Date: 17th September, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with thunderstorms.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy with thunderstorms.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 25°C or 77°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the northeast at 8 mph or 13 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 8.8 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 8.7 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 36.0 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 87.5 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am Sunset tomorrow: 6:02 pm.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the south and southeast near 17 mph or 28 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Generally cloudy skies with scattered showers, some of which will 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 8:21 pm…Low at 4:26 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 9:28 pm…Low at 5:53 am.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.
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 skies 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 continue to affect the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 hours. The Tropical Storm Watch has been discontinued for Guadeloupe. A Hurricane Warning and watch is in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 16.7 North, longitude 64.6 West or 70 miles or 115 kilometres south of St Croix. Fiona is moving toward the west-northwest near 9 mph or 15 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue through tonight. On this forecast track, the center of Fiona will move south of the Virgin Islands this evening, and move across Puerto Rico by Sunday afternoon. Maximum sustained winds are near 60 mph or 95 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast, and Fiona is expected to become a hurricane before reaching the southern coast of Puerto Rico on Sunday.
A tropical wave located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 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 also moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h.