6 p.m. September 25, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

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6 p.m. September 25, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 25th September 2019
Forecasters: Vigil Saltibus / Lemuel O’Shaughnessy

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair..
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 29 °C or 84 °F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 32 °C or 90 ° F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east-southeast at 12 mph or 19 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil. At GFL Charles Airport: nil.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 94.6 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 158.6 mm.
Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am. Sunset tomorrow: 5:57 pm.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the southeast and east near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Generally fair skies with a few brief showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 6:29 pm…High at 1:16 am…Low at 7:44 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 7:56 pm…High at 2:23 am…Low at 9:11 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 2 to 4 feet or 0.6 to 1.2 metres.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A drier and more stable atmosphere is expected over the Eastern Caribbean ahead of an approaching tropical wave located over the Central Tropical Atlantic. The wave is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h and is expected to affect the region from Friday.

At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 22.9 north, longitude 64.3 west or about 330 miles or 535 kilometers north-northeast of San Juan Puerto Rico. Karen is moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph or 22 km/h.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Some strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. Karen is expected to remain over the northwest Atlantic Ocean during the next few days.

…LORENZO CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN…
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 14.5 north, longitude 36.9 west. Lorenzo is moving toward the west-northwest near 18 mph or 30 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue through Thursday. A turn toward the northwest is expected by Thursday night.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 90 mph or 150 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days, and Lorenzo is expected to become a major hurricane on Thursday.

This system is expected to remain over the central Atlantic Ocean during the next five days.

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