The Aruba Weather Watch keeps the community and our visitors informed with any developments in regards to the weather, as well as any other phenomenon’s that could be taking place around the Caribbean islands.
In the most recent update issued, the Aruba Weather Watch spoke of a broad area of low pressure located a couple of hundred miles east of the southern Windward Islands that is producing an area of showers and thunderstorms to the southeast of an ill-defined center.
The upper-level winds are likely to become more conducive for development, and a tropical depression could form during the next couple of days, if the system stays far enough away from land while moving westward at about 15 mph across the Windward Islands and southeastern Caribbean Sea. Conditions appear to become more conducive for development later this week when the system reaches the central and western Caribbean Sea.
Regardless of the development, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are expected over portions of the Windward Islands tonight and Wednesday. Interests in the Windward Islands, the ABC Islands, and the northern coast of Venezuela should monitor the progress of this system. An Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft is currently investigating this system.
There is also a tropical wave located south and east of the islands with a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone within 2 days at 40%, and a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in 5 days at 70%.