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6:00 a.m. Saint Lucia weather report

By Saint Lucia Met Services

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6:00 AM WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 08TH JULY, 2018

FORECASTER: AVLON CHARLERY

PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS NEARBY.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 26 C OR 79 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 21 MPH OR 33 KM/H.

RAINFALL IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD THAT ENDED AT 2:00 AM TODAY:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 5.4 MM

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 20.9 MM

SUNSET TODAY: 6:36 PM SUNRISE

TOMORROW: 5:42 AM

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM BETWEEN THE EAST AND EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 25 MPH OR 41 KM/H, WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS.

TONIGHT, A SHIFT TO THE SOUTHEAST NEAR 32 MPH OR 52 KM/H WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS IS EXPECTED.

WEATHER: THIS MORNING, PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY SKIES WITH OCCASIONAL SHOWERS.

GENERALLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS EXPECTED FROM TONIGHT.

PERSONS LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS.

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

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: HIGH AT 12:13 PM… LOW AT 5:01 PM

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY: HIGH AT 01:20 PM… LOW AT 6:28 PM

SEAS: LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES 6 TO 9 FEET OR 1.8 TO 2.7 METRES.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND LOCAL FISHERMEN ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION, WHEN VENTURING OUT OF PORT.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

OVER THE SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS, PARTLY CLOUDY TO OCCASIONALLY CLOUDY SKIES, WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS AND SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS.

OVER THE NORTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS AND LEEWARD ISLANDS, CLOUDY TO OVERCAST SKIES WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

…TROPICAL STORM WATCH DISCONTINUED FOR ST. LUCIA…

AT 5:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTRE OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL WAS NEAR LATITUDE 13.7 NORTH, LONGITUDE 56.0 WEST, OR 270 MILES OR 430 KM EAST OF SAINT LUCIA.

BERYL IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST NORTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH OR 31 KM/H. ON THE FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE OF BERYL IS EXPECTED TO APPROACH THE ISLAND CHAIN TODAY, AND PASS NEAR DOMINICA, TONIGHT.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 45 MPH OR 75 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

GRADUAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 45 MILES (75 KM) FROM THE CENTER.

ALTHOUGH THE CENTER OF THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO PASS NORTH OF SAINT LUCIA, MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL, THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY WINDS ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER BANDS OF BERYL ARE EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 12 TO 24 HOURS.

TWO TROPICAL WAVES, ONE OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC AND THE SECOND, JUST OFF THE WEST AFRICAN COAST, ARE MOVING WESTWARD AT ABOUT 17 MPH OR 28 KM/H.

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