Date: 21st September, 2022
Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy with showers nearby.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is overcast with moderate 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-southeast at 25 mph or 41 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 9.1 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 7.4 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 60.6 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 122.3 mm.
Sunset today: 6:00 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and east-southeast near 22 mph or 35 km/h, with gusts near showers.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy with scattered showers, some of which may 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 1:49 pm…Low at 6:28 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 2:56 pm…Low at 7:55 pm.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves 5 to 8 feet or 1.5 to 2.4 metres.
Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and locally rough seas.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy with a few showers over the Leeward Islands. Further south, generally cloudy to overcast at times with scattered showers, which will be heavy in some locations, gusty winds and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Astrong tropical wave will continue to produce cloudiness, moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms over the Windward Islands and areas further south during the next 24 hours. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation and is likely to become a tropical depression within the next two or three days.
At 11:00 am today, the centre of Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 24.6 North, longitude 71.7 West. Fiona is moving toward the north near 8 mph or 13 km/h. A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning is in effect for Bermuda. Fiona is moving away from the Eastern Caribbean and does not pose a threat to our region.
A tropical wave associated with an area of low pressure located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving slowly westward. This system has a low chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next five days.
A third tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa tomorrow. Some development of this wave is expected while it moves slowly westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic during the next five days.