Date: 14th September, 2020
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
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 east-southeast at 18 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 3.3 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 2.3 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:At Hewanorra Airport:
27.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 24.2 mm.
Sunset today: 6:05 pm Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and east-northeast near 16 mph or 26 km/h.
Weather: Generally fair skies, occasionally becoming cloudy with a few brief scattered showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 2:10 pm… Low at 6:51 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 3:17 pm… Low at 8:18 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair skies, occasionally becoming cloudy with a few scattered showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moisture and instability in the lower atmosphere over our region will cause some showers to develop over some of the islands, during the next 24 hours.
…Tropical Storm Teddy…
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Teddy was located near latitude 12.8 degrees north, longitude 42.8 degrees west or about 1250 miles or 2015 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles.Teddy is moving toward the west near 14 mph or 22 km/h. This general motion is expected to continue today, followed by a west-northwestward turn and slightly slower forward speed over the next couple of days.Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is expected and Teddy is forecast to become a hurricane by Tuesday night.
…Tropical Storm Vicky forms over the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic…
At 11:00 am today, the center of newly formed Tropical Storm Vicky was located near latitude 18.7 degrees north, longitude 28.5 degrees west. Vicky is moving toward the northwest near 6 mph or 9 km/h and this motion is expected to continue this afternoon. A turn toward the west-northwest is expected from tomorrow and Wednesday.Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected during the next day or so. Gradual weakening is expected by tomorrow night and Vicky is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low by Thursday.
A tropical wave just coming off the African coast, is moving westward near 10 mph or 17 km/h.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.