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    National Park Virgin Islands

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Weather

The Tradewinds (the Easterlies) dominate the weather in the Virgin Islands, blowing east to west across the tropical Atlantic. The winter tends to bring stronger winds and less rain, and the summer tends to bring more rain and lighter winds.

In winter, cold fronts moving off the continent sometimes bring the Christmas winds down from the north. The fronts do not bring cold air as far south as the Virgin Islands, but they can create large waves breaking on the north shore beaches. Use extreme caution entering the water during such conditions, and heed posted warnings and advice from park staff.

In summer, tropical storms or hurricanes occasionally approach from the east and south. More commonly, tropical waves bring clouds of African dust across the Virgin Islands.

 

Current weather forecast for St. John from the National Weather Service

Current wave forecast for the Virgin Islands including wave height, period, direction and wind information

Weather Satellite Images displays a collection of infrared, water vapor, barometric pressure, sea temperature and other weather information.

Did You Know?

Spiny Sea Urchin in clear waters on a shallow reef.

The Spiny Sea Urchin has long spines that can readily penetrate the skin on the slightest touch, causing severe pain and possibly allergic reactions. Because the barbs cannot be completely removed, soaking affected areas in vinegar can speed up the in-body dissolving time, typically 3-4 weeks.