WEATHER REPORT

6:00 AM WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2018

FORECASTER: MACLEAN JN BAPTISTE

 PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY.

PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS CLOUDY WITH LIGHT SHOWERS.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 28 C OR 82 F.

LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 24 C OR 75 F.

WIND AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS BLOWING FROM THE EAST 24 MPH OR 39 KM/H.

RAINFALL IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD THAT ENDED AT 2:00 AM TODAY:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 7.7 MM.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 41.2 MM

SUNSET TODAY: 6:01 PM            SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:53 AM     

 FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST AT ABOUT 21 MPH OR 33 KM/H, WITH

OCCASIONAL GUSTS.

WEATHER: FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY WITH A FEW BRIEF ISOLATED

         SHOWERS.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: LOW AT 7:04 AM…HIGH AT 1:35 PM.

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY:   LOW AT 8:31 AM…HIGH AT 2:42 PM.

SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES 6 TO 8 FEET OR 1.8 TO 2.4 METRES.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO BRISK WINDS, REDUCED VISIBILITY AND ROUGH SEAS.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY WITH A FEW SHOWERS.

 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

A LARGE PLUME OF SAHARAN DUST WILL CONTINUE TO REDUCE VISIBILITY AND SHOWER

ACTIVITY ACROSS THE LESSER ANTILLES FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

A WESTWARD MOVING TROPICAL WAVE IS PRODUCING A SMALL BUT CONCENTRATED AREA

OF THUNDERSTORMS ABOUT 850 MILES EAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS. SOME ADDITIONAL

DEVELOPMENT IS POSSIBLE TODAY BEFORE UPPER-LEVEL WINDS BECOME UNFAVORABLE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION STARTING FROM TONIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

ANOTHER TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE FAR EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC IS MOVING

WESTWARD AT 12 MPH OR 19 KM/H.

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