6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 21st September, 2022
Forecaster: E. Francis
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 28°C or 82°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 25 mph or 41 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 pm last night:
At Hewanorra Airport: 9.5 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 59.2 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 the east near 25 mph or 41 km/h, with occasional gusts.
Weather: Generally cloudy skies 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: Low at 7:21 am… High at 1:49 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 8:48 am… High at 2:56 pm.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves 4 to 7 feet or 1.2 to 2.1 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 skies with a few showers over the Leeward Islands. Further south, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers, which will be heavy in some locations and isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A strong tropical wave located just to the east of the Windward Islands has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation. This system is likely to become a tropical depression within the next two or three days. This wave is expected to cause cloudiness, moderate to heavy showers, gusty winds and thunderstorms over the southern portion of our region from later today into tomorrow.
Fiona becomes a category 4 hurricane while moving away from the Turks and Caicos Islands. At 2:00 am today, the centre of Hurricane Fiona was located near latitude 23.4 North, longitude 71.8 West or 105 miles or 170 kilometres north of North Caicos Island.
At 3:00 am today, Tropical Storm Gaston was located near latitude 36.2 North longitude 43.6 West or about 920 miles or 1485 kilometres west of the Azores.
Tropical Storm Gaston does not pose a direct threat to Saint Lucia and the Lesser Antilles.