DATE ISSUED: Saturday, September 23, 2017 @ 12:00 LST (16:00 UTC)
VALID UNTIL: Sunday midday (12:00 LST) September 24, 2017 

WEATHER: This afternoon through Sunday midday: Partly cloudy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with isolated showers.

Forecast High: 32°C / 90°F             Forecast Low: 28°C / 82°F

WINDS: This afternoon through Sunday midday: Southeasterly with a gentle to moderate breeze of 08 to 16 mph.

SYNOPSIS:  A warm and moist southeasterly wind flow along with available moisture in the atmosphere will account for occasional cloudiness and isolated showers across the region during this forecast period.  Seas will be moderate for the next few days with waves peaking near 7 feet. Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution

STATE OF THE SEA: Moderate      WAVES/SWELLS: 5 to 7 feet

SPECIAL FEATURE:
At 11:00 AM the center of Hurricane Maria was located about 780 miles northwest of St. Maarten. Maria is moving toward the north northwest near 08 mph. Maximum sustain winds are near 115 mph with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Maria poses no threat to St. Maarten.

At 11:00 AM Tropical Storm Lee was located near 1285 miles northeast of St. Maarten and moving toward the north near 02 mph. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph with higher gusts and some strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
Tropical Storm Lee poses no threat to (land) St. Maarten.

The Meteorological Department of St. Maarten will continue to monitor the progress of these systems.

OUTLOOK through Monday midday: Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy with isolated showers.

 FORECASTER: Albert

The next weather forecast will be issued today at 18:00 LST (22:00 UTC).