Forecaster: Vigil Saltibus
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra airport is 31 c or 88 f.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 28 c or 82 f.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the southeast at 18 mph or 30 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24 hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: Trace GFL Charles Airport: 3.9 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of August so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 150.4 mm GFL Charles Airport:179.1 mm.
Sunset today: 6:18 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the southeast and east near 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Weather: fair skies occasionally becoming cloudy with a few showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 2:50 pm… Low at 7:31 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 3:57 pm… Low at 8:58 pm.
Seas: Slight to Moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers and a few thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, fair to cloudy at times with a few showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moisture and instability left in the wake of Tropical Storm Dorian will continue to generate cloudiness, showers and possibly thunderstorms over Northern portion of the Eastern Caribbean Islands during the next 24 hours.
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Dorian was located near latitude 17.5 north, longitude 64.5 west or about 25 miles or 40 kilometers southeast of St. Croix. Dorian is moving toward the northwest near 13 mph or 20 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue during the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 70 mph or 110 km/h with higher gusts. Dorian is forecast to become a hurricane later today and continue strengthening during the next few days over the Atlantic waters.
A tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h. Saharan dry air prevails in the wave’s environment at this time.