationary front
or trough will linger in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands into
Tuesday. Long-period northerly swell will continue affecting the
waters east of the Leeward Islands through Tuesdat, then subside
by mid-week.

Next update will be issued 07/04/2020