Regional Weather Summary
Issued by NWS
AWCA82 TJSJ 302102
Weather Summary for the U.S. Virgin Islands
National Weather Service San Juan PR
502 PM AST TUE AUG 30 2016
Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies prevailed across the region
today. Limited showers activity was noted across the region as
high pressure ridge continued to build aloft and a fairly dry
southeasterly wind flow prevailed. Afternoon high temperatures
were in the high 80s to low 90s along the coastal areas...with
93 degrees reported at the Saint Croix Airport. This broke the
previous record of 92 degrees set in 1980. Except for local sea
breeze variations, winds were generally from the east southeast
at 10 to 15 mph.
A generally dry weather pattern will continue most for the week.
The presence of Saharan Dust and the high pressure building
across the region will continue inhibit and limit shower
development across the islands and coastal waters though at least
Wednesday. However...local and diurnal effects may still lead to
some isolated showers mainly on the windward side of the islands.
Local winds are to become more easterly as the surface high pressure
is to build north of the region at least until Thursday,when a weak
tropical wave is expected to move across or just south of the local
region. This should increase the chance for early morning and afternoon
shower activity across the islands.
Across the coastal waters...seas up to 4 feet and winds around 15
knots are expected overnight. For the beach goers, there is a
moderate risk of rip currents along some of the beaches of the
This product is issued around 5 AM and 5 PM each day and weather
conditions may change between issuances. Please verify the status
of any Watches...Warnings or Advisories mentioned in this product.