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The sargassum continues to favour the beaches of Saint Martin

MARIGOT: In its monitoring and forecasting bulletin of pelagic sargassum stranding for the northern islands released this Monday, September 12, 2022, Meteo France maintains the risk of stranding of algae for St. Martin and St. Barthélemy to medium.

On satellite images captured between September 9 and 11, 2022, rafts more or less scattered were visible in the east of St. Martin and especially north of Saint-Barthélemy. They have been the source of occasional strandings on eastern St. Martin since this report. Sargassum remains numerous in the Atlantic basin and the trend for the next two weeks confirms that the Sargassum season is far from over. Indeed, the area between Barbados and St. Vincent and the southeast of these islands remain very busy as well as the area east of the Lesser Antilles.

New groundings, sometimes notable, are expected on the islands, as well as on Martinique as Guadeloupe or the Northern Islands. On Saint-Barthélemy, several filaments are moving up in a southeasterly flow. Groundings by waves will occur during the next days on the south and the east of Saint-Barth.


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