6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 23rd July, 2020
Forecaster: E. Francis
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 27°C or 81°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 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 5.0 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 80.5 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 between the east and east northeast
near 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers at first, becoming
increasingly cloudy from tonight with some showers and possibly
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 11:48 am…High at 6:24 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at present…Low at 1:15 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers at first, becoming increasingly cloudy from tonight with some showers and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A fast moving tropical wave just east of the Lesser Antilles, 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 5:00 am today, Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.0 degrees north, longitude 47.0 degrees west or about 970 miles or 1565 kilometres east southeast of Saint Lucia. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 65 mph or 100 km/h with higher gusts. Further strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Gonzalo is expected to become a hurricane later today.
The storm is moving toward the west near 12 mph or 19 km/h and is projected to approach the Windward Islands late Friday and Saturday.
Residents and interests in the Windward Islands are advised to closely monitor the progress of this system.
A second tropical wave located over the Eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.