Date: 23rd September, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 30°C or 86°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 20 mph or 31 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 6.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 9.2 mm
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 73.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 158.8 mm.
Sunset today: 5:59 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-southeast and east near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
Weather: Partly cloudy 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: High at 2:39 pm…Low at 7:57 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 3:46 pm…Low at 9:24 pm.
Seas: Slight with waves 2 to 4 feet or 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy skies, with a few showers over the Leeward Islands. Further south, partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions will cause a few cloudy periods, showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms across parts of the Lesser Antilles, during the next 24 hours.
At 11:00 am today, the centre of Tropical Depression Nine was located near latitude 14.2 north, longitude 70.1 west, or about 515 miles or 830 kilometres east-southeast of Jamaica. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 14 mph or 22 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.
Tropical Depression ten forms over the far Eastern Tropical Atlantic. At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression Ten was located near latitude 17.9 north, longitude 19.8 west. The depression is moving toward the north-northwest near 12 mph or 19 km/h, and this general motion with a decrease in forward speed is forecast this weekend. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h, with higher gusts. The depression could become a tropical storm during the next day or so, before weakening over the weekend.
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 48 hours.