Forecast Discussion

Forecast valid from 17/02/2018 to 18/02/2018

Departamento Meteorologico Aruba

A tight surface pressure gradient that exists between surface
high pressure in the western Atlantic Ocean, and lower surface
pressure in northern sections of South America, should continue
to support winds pulsing to minimal gale-force near the coast
of Colombia through Sunday.

Rainshowers are possible, in areas of broken-to-overcast low
level clouds, across the entire area. An Atlantic Ocean ridge,
extending E-to-W along 27N-28N, will maintain strong-to near
gale-force trade winds across the central and southwestern
Caribbean Sea through the weekend, with nocturnal gale-force
wind conditions along the northwestern coast of Colombia.
Fresh-to-locally strong trade winds are expected elsewhere
across the Caribbean Sea. Strong high pressure across the
NW Atlantic Ocean will build S across the region from Sunday
night through Wednesday, to produce strong trade winds across
the eastern Caribbean Sea and the tropical Atlantic Ocean.

Next update will be issued 18/02/2018 16:00UTC