Date: 18th September, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 32°C or 90°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-souththeast at 13 mph or 20 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 12.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 23.8 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 49.7 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 109.3 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 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 09:38 pm…Low at 5:41 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 10:45 pm…Low at 7:08 am.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy in some locations, and 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.
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 18.2 North, longitude 67.3 West or 10 miles or 15 kilometres west of Puerto Rico. Fiona is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph or 15 km/h. On the forecast track, the center of Fiona will 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 85 mph or 140 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.
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.