12:00 noon Saint Lucia weather report

By Saint Lucia Met. Services

12:00 NOON WEATHER REPORT
DATE: 06TH JULY, 2018
FORECASTER: WEBSTER GAJADHAR

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 30 C OR 86 F.

LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 26 C OR 79 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: 0.4 MM. AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: TRACE.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 11.9 MM. AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: 39.5 MM.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:36 PM
SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:41 AM.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST NEAR 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H, WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS.
WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY, BECOMING CLOUDY AT TIMES WITH SOME  SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: LOW AT 3:19 PM…HIGH AT 10:03 PM.
TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY: LOW AT 4:46 PM…HIGH AT 11:10 PM.
SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET OR 1.5 TO 2.1 METRES.

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

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY, BECOMING CLOUDY AT TIMES WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE LEEWARD AND NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS. FURTHER SOUTH, MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

MODERATE TO BRISK EASTERLY WINDS, ROUGH SEAS AND HAZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AROUND THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN DURING THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

A WEAK TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED JUST EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES IS MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H. THIS WAVE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE CLOUDINESS, SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE SOUTHERN PORTION OF THE REGION DURING THE NEXT 24 HOURS.

…. BERYL CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN AND IS NOW FORECAST TO STILL BE A HURRICANE AS IT APPROACHES THE LESSER ANTILLES…

AT 11:00 AM TODAY, THE EYE OF HURRICANE BERYL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.7 NORTH, LONGITUDE 46.5 WEST OR ABOUT 1000 MILES OR 1610 KM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LUCIA.

BERYL IS MOVING TOWARDS THE WEST NEAR 15 MPH OR 24 KM/H.

A FASTER WESTWARD TO WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE WEEKEND AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE OF BERYL WILL APPROACH THE LESSER ANTILLES OVER THE WEEKEND AND CROSS THE ISLAND CHAIN LATE SUNDAY OR EARLY MONDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 80 MPH OR 130 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS, AND BERYL IS EXPECTED TO STILL BE A HURRICANE WHEN IT REACHES THE LESSER ANTILLES LATE SUNDAY OR EARLY MONDAY.

INTERESTS IN SAINT LUCIA AND THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF BERYL, AS HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WATCHES COULD BE NEEDED FOR SOME OF THE ISLANDS BY TONIGHT.

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