Date: 22nd July, 2021
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is30°C or 86°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 23 mph or 37 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace. At GFL Charles Airport: 3.1 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of July so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 111.7 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 103.3 mm.
Sunset today: 6:35 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:45 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 22 mph or 35 km/h, with a few gusts.
Weather: At first, fair to partly cloudy, hazy and breezy with a few isolated showers. Partly cloudy, hazy and breezy, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers towards evening.
Persons with respiratory ailments and dust allergies are advised to exercise caution due to reduced air quality.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 3:27 pm… Low at 7:32 Pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 4:34 pm… Low at 8:59 Pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 6 feet or 0.9 to 1.8 metres.
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and reduced visibility.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy and hazy, occasionally becoming cloudy with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moisture and instability associated with an approaching tropical wave will cause occasional cloudiness, scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms over the Eastern Caribbean islands, during the forecast period.
Another tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h. This wave is expected to affect the region by Saturday.
A plume of Saharan dust haze will continue to cause a reduction in visibility and air quality around our region over the next few days.
Tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the Tropical Atlantic during the next five days.