6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 23rd September, 2022
Forecaster: Lemuel O’Shaughnessy
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 31°C or 88°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 13 mph or 20 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace . At GFL Charles Airport: trace.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 73.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 158.8 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am. Sunset tomorrow: 5:58 pm.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and east near 15 mph or
Weather: Fair skies, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:57 pm… High at 2:31 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 9:24 pm… High at 3:38 am.
Seas: Slight with waves 2 to 4 feet or 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair skies, becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms mainly over the southern Lesser Antilles.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions associated with an approaching, weak low level trough will cause a few cloudy periods with showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms over parts of the Lesser Antilles, during the next 24 hours.
At 5:00 pm today, the centre of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 14.7 north, longitude 71.3 west, or about 430 miles or 690 kilometres east-southeast of Jamaica. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph or 24 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h, with higher gusts. Some slow strengthening is forecast during the next day or so, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm tonight. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica.
A tropical wave associated with an area of low pressure, located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving slowly northwestward. This system has a low chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next five days.
Tropical Depression ten becomes Tropical Storm Hermine. At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Hermine was located near latitude 18.6 north, longitude 20.5 west. Hermine is moving toward the north-northwest near 10 mph or 17 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Tropical Storm Hermine is expected to remain over the far eastern Atlantic and does not pose a threat to our region.