Date: 15th September, 2020
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
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 33°C or 91°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 15 mph or 24 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace. At GFL Charles Airport: 0.4 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 27.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 25.5 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:04 pm
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: Apart from a few brief showers, it will be generally fair, warm and hazy.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:45 pm… High at 2:30 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 9:12 pm… High at 3:37 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 6 feet or 0.9 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy and hazy skies with brief scattered showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A relatively dry and more stable atmosphere will limit shower activity over the Eastern Caribbean region during the next 24 hours.
...Tropical Storm Teddy...
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Teddy was located near latitude 14.6 degrees north, longitude 47.9 degrees west or about 895 miles or 1440 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 and Teddy could become a hurricane tonight and near major hurricane strength within a few days. Teddy does not pose a direct threat to our region, however swells generated by Teddy are expected to reach the Lesser Antilles by late tomorrow.
…Tropical Storm Vicky…
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Vicky was located near latitude 21.2 degrees north, longitude 32.1 degrees west. Vicky is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph (19 km/h).
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Weakening is forecast and Vicky is expected to become a tropical depression on Wednesday, weaken into a remnant low by Wednesday night and dissipate by Friday. 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 13 mph or 20 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.