Date: 16th September, 2023
Forecaster: Webster Gajadhar
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 32°C or 90°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25°C or 77°F.
Relative humidity at Hewanorra Airport is 68%.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-southeast at 14 mph or 22 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: trace. At GFL Charles Airport: 1.9 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 31.7 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 33.8 mm.
Sunset today: 6:04 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:52 am.
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and east near 10 mph or 17 km/h, becoming lighter and variable or calm at times.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 4:25 pm…Low at 10:27 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 5:32 pm…Low at 11:54 pm.
Seas: Slight with waves 2 to 4 feet or 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
Fair to occasionally cloudy, with some scattered showers over the Leeward and northern Windward Islands. Further south, fair to partly cloudy with brief isolated showers.
Light and variable winds will continue across the Lesser Antilles over the next few days.
Weak unstable conditions associated with a trough system, will cause some showers to develop mainly over the northern portion of the region, during the forecast period.
At 11:00 am today, the centre of Tropical Depression Fifteen was located near latitude 19.7 north, longitude 46.2 west. The depression is moving towards the north-northwest near 18 mph or 30 km/h. Maximum sustained winds are near 35 mph or 55 km/h, with higher gusts. The system is expected to become a tropical storm later today and a hurricane early next week, but is not expected to pose a threat to our region.
A tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantis is moving westward near 10 mph or 17 km/h.