Date: 13th September, 2020
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 26°C or 79°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 26°C or 79°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the south-southeast at 7 mph or 11 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 23.9 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 a few scattered showers and a slight chance of isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 6:52 am… High at 1:34 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 8:19 am… High at 2:41 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 portion of the Lesser Antilles, during the next 24 hours.
…Tropical Depression Twenty forms over the Central Atlantic…
At 5:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression Twenty was located near latitude 12.2 degrees north, longitude 35.5 degrees west or about 1745 miles or 2805 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 by Tuesday and a hurricane in the next few days.
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 west-northwestward.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.