Weather Advisory Aruba



09/24/2017
DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY ARUBA
6 PM AST MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2017

AN ALERT FOR ROUGH SEAS IS NOW IN EFFECT.....
A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY WILL BECOME IN EFFECT AS BY 6 PM TUESDAY.....

AFFECTED AREAS ....
ESPECIALLY: NORTHERN COASTAL REGION ... COAST OF ARASHI ... HIGH RISE AND LOW RISE HOTELS...

SYNOPSIS...
EAST- NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS GENERATED BY HURRICANE MARIA ARE BEGINNING TO REACH OUR COASTAL AREA
AND WILL MAKE PART OF THE COASTAL REGION LOCALLY QUITE ROUGH IN BREAKERS...
SEAS OF 5 TO 7 FEET ARE EXPECTED OVER THE NORTHERN COASTAL REGION...ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF
THE ISLAND OSCILLATING FROM 2 TO 4 FEET IN SWELLS...

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
MARINE USERS MUST TAKE THIS INTO ACCOUNT... AND ARE URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTION
NEAR THE ABOVE MENTIONED AREAS.

DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY ARUBA
6 PM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 18 2017


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DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY ARUBA
12 PM AST TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 19 2017

HEAT ADVISORY….

...HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM TUESDAY 19 SEPT TO 6 PM AST
FRIDAY 22 SEPT...

...PROLONGED HOT AND HUMID WEATHER EXPECTED THIS WEEK INTO
THIS EARLY WEEKEND...

…..A WEAK PRESSURE GRADIENT DUE TO HURRICANE MARIA WILL CAUSE A WEAK NORTH
TO NORTHEASTERLY FLOW. THIS FEATURE WILL REMAIN IN PLACE AS HURRICANE MARIA
MEANDERS IN THE NORTHEASTERN CARIBBEAN…..HIGHS TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY
SHOULD RANGE FROM 33 TO 36 DEGREES CELSIUS ...WITH HUMIDITIES IN THE LOW TO
HIGH 80S. THIS WILL MAKE FOR HEAT INDEX VALUES ( APPARENT TEMPERATURES )
AROUND 40 TO 44 DEGREES EACH DAY.

THE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL NOT SUBSIDE MUCH AT NIGHT WITH TEMPERATURES
ONLY DROPPING INTO THE HIGH 20S...THIS WILL ADD TO THE DANGER FOR PEOPLE
WHO CANNOT FIND A WAY TO ADEQUATELY COOL DOWN.

EXCESSIVE HEAT IS THE NUMBER ONE WEATHER KILLER... PEOPLE SHOULD BE
PREPARED FOR THE DANGERS EXCESSIVE HEAT POSES. YOUNG CHILDREN...
ELDERLY PEOPLE AND THOSE WITH ILLNESSES OR HEART CONDITIONS ARE
MOST AT RISK. LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES TO EARLY IN THE MORNING OR
UNTIL EVENING. IF YOU HAVE A WORKING AIR CONDITIONER USE IT...OR AT
LEAST OPEN WINDOWS AND ALLOW AIR TO CIRCULATE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
A HEAT ADVISORY MEANS THAT A PERIOD OF HOT TEMPERATURES IS EXPECTED.
THE COMBINATION OF HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE
TO CREATE A SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE POSSIBLE. DRINK PLENTY
OF FLUIDS...STAY IN AN AIR-CONDITIONED ROOM...STAY OUT OF THE SUN...

METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT ARUBA, 19 SEPTEMBER 2017, 12.30 L.T.