6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 13th September, 2020
Forecaster: Avlon Charlery
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with showers nearby.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 30°C or 86°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 34°C or 93°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east southeast at 10 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil At GFL Charles airport: 1.7 mm Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 23.9 mm At GFL Charles airport:23.6 mm
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:05 pm
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and east-southeast near 16 mph
or 26 km/h.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at present …High at 12:41 am
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 7:19 pm… High at 01:48 am
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 isolated thunderstorms, over the southern and central Lesser Antilles. Elsewhere, fair skies with a few showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Inter-Tropical Convergent Zone (ITCZ) will cause scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly over the central and southern portions of the Lesser Antilles, during the forecast period.
…Tropical Depression Twenty forecast to strengthen…
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression Twenty was located near latitude
12.7 degrees north, longitude 37.6 degrees west or about 1600 miles or 2570 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph or 19 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue for the next two 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 tonight and could strengthen to a hurricane on Tuesday.
A low pressure system, associated with a tropical wave is located over the far Eastern Atlantic. This system is moving west northwest at about 12 mph or 19 km/h. 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.
Another tropical wave just coming off the African coast, is moving westward at about 12 mph or 19 km/h.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.