Forecaster: Lemuel O’Shaughnessy
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy.
Present weather at George FL Charles Airport is cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the south-southeast at 20 mph or 31 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 34.1 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 43.9 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 130.9 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 129.9 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:47 am. Sunset tomorrow: 6:32 pm.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the south and southeast near 23 mph or 37 km/h, with occasional gusts.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with some scattered showers which maybe heavy in some locations and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Persons in areas prone to flooding and/or 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 11:30 pm…Low at 06:44 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at present… High at 12:37 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 caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Generally cloudy skies with scattered moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine will continue to cause cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms over the Eastern Caribbean region during the next 24 hours.
At 5:00 pm today, Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine was centered near latitude 16.4 degrees north and longitude 65.6 degrees west. The system is moving toward the west-northwest near 23 mph or 37 km/h, and this general motion with a reduction in forward speed is expected over the next few days. On the forecast track, the system is expected to pass south of Puerto Rico later tonight, near or over Hispaniola on Thursday, near eastern Cuba and the southeastern Bahamas on Friday, and approach the northwestern Bahamas and southern Florida by Friday night.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast as environmental conditions remain conducive for development and a tropical storm is likely to form tonight. The system is likely to weaken on Thursday due to land interaction. Additional strengthening is possible by this weekend.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor the progress of this system.
A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.
A second tropical wave located just off the west African coast is moving westward near 23 mph or 37 km/h.