6 p.m. September 28, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

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6 p.m. September 28, 2019 Saint Lucia weather update

6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 28th September, 2019
Forecaster: E. Francis

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 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 at 10 mph or 17 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 13.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 12.2 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 108.1 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 172.5 mm.

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

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and southeast near 13 mph or 20 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy, 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 09:17 pm… High at 3:59 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 10:44 pm… High at 5:06 am.
Seas: Locally rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly swells 6 to 8 feet or 1.8 to 2.4 metres.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH SEAS.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair skies, becoming cloudy at times with some scattered showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Weak unstable conditions in the wake of a tropical wave will cause occasional showers over the region during the forecast period. The presence of Saharan dust across the Lesser Antilles 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.

At 5:00 pm today, the centre of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 23.3 north, longitude 45.0 west. Lorenzo is moving toward the north near 10 mph or 17 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue through tonight.

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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