Well, well, well, happy holidays! A tad early, but we have received the apparently usual gift of the Christmas Trade Winds! Yes, the winds are picking up as a cold front is dissipating and stalling out, bringing winds....right before we have family to arrive. Of course!! As the Antigua Meteorological website reports about the weather today:
Synopsis: A moderate to strong northeasterly wind flow associated with a broad western Atlantic high-pressure system is generating patches of clouds and pockets of moisture over the western Atlantic. These patches will combine with shallow moisture from a diffused frontal boundary to generate variably cloudy skies over the Leewards today and tonight
Wx: Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional widely scattered showers
Tonight: Partly cloudy to cloudy with widely scattered showers
Winds: ENE at 10 -20 kts reaching to 25kts over open waters. Higher gust will take place in some showers.
Seas: Very rough with swells 3.1 - 4.0m or 10-14ft mainly in the Atlantic Ocean east and north of the islands. Warnings for small craft operators and sea bathers remain in effect for hazardous marine conditions. Residents of the Leewards and BVI are advised that the waters around these islands are deemed highly unsafe and therefore should be avoided…
I had to laugh at the last line. Clearly, Mark Twain had it right!