Date: 16th September, 2022
Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with showers nearby.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy with light showers.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 32°C or 90°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the west at 16 mph or 26 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm 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.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am. Sunset today: 6:03 pm.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the southwest and southeast near 16 mph or 26 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Cloudy to overcast at times with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, and isolated thunderstorms.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to exercise caution.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 7:23 pm…Low at 3:06 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 8:30 pm…Low at 4:33 am.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and swells 5 to 7 feet or 1.5 to 2.1 metres.
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 moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Further south, generally cloudy becoming overcast at times with scattered showers, which may be heavy in some locations, and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Adverse weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Fiona, will affect the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 hours. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been issued for the islands of Dominica northward to portions of the Dominican Republic.
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 16.4 North, longitude 61.1 West or 20 miles or 35 kilometres east-northeast of Guadeloupe. Fiona is moving toward the west near 15 mph or 24 km/h, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is expected to continue through early Monday. On this forecast track, the center of Fiona is forecast to move across the Leeward Islands tonight, and move near the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico Saturday into Sunday, and approach the Dominican Republic Sunday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph or 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Some gradual strengthening is forecast during the next day or so.
A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h. This wave has a low chance of tropical cyclone development during the next five days.
Another tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 31 km/h.