Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25°C or 77°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the south-southeast at 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil. At GFL Charles Airport: 0.3 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 23.8 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 21.9 mm.
Sunset today: 6:08 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and southeast near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter and variable or calm at times.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy with brief isolated showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 2:06 pm…High at 9:05 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 3:33 pm…High at 10:12 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves and northeasterly swells 3 to 6 feet or 0.9 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Generally fair, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago. Over the Windward Islands, fair to partly cloudy with brief isolated showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moisture and instability over the northern and extreme southern portions of the Lesser Antilles will cause a few scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms over these islands during the next 24 hours.
…… Tropical Storm Paulette ……
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Paulette was located near latitude 21.5 degrees north, longitude 49.1 degrees west or about 935 miles or 1510 kilometers east-northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands. Paulette is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph or 17 km/h. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph or 85 km/h with higher gusts.
…… Tropical Storm Rene……
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Rene was located over the central tropical Atlantic near latitude 18.6 degrees north and longitude 35.8 degrees west. Rene is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph or 19 km/h. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph or 85 km/h with higher gusts.
Neither of these two systems are expected to pose a direct threat to the Lesser Antilles.
A tropical wave located just off the west coast of Africa is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h. This wave has a high chance of tropical cyclone development during the next five days.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.