DATE ISSUED: Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 06:00 LST (10:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Friday morning (06:00 LST) August 26, 2016
 
WEATHER: 
Today through Friday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated showers.
 
Forecast High: 30°C / 86°F             Forecast Low: 26°C / 79°F
 
Sunset Today:  6:31 P.M.                Sunrise Tomorrow: 5:57 A.M.
 
SURFACE WINDS:
Today through Friday morning: Southeasterly with a gentle to fresh breeze of 11 to 20 miles per hour.
 
SYNOPSIS: 
Lingering moisture and instability associated with the departed tropical wave will result in generally cloudy skies with isolated showers during this forecast period.
Seas are peaking near 6 feet and expected to gradually subside. Small craft operators and sea bathers should exercise caution.
 
STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate            WAVES/SWELLS: up to 6 feet
 
SPECIAL FEATURE:  A tropical wave located west of the Lesser Antilles still has a medium (50%) chance of formation in 2 days and a high (80%) chance in 5 days. This system poses no threat to the island.
 
At 5:00 am today Hurricane Gaston had maximum sustained winds near 75 mph. The current forecast track will take Gaston well north of the Lesser Antilles, therefore posing no threat to St. Maarten.
 
The St. Maarten Meteorological Department will continue to monitor the progress of these systems.
 
OUTLOOK through Friday morning: Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with isolated showers possible.
 
FORECASTER: Pierre
 
The next weather forecast will be issued Today at 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC).