6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 25th July, 2020
Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 22 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 4.9 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 86.4 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 24 mph or
39 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with some scattered showers at first. An increase in cloudiness and shower activity is expected later tonight.
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 6:57 am…Low at 1:10 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 8:04 am…Low at 02:37 pm.
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.
…Poorly organized Gonzalo still producing a small area of Tropical Storm-force winds…
At 5:00 am today the centre of Tropical Storm Gonzalo was located near latitude 10.1 degrees north, longitude 58.7 degrees west, about 270 miles or 500 kilometres southeast of Saint Lucia.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h. Little change in strength is expected before Gonzalo reaches the southern Windward Islands. Weakening is expected after Gonzalo moves over the Eastern Caribbean sea and this system is forecast to dissipate by Sunday night or Monday.
Tropical Storm Gonzalo is moving towards the west at 17 mph or 28 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.