The first tropical wave of the season should generate heavy rainfall in Martinique

The first tropical wave of the season should generate heavy rainfall in Martinique
The first tropical wave of the season should generate heavy rainfall in Martinique

The first tropical wave of the season will impact Guyana and the Antilles this Saturday, May 25. According to Météo France forecasts, it will first cross Martinique then Guadeloupe between this afternoon and Sunday (May 26). Showers, sometimes heavy and stormy, are expected over the next few hours.

After long weeks of drought and water shortage, rain should make a comeback in Martinique this weekend. Météo France announces the arrival of the first tropical wave of the season this Saturday, May 25.

According to the weather forecast, “the phenomenon will impact our territories during this weekend, first crossing Martinique then Guadeloupe between Saturday and Sunday, and finally affecting Saint-Barthélémy and Saint-Martin between Sunday and Monday”.

Showers, sometimes heavy and stormy, are expected over the next few hours.

From midday, the sky will become cloudy in the south of Martinique. Some precipitation will affect Vauclin, Sainte-Anne, François, Ducos in the afternoon. From the end of the afternoon and for the evening, the wave will approach Martinique. The tropical wave will pass from Saturday evening until Sunday morning. We risk having good rainfall, up to 30 to 50mm since we will have slightly stormy showers. Precipitation will continue for a short part of the morning. We will have around 20mm.

Forecaster at Météo France

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Vigilance is likely, especially for Guadeloupe and the Northern Islands during this weekend. The sun should reappear on Sunday from midday.

This first tropical wave begins the 2024 hurricane season in the North Atlantic basin. It runs from June 1 to November 30. According to Météo France, “over the Atlantic basin, the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, seasonal trends in cyclone activity continue at a level much higher than the normal for the years 1991-2020.

The institutes which produce forecasts of cyclone activity for the 2024 season announce trends whose average is:

  • 22 named cyclones (± 4.7 named cyclones)
  • 12 hurricanes (± 3.2 hurricanes) including 5 major hurricanes (± 1.8 major hurricanes)
  • An ACE (Accumulated Cyclone Energy) index of 225 (± 67).
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