Date: 15th September, 2023
Forecaster: Vigil Saltibus/Shemma Joseph
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 30°C or 86°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 33°C or 91°F.
Relative humidity at Hewanorra Airport is 74%.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 9 mph or
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 10.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: nil.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 31.7 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 31.9 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am. Sunset tomorrow: 6:04 pm.
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and east near 9 mph or 15 km/h, becoming lighter and variable at times.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 9:50 pm… High at 4:19 am… Low at 10:10 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 11:17 pm… High at 5:26 am… Low at 11:37 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy, with some scattered showers over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Elsewhere, fair to partly cloudy with a few showers.
Light and variable winds will continue across the Lesser Antilles over the next few days.
An upper-level trough will cause some scattered showers over the region during the forecast period.
At 5:00 pm today, the centre of Tropical Depression Fifteen was located near latitude 15.4 north, longitude 44.0 west. The system is moving towards the northwest near 13 mph or 20 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h, with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening is forecast, and the depression is expected to become a tropical storm on Saturday and a hurricane late this weekend or early next week.
On the forecast track the system is expected to pass well northeast of the Lesser Antilles and does not pose a direct threat to our region. However, interest in the northern Leeward Islands should monitor the progress of this system.