Forecaster: Lemuel O’Shaughnessy
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy with recent showers.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 26°C or 79°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 21 mph or 33 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am:
At Hewanorra Airport: 1.8 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 3.4 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 51.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 114.9 mm.
Sunset today: 6:01 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 23 mph or 37 km/h with a few gusts.
Weather: Partly cloudy to occasinally cloudy with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 1:22 pm…Low at 5:31 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 2:29 pm…Low at 6:58 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 6 feet or 0.9 to 1.8 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy with a few showers over the Leeward Islands. Further south, partly cloudy becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A weak tropical wave will continue to affect mainly the southern half of the Lesser Antilles during the next 12 to 18 hours.
Another strong tropical wave located several hundred miles east of the Windward Islands has a medium chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next two days. This wave is moving westward near 17 mph or 28 km/h and is expected to cause cloudiness, moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms mainly over the southern portion of our region from tomorrow morning into Thursday.
At 11:00 am today, the centre of major Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 22.0 North, longitude 71.4 West or 40 miles or 65 kilometres north-northwest of Grand Turk Island. A hurricane warning is in effect for the Turks and Caicos Islands and a tropical storm warning is in effect for the southeastern Bahamas.