Forecaster: Lemuel O’Shaughnessy
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 32°C or 90°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 28°C or 82°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 21 mph or 33 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace. At GFL Charles Airport: 1.3 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 27.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 25.5 mm.
Sunset today: 6:04 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 northeast near 16 mph or 26 km/h.
Weather: Generally fair and hazy skies, occasionally becoming cloudy with a few brief showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 2:43 pm… Low at 7:45 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 3:50 pm… Low at 9:12 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair and hazy skies, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A relatively drier and more stable atmosphere will limit shower activity over the Eastern Caribbean region during the next 24 hours.
A large area of low to moderate Saharan dust concentration will cause a reduction in visibility and air quality over the region during the next few days.
…Tropical Storm Teddy…
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Teddy was located near latitude 14.0 degrees north, longitude 47.0 degrees west or about 960 miles or 1545 kilometers east of the Lesser Antilles. Teddy is moving toward the west-northwest near 13 mph (20 km/h). A steady northwest motion near 13 mph or 20 km/h is expected through the end of the week. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 65 mph or 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast for the next several days, and Teddy is likely to become a hurricane later today or tonight and could reach major hurricane strength in a few days.
…Tropical Storm Vicky…
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Vicky was located near latitude 20.6 degrees north, longitude 31.0 degrees west. Vicky is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph (15 km/h). Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph or 85 km/h with higher gusts. Gradual weakening is expected and Vicky is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low by Wednesday night. On its projected path Tropical Storm Vicky will pose no threat to the Eastern Caribbean region.
A tropical wave located over the far eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 10 mph or 17 km/h. Environmental conditions are conducive for development and a Tropical Depression is likely to form during the next few days.
The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services will continue to closely monitor and provide updates on the progress of these systems.