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- Boom,Boom.....
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 14:19:12 +0000
Hello everyone,

Lot's of thunder and lightening today.

Localised flooding on the island to the North West but we will probably see 
some heavy rain today everywhere
On the island.


Murray Sampson
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- Photo taken looking N.E.....Margarita's Micro Climate
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:45:45 +0000
Hello Everyone,

Today it's Hot again with Variable light wind from all directions,but tomorrow 
looks like the last day of this then we are back into our easterly trade and 
ready for some kitesurfing,and looks good right into next week,quiet on the 
storm side for a while...great. 

The C.N clouds are buidling over the mountains of Margarita and are ready to 
dump their load at least over the high ground with localised flooding,we may 
see a shower over our village but normally it dosen't reach us....Never say 
Never though!

Hurricane Humberto is looking amazing,what a perfect shape,great circulation 
it's as beautiful as it is because it may not cos any problems to land,let hope.

Take care ya 'all and I will be in touch.

Murray Sampson.
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- Rain in the Forecast
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Sat, 27 Jul 2013 19:23:18 +0000
Hello Everyone,

The forecast has been spot on so far,the wind was predicted to drop and switch 
to the S.W which it did,then later heavy rain with thunder and lightening.

We always have these impressive C . Nimbus at this time of year and usually 
pass east to west hugging the beginning of the Andes of venezuela mainland and 
are famous for flash floods but when the wind changes to the south they are 
blown over the sea to our island..

T.S Dorian is not going to cause any immediate problems to the leeward islands 
but further on,something to keep n eye on.

The atlantic is starting to busy up and I think we will see more warnings 
soon...take care.

Murray Sampson

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- Still Raining...!!!!!
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 14:40:08 +0000
Hello Everyone,

Woke up to more Rain this morning after rain all night over the island of 

Forecast for today,Rain showers with more breaks in the cloud and sunny later 
after lunchtime.

Have a nice day...

Murray Sampson
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- RAIN TONIGHT...!!!!!
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Fri, 19 Jul 2013 02:13:51 +0000
Hello From Margarita Island,

It's been just kicking wind conditions for Kitesurfing and Windsurfing this 
year and it just dosen't want to stop and follow the correct path of usual 
weather for now,well we are definately not complaining at all....on the water 
every day....Bring it on...!!!

Weather at this moment is Intermittent Heavy DownPours with Gusty winds,for the 
rest of the night,i predict around 3am we will have the heaviest rain so not a 
night to be out and about,but for sure there will be a few die harder's out 
partying thats for sure until they see the sun come up...or will they,looks 
pretty solid until dawn.

I have 15 years living in the Caribean ...and studying the weather on Margarita 
island ,day in and day out,year in and year out,what i have noticed just simply 
is that if Hurricane seasons that start slow and are generally very quiet with 
little storm action,then they are normally the ones that will have all the 
storms stacked up for August to November, and it's going to get very busy 4 
months...You have been Warned,this season is going to get ugly....be 

I am already talking to  residents of Margarita that the Rains will come they 
will come ALOT,we have had 3 years of very dry conditions during the whole 
year,the time has come around again for our 4 year cycle of very wet weather 
and maybe a possibility of a close call from  a developing or already developed 
Hurricane,Ivan proved to most Margarita dwellers that out island cannot be 
excluded from the danger path,although it's about 99%  we still do have that 1% 
lingering...and Ivan was that 1....makes you think Huh!,it only takes one.....

Take care and Stay safe..

Murray Sampson
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- No Wind but sunny!!!!!
  • From: margaritaxtreme at gmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 9 Jul 2013 13:13:20 +0000
Hello everyone from Margarita Island,

Our weather today is 35 degrees, calm but sunny,we had a good amount of rain 
during the night and now no electricity this morning in our little Village of 
El Yaque,i escaped the humid heat in the house by driving to our city of 
porlamar to wash my car to kill some time,it's working so far,still no 

T.S Chantal is passing as the experts say approximately 50km north of Barbados 
and so no immediate danger to them apart from heavy rain and thunder and 
lightening,but for sure very squally conditions indeed,so take care you 
Maritine people and your boats.

Margarita's forecast for later in the day is for scattered heavy thundery 
showers but not mounting to anything as the storm is too far North,but we could 
see some localised flooding over the mountain roads.

Take care and stay tuned to weather bulletins for your area,so many more storms 
are on the way over from África this year...so take care.

God Speed 

Murray Sampson
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- A Big Hello From Margarita Island..
  • From: murraysampson1 at gmail.com
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 19:19:30 +0000
Hi Everyone,

I have been lagging behind with my reports this year from Margarita island only 
because the weather has been amazing regarding the sunshine and Wind hours this 
year so far and thier has been no need to alert anyone about anything bad so 

Today we have the beginning of the tropical wave arriving a little to the N.E 
of Margarita island but really we are all still kiting around in a 25knot 
easterly wind and loving it...Bring it on.

Forecast for the next 24 hours is intermittent rain showers with occasional 
squalls(15 to 30 knots) in the rain showers but we will probably miss them as 
we are tucked in behind mainland Venezuela but you never know ...right!...Never 
say Never....!!!! 

Hope all is well and we can glide through this hurricane season smoothly even 
although they are forecasting an above average season.

Off to the water,will report later if the weather changes for the worse.

Photo is taken from my kite center on El yaque beach looking East...

Windy regards from Margarita..

Murray Sampson....
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