WEATHER REPORT

12:00 PM WEATHER REPORT
DATE: 20TH SEPTEMBER, 2018
FORECASTER: EMMANUEL DESCARTES
 
PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY.
PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY.
PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 31 C OR 88 F.
LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 24 C OR 75 F.
WIND AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS BLOWING FROM THE EAST 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H.
 
RAINFALL IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD THAT ENDED AT 8:00 AM TODAY:
AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 5.1 MM. AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT:5.9 MM     
TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER:
AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 41.2 MM   AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT:117.5     
 
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: HIGH AT 1:35 PM….LOW AT 6:28 PM.
TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY:  HIGH AT 2:42 PM….LOW AT 7:55 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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