Month: March 2017

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW FRIDAY APRIL1ST, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A moderate easterly trade wind flow coupled with available low level moisture will maintain a moderate chance for some shower activity across the islands today and tonight. WEATHER: Partly sunny skies today and fair to partly cloudy skies tonight with periods of increased cloudiness and a good chance for some brief passing showers.
SPECIAL WARNINGS: Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution. WINDS: E at 19-30km/h or 10-16kts. SEAS: Moderate to locally rough, swells 1.2-1.8m or 4-6ft. Small craft operators and sea bathers should continue to exercise caution.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW FRIDAY MARCH 31ST, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A weak frontal trough is generating unstable conditions across the area. This, along with available moisture will trigger cloudiness and showers today and tonight. WEATHER: Skies today and tonight will be partly cloudy to cloudy with widely scattered showers
WINDS: NE-ENE at 4-8 kt, (7-15 km/h). SEAS: Moderate with waves 1.5m/5ft.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 30TH, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A warm, slightly moist and unstable airmass dominating the Northeast Caribbean will increase the chance of some localized showers over the islands. Also the prevailing light southerly windflow will contribute to a somewhat uncomfortably warm environment across the Leeward Islands today. WEATHER:
TODAY: Partly sunny to locally cloudy with a high chance of some localized showers. There is also a slight chance of a couple of thunderstorms. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with the chance of a brief passing shower. WINDS: SSW-SSE at 04-10kts/(7-19 km/h) today then shifting to the NNE tonight. SEAS: Slight, waves/swells 0.9-1.2m or 3-4ft.

NEWS ITEM: WORLD METEOROLOGICAL ORGANIZATION (WMO) RETIRES STORM NAMES MATTHEW AND OTTO

by Shirlian Queeley
Hurricanes Matthew and Otto ravaged the Caribbean so much last year their names have been retired by the World Meteorological Organization’s Region IV Hurricane Committee, of which NOAA's National Hurricane Center is a member. Matthew and Otto are the 81st and 82nd names to be removed from the Atlantic list. Storm names are retired if they were so deadly or destructive that the future use of the name would be insensitive.
Matthew became a category 5 storm on the Saffir-Simpson scale on the night of September 30th, 2015, over the central Caribbean Sea at the lowest latitude ever recorded in the Atlantic Basin. It made landfall along the coast of southwestern Haiti, extreme eastern Cuba, western Grand Bahama Island and central South Carolina. Matthew was responsible for 585 direct deaths, with more than 500 deaths occurring in Haiti, making it the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Hurricane Stan in 2005. Otto was a late-season tropical cyclone, cutting a swath through the southwestern Caribbean Sea beginning on Nov. 20. It intensified rapidly to a category 3 hurricane before making landfall in southern Nicaragua. It crossed from the Atlantic and into the eastern Pacific Ocean, rare for a tropical cyclone, when it moved across southern Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica and emerged over the far eastern North Pacific as a tropical storm. Heavy rainfall and flooding from the hurricane caused 18 fatalities in Central America. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) will replace Matthew with Martin and Otto with Owen when the 2016 lists are used again in 2022.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW WEDNESDAY MARCH 29TH, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: THE COMBINATION OF A SURFACE LOW AND A HIGH PRESSURE WILL RESULT IN A SOUTHERLY WIND FLOW ACROSS THE AREA. WEATHER: TODAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SOME LOCALLY CLOUDY PERIODS AND A CHANCE OF FEW AFTERNOON SHOWERS. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH FEW CLOUDY PERIODS. FEW SHOWERS COULD ALSO DEVELOP.
WINDS: SSE 5 -10KTS OR 9 TO 19KM/H AND BECOMING LIGHTER AND VARIABLE AT TIMES. SEAS: SLIGHT WAVES 1 TO 1.5M OR 3 TO 5 FT.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW TUESDAY MARCH 28TH, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Weak unstable conditions will generate some unsettled weather for the next 24hrs. Possible rainfall accumulation is 0 to 3mm (0 to 0.12 inch). WEATHER TODAY: Occasionally cloudy with a 60 percent (or high) chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 40 percent (or moderate) chance of showers. SPECIAL WARNING: Beachgoers should exercise caution. WINDS: South-easterly at 9 to 22 km/h or 3 to 12 knots. SEAS: Slight to moderate 0.9 to 1.5 metres or 3 to 5 feet.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW SATURDAY MARCH 25TH, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A weak low level trough is in the vicinity of the Leeward Islands. WEATHER: Skies today and tonight will be partly cloudy with a chance of a few cloudy spells and brief showers.
SPECIAL WARNING: Small craft operators should exercise caution. WINDS: SE at 5-10 kt, (9-19 km/h). SEAS: Moderate with heights 1.8m/6ft. Small craft operators should exercise caution.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 22ND, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A LIGHT TO MODERATE WIND FLOW WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. AVAILABLE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE COULD TRIGGER FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE ISLANDS. WEATHER: TODAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH FEW CLOUDY PERIODS AND A CHANCE OF FEW SHOWERS. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY: FEW SHOWERS COULD ALSO DEVELOP.
SPECIAL WARNINGS: AN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS. WINDS: E- ESE 10-15KTS OR 19 TO 28 KM/H. SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH SWELLS 1.5 TO 2.1M OR 5 TO 7 FT. AN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW THURSDAY MARCH 22ND, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: A LIGHT TO MODERATE WIND FLOW WILL PREVAIL ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. AVAILABLE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE COULD TRIGGER FEW SHOWERS ACROSS THE ISLANDS. WEATHER: TODAY: PARTLY CLOUDY WITH FEW CLOUDY PERIODS AND A CHANCE OF FEW SHOWERS. TONIGHT: PARTLY CLOUDY: FEW SHOWERS COULD ALSO DEVELOP.
SPECIAL WARNINGS: AN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS. WINDS: E- ESE 10-15KTS OR 19 TO 28 KM/H. SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH SWELLS 1.5 TO 2.1M OR 5 TO 7 FT. AN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS.

MONTSERRAT’S WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW WEDNESDAY MARCH 21ST, 2017 VALID UP TO 8 AM

by Shirlian Queeley
SYNOPSIS: Despite a surface High pressure system in the vicinity, marginal instability could influence some shower activity throughout today. Possible rainfall accumulation is less than 1mm (0.04 inch). WEATHER TODAY: Occasionally cloudy particularly before midday with 30% (moderate) chance of showers.
WEATHER TONIGHT: Partly cloudy with a 20% (slight) chance of showers. SPECIAL WARNING: Beachgoers should exercise caution. WINDS: Easterly at 9 to 22 km/h or 5 to 12 knots. SEAS: 0.9 to 1.8 metres or 3 to 6 feet. Beachgoers should exercise caution.