12:00 PM Weather Report
Date: 13th September, 2020
Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 32°C or 90°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 26°C or 79°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the southeast at 14 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil At GFL Charles airport: nil
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 23.9 mm At GFL Charles airport:21.9 mm
Sunset today: 6:06 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the southeast and east-southeast near 12 mph
or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a
chance of isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 1:34 pm… Low at 5:52 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 2:41 pm… Low at 7:19 pm.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms, over the southern and central Lesser Antilles. Elsewhere, fair
to occasionally cloudy skies with a few showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Inter-Tropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ) will cause scattered showers and possibly thunderstorms, mainly over the central and southern portions of the Lesser Antilles, during the next 24 hours.
…Tropical Depression forecast to become a Tropical Storm tonight…
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression Twenty was located near latitude
12.3 degrees north, longitude 36.4 degrees west or about 1680 miles or 2705 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph or 17 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next few days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h, with higher gusts. The system is forecast to become a tropical storm later today or tonight and could strengthen to a hurricane on Tuesday.
Another area of disturbed weather associated with a tropical wave is located over the Eastern Atlantic. Environmental conditions appear conducive for development during the next few days and a tropical depression could form next week, while the system moves slowly north northwestward.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.