In its pelagic sargassum stranding monitoring and forecasting bulletin for the northern islands communicated this Monday, September 26, 2022, Météo France still maintains the risk of seaweed stranding for St-Martin and St-Barthélemy as medium.
Concerning the forecasts for this last week of September, the detections of Sargassum are still quite numerous if we refer to the satellite images of the 24th of this month. The algae extend nearly 300 km to the east. As of September 25, rafts were circulating east of St. Kitts and are reportedly approaching the southern coastline of St. Martin and St. Barthélemy. The eastern side of the two islands should be spared thanks to surface currents which will deflect the sargassum patches. For the trend for the next two weeks, given the quantity of sargassum present in the eastern Antilles, groundings will still be regular for the Northern Islands, but to a lesser extent…well.
Cancellation of Sargassum Day #2
The second edition of Sargassum Day, promoted by the Collectif Anti-Sargasse, was unfortunately canceled at the last minute by the organizers. Scheduled for this Saturday, September 24 from 16 p.m. to 19 p.m., the operation had to be rescheduled to a later date due to an excessive volume of sargassum still present near the Cul-de-Sac pier and after consultation with the Community. As of Friday, September 23, the Janky company was on site to continue collecting algae with suitable equipment. The collective undertakes to quickly redo an update with the relevant services of the Collectivity and will soon communicate a new date for Sargassum Day. _Vx
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