As I attempt to combine my PMV and a mini vacation, i am dissappointed in the potential bad weather this week. So I am interested to know the local forecast from an islander. Is it going to be rainy all week? What would be the best day for for a beach day this week? When it says 'scattered thunderstorms' does this mean all day or just in the morning- then it will clear amd be sunny? As you can all see, I'm in denial about the weather. thanks
From the local forecast it looks like we'll definitely get some kind of rain, but too soon to say for sure how much and where. Amazingly on these little islands you can have sun and blue skies on one side and downpours on the other. Generally if it does rain, it's not an all-day event. Those days are few and far between, but they do happen on occasion. I remember 11 inches of rain on STX back in May 2001—it poured all day long!! And a few years ago (2004?) we had like a week of rain sometime around Nov 11 or so...but.. it's highly unlikely that it will rain all week, THIS week! Just keep an eye on the weather sites to monitor the progress. A good one is http://www.stormcarib.com
In my many visits to STT and now living on island, this time of year there is almost always a chance of scattered showers. However, scattered is just what they are usually. It might rain for a 5 minutes and then clear away. Not to say a full day of rain couldn't happen, but it usually takes a tropical wave of some sort to get a full day of rain. As a visitor, and know no one likes rain...but as a resident dang please let it rain at the top of crown mountain so I can get some water in my cisterns. I don't like having to call the water truck. I like the free stuff. lol
I t appears that the tropical waves are going wide of us. We'll still get showers but you can still usually do what you have planned. The showers help to make the flora even more appealing. The weather report as a matter of fact mentions @ 30% chance of showers just about every day. Wunderground has a site that gives predictions and forecasts at the STX airport.
Unless there's a storm watch I wouldn't worry about the weather.
Hi all. Here are some good links from the National Weather Service:
Regional NWS Headquarters in San Juan with VI weather summary and links to individual islands:
VI and PR radar:
National Hurricane Center:
My favorite saying about rain on the islands goes something like this:
If you don't like the weather, just wait 10 minutes!
Most storms here don't last more than five or ten minutes . . .
That is true most of the year, but in all fairness to visitors this is the start of the VI's rainy season. Rainy days are more common and a cloudy day with rain off and on isn't that unusual.
Very good "read a book & take a nap" weather though! 🙂