Marine Forecast



05/09/2021

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba http://www.meteo.aw

Marine Forecast valid from 09/05/2021 to 10/05/2021

The building high pressure in the Atlantic will
support moderate to fresh, at times strong to
near gale force winds in gusts. Winds will
increase a bit over the east and central
Caribbean during the next day or two.

Increased moisture levels in the region due
to an upper level disturbance, will locally
induce a few passing to brief showers during
the morning and early afternoon hours. There
is also a slight risk of thunder during this
forecast period.

Moderate seas can be expected on the south
and protected sites. Moderate to locally
fairly rough seas are in place over the east
to northwest coastal regions. Seas will build
this evening into Monday to 8 to up to 9 feet
on the east to northwest sections and become
fairly rough to rough. A Small Craft Advisory
will become in effect as by 6 PM for these
coastal parts.

WINDS : GENERALLY EAST, 15 TO 23 KNOTS WITH
HIGHER GUSTS

WEATHER : PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A BRIEF SHOWER
AND A SLIGHT RISK OF THUNDER...

VISIBILITY: 25 KM; DROPPING TO 5 KM IN SHOWERS

WAVE HEIGHT:
-IN SHELTERED OR PROTECTED AREAS: AROUND 1 FEET
IN OPEN COASTAL REGIONS: 4 TO 7 FEET ON THE
EAST TO NORTHWEST FACING SECTIONS; BECOMING
8 TO 9 FEET THIS EVENING INTO MONDAY...
-OVER OPEN WATERS : 4 TO 7 FEET ON THE NORTH
FACING SECTIONS...BECOMING 8 TO UP TO 9 FEET
THIS EVENING INTO MONDAY...

WAVE DIRECTION : FROM THE EAST

WAVE PERIOD : 7 SECONDS

SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE CAUTION ON THE EAST TO
NORTHWEST COASTAL REGIONS AND OVER OPEN WATERS...
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY FOR THE EAST TO
NORTHWEST COASTAL REGIONS WILL BECOME IN
EFFECT AS BY 6 PM...SMALL CRAFT EXERCISE
CAUTION ELSEWHERE...

Next update will be issued 10/05/2021
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