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12 noon September 28, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

By St. Lucia Met. Services

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12:00 noon weather Report
Date: 28th September 2019
Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is partly cloudy and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 32 °C or 90 °F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25° C or 77 ° F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east southeast at 21 mph or 33 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 13.2 mm. At GFL Charles Airport:11.0 mm
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 107.8 mm. At GFL Charles Airport:169.6 mm

Sunset today: 5:55 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east northeast and east southeast near 16 mph or 26 km/h, becoming lighter at times.

Weather: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy, with a few showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 3:27 pm… Low at 9:17 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 4:34 pm… Low at 10:44 pm.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and northeasterly swells 5 to 7 feet or 1.5 to 2.1 metres.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO HIGH SEA SWELLS.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Partly cloudy skies, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Weak unstable conditions in the wake of a tropical wave will cause a few scattered showers over the region during the forecast period. The presence of Saharan dust in the vicinity will cause a reduction in visibility.

Another tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward at about 15 mph or 24 km/h.

…LORENZO TURNS NORTHWARD, STILL AS A MAJOR HURRICANE…
At 11:00 am today, the centre of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 22.5 north, longitude 44.8 west. Lorenzo is moving toward the north near 10 mph or 17 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue through Sunday morning. A turn to the north northeast is forecast on Sunday, followed by a faster motion toward the northeast beginning Monday or Tuesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 115 mph or 185 km/h with higher gusts. Lorenzo is a category 3 hurricane. Only very gradual weakening is expected during the next few days but Lorenzo is expected to remain a powerful hurricane when it turns northeastward towards the Azores.

Lorenzo is a large hurricane. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 50 miles or 85 km from the centre. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 275 miles or 445 km. Heavy sea swells generated by Lorenzo will affect the Eastern Caribbean region over this weekend. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions.

Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to remain over the Central Atlantic Ocean, well east of the Lesser Antilles during the next five days.

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