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26.9°C / 80.4°F
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Weather Forecast for Bonaire and Curaçao valid until Friday evening 18:00 l.t., August 22, 2014.

Issued:
Thursday August 21, 2014. 17:00 l.t. (21:00 UTC).

Weather:
Tonight through
Friday: Generally partly cloudy with little or no rain during the evening. Variably cloudy between the early morning and the early afternoon with locally a shower or two possible .

Forecast high will be 34ºC and low will be 26ºC.
Sunrise will occur at 06:25 and sunset at 18:52 hours.

Winds:
Easterly and light to moderate; force 2 to 4 (7 to 30 km/hr, 4 to 16 knots). Mainly during daytime, possibly fresh at times in gusts; force 5 (31 to 39 km/hr, 17 to 21 knots).

Synopsis:
An area of low pressure was located this afternoon just east of Guadeloupe and was moving west-northwest. As it moves into the eastern Caribbean Area, cloudiness is expected to increase over our region as well and locally a couple of showers may develop over Bonaire and Curaçao on especially Friday morning. This disturbance will cause our winds to diminish further on our islands on Friday and in combination with the high humidity, the air will feel quite muggy.

Sea conditions:
Tranquil to moderate with wave heights of 3 feet or less.

Significant tropical weather systems:
The area of low pressure just east of Guadeloupe may become a tropical cyclone during the next couple of days, as it moves through the eastern Caribbean Area toward the west-northwest. The Meteorological Department Curaçao will continue to monitor this system closely in connection with its influence over St. Eustatius and Saba. .

Special features:
None.

Outlook until Saturday evening:
Variably cloudy with locally a couple of showers and a risk of thunder. Gradually increasing southeasterly winds.

Forecaster:
Capello.

The next weather forecast will be issued Friday at 05:00 l.t. (09:00 UTC).