Forecasters: Hyacinthia Camille & Venantius Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Airport is fair with showers nearby.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 24°C or 75°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the west at 12 mph or 19 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil At GFL Airport: nil
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 23.8 mm At GFL Airport: 21.9 mm.
Sunset today: 6:07 pm Sunset tomorrow: 5:52 am
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the south at 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers. There is a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms this afternoon.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at present… Low at 3:24 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 12:53 pm… Low at 4:51 pm.
Seas: Moderate with waves and northeasterly swells 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy skies with scattered showers and a chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms.
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 23.6 degrees north, longitude 52.2 degrees west or about 1225 kilometers northeast of the Leeward Islands. Paulette is moving toward the northwest near 10 mph or 17 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph or 100 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 20.3 degrees north and longitude 39.9 degrees west. Rene is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph or 20 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 75 km/h.
Neither of these two systems are expected to pose a direct threat to the Lesser Antilles.
A tropical wave located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic, is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. A tropical depression is expected to form within the next few days. There is a high chance of this system developing into a tropical storm within the next five days.
Another large area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave is beginning to move off the west coast of Africa. Environmental conditions appear conducive for development during the next few days, and a tropical depression could form over the far eastern tropical Atlantic early next week while the system moves slowly westward.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these system.