Date: 25th September, 2023
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29°C or 84°F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 32°C or 90°F.
Relative humidity at Hewanorra Airport is 80 %.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 17 mph or 28 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 1.5 mm At GFL Charles: 8.6 mm
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 64.0 mm At GFL Charles: 61.3 mm
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am Sunset tomorrow: 5:57 pm
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and northeast near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
Weather: Fair and hazy skies, becoming cloudy at times with a few light showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at present…High at 12:37 am…Low at 7:23 am
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 7:09 pm…High at 01:44 am…Low at 8:50 am
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 some scattered showers over the northern Windward and Leeward Islands. Further south, fair to occasionally cloudy skies with a few showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Light to moderate east-northeasterly winds will continue across the Lesser Antilles during the forecast period.
Moist and unstable conditions will cause occasional cloudiness, with scattered showers over the central and northern portions of the Eastern Caribbean during the forecast period.
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Philippe was located near latitude 17.3 degrees north, longitude 46.7 degrees west or 1080 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands. Philippe is moving toward the west near 15 mph or 24 km/h. A turn to the west-northwest is expected by tonight and a northwestward motion is forecast to occur in a couple of days.
Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days. 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 15 mph or 24 km/h. This wave has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next seven days.