UPDATE, JUNE 24, 2023 | 10:00AM
In the latest weather update for Aruba, the island is closely monitoring the path of Tropical Storm Bret as it progresses through the eastern Caribbean. Although the storm is expected to weaken over the weekend, authorities are urging residents to remain vigilant.
According to the Aruba Meteorology Department and Aruba’s Disaster Relief Bureau, Tropical Storm Bret is currently situated north of the ABC Islands. While it is not anticipated to pose a significant threat to Aruba, it is projected to pass to the north of the island on Saturday morning around 8:00 am. The eye of the storm is estimated to be approximately 220 to 240 kilometers away from Aruba.
As the storm approaches, Aruba can anticipate rough waves, along with moderate to heavy rainfall accompanied by possible thunder and lightning. The exact amount of rainfall is yet to be determined, highlighting the need for ongoing monitoring and preparedness.
The current weather in Aruba’s capital, Oranjestad, shows a temperature of 82°F with 6 mph winds, 84% humidity, and 50% cloud cover. Tomorrow’s forecast for 5:00 am indicates a temperature of 79°F, with winds from the north at 3 mph, 90% cloud cover, and a slight chance of rainfall. Throughout the upcoming week, temperatures are expected to range from 84°F to 90°F, with the highest temperatures likely toward the end of the week.
This weather event is particularly noteworthy, as the occurrence of two tropical storms, Bret and Cindy, forming simultaneously east of the Antilles in June, is a rare phenomenon. Not since 1968 have two storms been active at the same time during this month. Factors such as record ocean warmth have contributed to the development of these storms.
Aruba authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as necessary. It is crucial for residents and visitors to stay tuned for the latest information and heed any advisories or instructions issued by local authorities. Prioritizing safety and preparedness will help ensure the well-being of the community.
Please note that for real-time weather updates, it is recommended to visit reliable sources such as local meteorological departments and official weather websites.
Stay safe and stay informed!