12:00 Noon Weather Report
Date: 16th September, 2022
Forecaster: Venantius Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 32°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25°C or 77°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the west-southwest at 15 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 2.2 mm. At GFL Charles: 3.2 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 27.2 mm. At GFL Charles: 78.8 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 southwest and southeast near 12 mph or 19 km/h.
Weather: Fair and warm, becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 12:49 pm… High at 7:23 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 02:16 pm… High at 8:30 pm.`
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and swells 5 to 8 feet or 1.5 to 2.4
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to locally rough seas generated by Tropical Storm Fiona.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Cloudy to overcast with scattered showers, which will be heavy in some locations, gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Further south, fair skies becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions ahead of Tropical Storm Fiona, will continue to cause cloudiness, showers and thunderstorms over the northern portion of the Lesser Antilles during the forecast period.
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 16.0 North, longitude 59.4 West or 265 miles or 425 kilometres east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. Fiona is moving toward the west near 14 mph or 22 km/h, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected to continue through early Sunday. On this forecast track, the center of Fiona is forecast to move across the Leeward Islands tonight and early Saturday, and move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico late Saturday into Sunday. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 50 mph or 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Some slight strengthening is forecast during the next few days. A Tropical Storm watch is in effect for Dominica and the British Virgin Islands and Tropical storm warnings are in effect for the Leeward Islands.
Two tropical waves located over the central and far eastern Tropical Atlantic are moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.