6 a.m. September 27, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

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6 a.m. September 27, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

6:00 am Weather Report
Date: 27th September 2019
Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 27 °C or 81 °F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 327°C or 81 ° F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the northeast at 7 mph or 11 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 94.6 mm.

Sunset today: 5:56 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:38 am.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and east near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Fair to occasionally cloudy skies with a few scattered showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 8:24 am… High at 2:52 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 9:51 am… High at 3:59 pm.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 metres.

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

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A weak tropical wave is expected to cause a few cloudy periods with showers over the islands during the next 24 hours. Another tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward at about 12 mph or 19 km/h.

…POWERFUL LORENZO MAINTAINING STRENGTH…
At 5:00 pm today, the eye of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 18.6 north, longitude 42.1 west or about 1122 miles or 2078 kilometres northeast of the Lesser Antilles. Lorenzo is moving toward the north northwest near 14 mph or 22 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the north is expected on Saturday, followed by a turn toward the northeast on Sunday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 145 mph or 230 km/h, with higher gusts.

Lorenzo is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in strength are possible today. Slow weakening is forecast to begin by the weekend. 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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