Date: 13th October, 2020
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 8 mph or 13 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 0.4 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 2.8 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of October so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 97.8 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 131.6 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:54 am. Sunset tomorrow: 5:44 pm
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-southeast and northeast near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter and variable at times.
Weather: Fair skies, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms at first. An increase in cloudiness, shower activity and thunderstorms is expected from tomorrow afternoon.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 6:43 pm… High at 1:24 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 8:10 pm… High at 2:31 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 2 to 5 feet or 0.6 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Generally cloudy skies with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
An upper level trough system together with an approaching tropical wave, will cause occasional cloudiness, scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over our region, during the next 24 to 48 hours.
As mentioned above, a tropical wave located about 400 miles east of the Windward Islands is associated with a broad area of low pressure. This system is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h. The system has a low chance of tropical cyclone formation, as upper-level conditions become increasingly unfavorable for development. The system is expected to affect our region as a strong tropical wave from late Wednesday into Thursday.
Another tropical wave located over the Central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
A third tropical wave, just off the west African coast is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h.