Date: 27th September, 2022
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is overcast.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 26°C or 79°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25°C or 77°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is calm.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 33.0 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 26.7 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 127.1 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 203.6 mm.
Sunset today: 5:56 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from the east near 15 mph or 24 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Partly cloudy to cloudy at times with scattered showers, some of which may be heavy and a chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to exercise EXTREME caution.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 4:24 pm…Low at 10:42 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 5:31 pm…Low at 12:09 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 2 to 5 feet or 0.6 to 1.5 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with scattered showers, which may be heavy in some locations, periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms over the Windward Islands and areas further south. Elsewhere, fair to occasionally cloudy skies with a few scattered showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moist and unstable conditions associated with the Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), will continue to affect the Windward Islands and areas further south during the forecast period.
A broad area of low pressure located over the central Tropical Atlantic is moving slowly north-northwestward. This system has a high chance of tropical cyclone formation during the next five days.
A tropical wave is located just off the west coast of Africa and is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
At 11:00 am today, the centre of Hurricane Ian was located near latitude 23.0 north, longitude 83.5 west. Ian is moving toward the north at 10 mph or 17 km/h. Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 115 mph or 185 km/h, with higher gusts.