Date: 24th September, 2023
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy with showers nearby.
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 71 %.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-northeast at 16 mph or 26 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 9.8 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 0.8 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 56.3 mm At GFL Charles Airport: 49.9 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 and east-northeast near 15 mph or 24 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 12:45 pm…Low at 4:19 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 01:52 pm…Low at 5:46 pm.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times with scattered light to moderate showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Unstable conditions in the atmosphere over the Eastern Caribbean, will continue to cause occasional cloudiness, scattered showers and possibly isolated thunderstorms, over the islands during the forecast period.
At 11:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm Philippe was located near latitude 16.2 degrees north, longitude 41.7 degrees west. Philippe is moving toward the west near 12 mph or 19 km/h and a motion toward the west or west-northwest is forecast for the next few days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph or 85 km/h, with higher gusts. Philippe is expected to remain over the open water and poses no direct threat to our region.
A tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h.