Forecast Discussion

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba

Discussion valid from 19/04/2021 to 20/04/2021


The ridge of the Atlantic high pressure system
will continue to dominate the weather in the
region. A relative dry airmass in the lower
layers of the atmosphere is favoring fair
weather. No significant rainfall is expected
during this forecast period. Otherwise, expect
fresh to strong, at times near gale force winds
in gusts.

Moreover, Saharan Dust will induce hazy skies
during the next days. People with respiratory
sensitivities and allergies should take all the
necessary precautions to minimize complications.

Marine conditions: Moderate seas can be expected
on the south and protected sites. Moderate to
fairly rough seas are over the east to northwest
coastal regions with seas in the range of 5 to
8 feet. A Small Craft Advisory remains in effect
for the east to northwest coastal regions.
Operators of small vessels should
exercise caution elsewhere.

Special Features:
Eastern Caribbean Ashfall Advisory: An Ashfall
Advisory is in effect for La Soufriere Volcano
on St. Vincent near 13.3N 61.2W. A new eruption
occurred Sunday, and a plume of ash spread over
the eastern Caribbean from 13N to 14N between
61W and 63W. The volcano remains in a very active
state, and additional eruptions and ash plumes
are possible at any time.

Although the volcano is situated far away in the Eastern
Caribbean, the Meteorological Department of Aruba will
continue to monitor the situation with La Soufriere
Volcano and update the public accordingly.

Next update will be issued 20/04/2021