From what I understand, the waves were caused by a cold front in the Caribbean.
My question...: Is what caused the huge waves? Was there a storm at or near Aruba? Perhaps, and I apologize if this is a dumb question; but, I thought Aruba did not get hurricanes or huge storms? Are the waves still huge; or has things calmed down?
Lisa; or Andrea; perhaps, you could explain.
Thanks, Andrea and Lisa: Shortly after my posting as a question about why the waves were so high; my friend, in Puerto Rico, confirmed that they, too, had the same kind of huge waves and unusual weather there; and, he, also said that it was caused by a unusual cold front. Now, he said, they are back to unusually hot weather for January. I suspect that things...weather wise in Aruba are back to seasonal and "all is well.
Great to hear that the weather & waves are back to normal. Be there on Friday & can't wait! Glad to hear Aruba will be the same beautiful place that I've become accustomed to!
I read on another sight that it was a little rainy this past week????Is it true....I DON'T WANT ANY RAIN....
We were there last week, only rain we saw was while we were on the plane waiting to leave
My parents were scheduled to go on a sunset sail this past Wednesday, cancelled due to rain...so unusual! Hopefully it will not rain for you! Hopefully the weather has it all out of it's "system" so to speak!
I would not lose sleep over it. It does rain in Aruba and it is the end of the rainy season. With El Nino it has been dryer than average.
"Weather forecast for the ABC islands valid until Saturday midday 12:00 AST January 16, 2010.
Issued: Friday January 15, 2010, 11:00 AST (15:00 UTC).
Today through Saturday midday: Partly cloudy and mainly dry
Forecast high will be 31°C and forecast low, 25°C.
Sunrise will occur at 7:00 A.M. and Sunset at 6:30 P.M.
Easterly, moderate to fresh; force 4 to 5 (20 to 39 km/h, 11 to 21 knots).
Occasionally strong in gusts; 6 (40 to 50 km/h, 22 to 27 knots).
During the next 24 hours no significant cloudiness are expected to move across the local region. Therefore, a relatively dry weather pattern will prevail over the ABC islands. "
You will love this forecast: http://tinyurl.com/23p296
WHen I am in Aruba, I sometimes check the radar on weather.com to see if there are any showers to the east. If there are, they usually dry up, unless they are big.
Weather is usually better than any forecasts.
This is a good site:
Was a very dry rainy season this year so we are hoping for rain.
But remember - our idea of rain rarely lasts over 1/2 hour!!!!
This is not Seattle! LOL!
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