6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 24th September, 2022
Forecaster: Venantius Descartes
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28°C or 82°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-northeast at 8 mph or 13 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace .
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 73.5 mm.
Sunset today: 5:58 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
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 showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 8:48 am… High at 3:05 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 10:15 am… High at 4:12 pm.
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 a 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 11:00 pm last night, Tropical Depression Nine was upgraded to Tropical Storm Ian. At 5:00 am today, the centre of Tropical Storm Ian was located near latitude 14.7 north, longitude 73.5 west, or about 315 miles or 510 kilometres southeast of Jamaica. Ian is moving toward the west at 14 mph or 22 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Ian is expected to become a hurricane late Sunday. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for Jamaica and a Hurricane Watch is in effect for the Cayman Islands.
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.