Date: 18th September, 2022
Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 24°C or 75°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-souththeast at 14 mph or 22 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 12.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 28.3 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 49.7 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 109.3 mm.
Sunset today: 6:02 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east-southeast near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
Weather: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy, and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to be vigilant.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at present…Low at 2:45 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 12:39 pm…Low at 4:12 pm.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Cloudy to overcast at times with scattered showers, which may be heavy in some locations, and isolated thunderstorms over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Further south, partly cloudy to cloudy at times with scattered showers, and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions trailing Hurricane Fiona, will continue to produce cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 hours. Hurricane and tropical storm warnings and watches are in effect for the U.S and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, the Turks and Caicos Islands and the southeastern Bahamas.
Fiona becomes a hurricane…At 11:00 am today, the center of Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 17.3 North, longitude 66.5 West or 50 miles or 80 kilometres south of Puerto Rico. Fiona is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph or 13 km/h. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will move near or over Puerto Rico this afternoon or evening. Fiona will then move near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic tonight and Monday, and near or to the east of the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph or 135 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days.
Two tropical waves located over the western and central tropical Atlantic are moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h.
An area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving slowly northward. This system has a low chance of tropical cyclone development and is expected to remain over the central Atlantic during the next five days.