Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 26°C or 79°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 20 mph or 31 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: Trace. At GFL Charles Airport: 9.3 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 80.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 74.3 mm.
Sunset today: 6:34 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:46 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 20 mph or 31 km/h.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers at first, becoming increasingly cloudy from tonight with some scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at present…High at 6:24 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 1:15 pm…High at 7:31 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 6 feet or 0.9 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and a chance of thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, fair to partly cloudy with a few showers at first, becoming increasingly cloudy from tonight with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions over the northern portion of the Eastern Caribbean will cause cloudiness, showers and possibly thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands today.
A fast moving tropical wave, ahead of Tropical Storm Gonzalo, will cause some cloudy periods with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Eastern Caribbean region from tonight into Friday.
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.6 degrees north, longitude 48.3 degrees west or about 910 miles or 1465 kilometres east-southeast of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph or 100 km/h with higher gusts.
Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 14 mph or 22 km/h and is projected to move across the southern Windward Islands by Saturday evening.
Residents and interests in Saint Lucia and the Windward Islands are advised to closely monitor the progress of this system.
A tropical wave located over the Eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h.