Although Tropical Storm Surigae has dissipated well to the northwest of the Marianas, the islands are still feeling its effects.
Brandon Aydlett, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, told Newstalk K57’s Patti Arroyo that this time of the year usually sees dry weather thanks to the trade winds.
However, the remnants of Tropical Storm Surigae have changed the weather pattern around Guam, likely resulting in up to another 24 to 36 hours of wet weather and choppy sea conditions.
Guam can also expect a lot of lightning and thunderstorms.
“Here across the Marianas, we’ve been looking at this type of situation developing. We’ve got a surface ridge that is pushing south winds over the Marianas, and then well behind the tropical storm remnants, we’ve got these counter-clockwise flowing winds…that’s southwest winds and south winds over us..so we’re getting this convergence..and where there is convergence at the surface..that’s where you start seeing showers and thunderstorms,” Aydlett said.
He added that later this week, Guam can expect the trade winds to return and with them more dry weather.