6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 18th September, 2022
Forecaster: Venantius Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair .
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 27°C or 81°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 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 13.0 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 49.7 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 between the southeast near 17 mph or
28 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times 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 11:32 am…Low at 2:45 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at present… High at 12:39 pm.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves 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.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Cloudy to overcast with moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms over the Leeward and Virgin Islands. Further south, partly cloudy to cloudy skies 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 Eastern Caribbean region during the next 24 hours. Hurricane Warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico, the U.S and British Virgin Islands and the Dominican Republic.
At 5:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Fiona was located near latitude 17.1 North, longitude 65.8 West or 80 miles or 125 kilometres west-southwest of St Croix. Fiona is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph or 13 km/h. A northwestward motion is expected to begin later today and continue through Monday, followed by a turn toward the north-northwest on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will approach Puerto Rico this morning. Maximum sustained winds are near 65 mph or 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Some trengthening is forecast, and Fiona is expected to become a hurricane before reaching the southern coast of Puerto Rico later today.
Two tropical waves located over the central Tropical Atlantic are moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h. The second wave has a low chance of tropical cyclone development during the next five days.