Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy and hazy with showers nearby.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy and hazy with showers nearby.
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-northeast at 23 mph or 37 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 3.1 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 2.4 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 83.6 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 76.7 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 between the east and east-northeast near 24 mph or 39 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with some scattered moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to be vigilant and exercise caution.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 7:04 pm…Low at 12:31 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 8:11 pm…Low at 01:58 am.
Seas: Locally rough with waves and swells 6 to 9 feet or 1.8 to 2.7 metres.
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise extreme caution due to brisk winds and rough seas.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy with some scattered showers over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Further south, partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions ahead of Tropical Storm Gonzalo will cause cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms mainly over the southern portion of the eastern Caribbean region tonight.
A TROPICAL STORM WARNING HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED FOR SAINT LUCIA.
At 5:00 pm today the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.0 degrees north, longitude 55.6 degrees west, about 457 miles or 736 kilometres southeast of Saint Lucia.
Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph or 65 km/h. Some slight strengthening is still possible before Gonzalo reaches the southern Windward Islands.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving towards the west at 18 mph or 30 km/h. A westward to west-northwestward motion is expected for the next couple of days.
On this track the centre of Gonzalo will move across the southern Windward Islands Saturday afternoon or evening and over the eastern Caribbean Sea on Sunday.
Gonzalo is expected to produce total rain accumulations of 2 to 5 inches or 50 to 127 mm, with isolated maximum amounts of 8 inches or 200 mm over Saint Lucia and the southern Windward Islands.
Residents and interests in Saint Lucia and the Windward Islands are advised to closely monitor the progress of this system.
Two tropical waves located over the Central and Eastern Tropical Atlantic are moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.