12 noon Saint Lucia weather report

12:00 NOON WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 09TH OCTOBER, 2018

FORECASTER: ANDRE JOYEUX

PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS CLOUDY.

PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS CLOUDY.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 30 C OR 86 F.

LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 27 C OR 81 F.

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 8:00 AM TODAY:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 9.5 MM.       AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: 1.0 MM.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF OCTOBER SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 47.4 MM.      AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: 59.5 MM.

SUNSET TODAY: 5:48 PM.

SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:54 AM.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST AT ABOUT 15 MPH OR 24 KM/H, BECOMING LIGHTER AT TIMES.

WEATHER: FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: HIGH AT 3:43 PM… LOW AT 9:53 PM.

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY:  HIGH AT 4:50 PM… LOW AT 11:20 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 WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

THE ATMOSPHERE OVER THE REGION IS SLOWLY DRYING OUT AND WILL PRODUCE SOME FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES.

A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE CENTRAL TROPICAL ATLANTIC IS MOVING WESTWARD AT ABOUT 15 MPH OR 24 KM/H.  THIS WAVE IS EXPECTED TO AFFECT THE REGION FROM THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.

…TROPICAL DEPRESSION FIFTEEN BECOMES TROPICAL STORM NADINE…

AT 11:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM NADINE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.5 NORTH, LONGITUDE 30.0 WEST. THE STORM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST NEAR 09 MPH OR 15 KM/H.  A TURN TO THE NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED TONIGHT AND THAT GENERAL MOTION SHOULD CONTINUE ON WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 40 MPH OR 65 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  SOME STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. THIS SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED TO POSE A THREAT TO SAINT LUCIA OR THE LESSER ANTILLES.

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