Jun 12, 2011 - 06:00 PM EDT
Wind: from the ENE at 24 MPH gusting to 38 MPH
You are there right now, and I am thinking you are pretty pleased with the number of clouds.
In this report only clouds that are significant for the aviation are mentioned. These significant clouds are clouds where the bottom part (cloud base) has a height of 1500 m (5000 ft) or less. The amount of clouds in the sky, i.e. the cloud coverage, is given in parts of 8. The following groups can be identified:
If no clouds can be detected with their lowest part below 1500 m (5000 ft) this shall be reported as No Significant Clouds. Some of our weather stations are equipped with an automatic observing system. An automatic observing system can only detect clouds that drift over it. When no clouds are detected by this system, it shall be reported as No Clouds Detected. This doesn't mean that there aren't any clouds in the sky, it only states that the observing system did not detect any clouds."
We returned from Aruba on June 5th. We had more clouds this year than we have seen in the last three trips. One afternoon it thundered, lightened and rained for at least an hour. It was not as sunny this year as in the past. Still better than being at work.
June 17 - 29 was the worst weather we have experienced out of many Aruba Junes since 1995. For the first time we experienced a thunderstorm in Aruba. we had a few days where it was mostly cloudy. We had some days with multiple showers. Most if not all days the weather cleared by 2 pm or 4 pm at the latest. With that said we still had plenty of sunshine and each of us came home nicely tanned.
For anyone heading to Aruba I would not stress over the weather since you can do nothing to change it.
but is it pointed at your mom's house or my house?
has t.s. "emily" sucked away the tradewinds from aruba?
Queen Beatrix Airport, Aruba
Aug 02, 2011 - 09:00 AM EDT
Wind: from the E at 9 MPH
Visibility: greater than 7 mile(s):0
Sky conditions: partly cloudy
Temperature: 86 F
Heat index: 99.3 F
Dew Point: 78 F
Relative Humidity: 79%
You can see the flags in the third camera here.
Beautiful day today to just float around in the ocean to keep cool.