6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 23rd July, 2020
Forecaster: Vigil Saltibus
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 32°C or 90°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 18 mph or 30 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm 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.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:46 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:34 pm.
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: High at 6:24 pm…Low at 11:27 pm…High at 6:01 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 7:31 pm…Low at 12:54 am…High at 7:08 am.
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.
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 9.8 degrees north, longitude 49.4 degrees west or about 833 miles or 1341 kilometres east-southeast of Saint Lucia.
Gonzalo is moving toward the west near 13 mph (20 km/h). A westward to west-northwestward motion with an increase in forward speed is expected through the weekend. On the forecast track, the center of Gonzalo will approach the southern Windward Islands Friday night and move across the islands Saturday and Saturday evening.
Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next day or two, and there is still a chance that Gonzalo could become a hurricane. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves into the Caribbean Sea.
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.