6:00 a.m. Saint Lucia weather report

By St Lucia Met

6:00 AM WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 17TH AUGUST, 2018

FORECASTER: VIGIL SALTIBUS

PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS CLOUDY.

PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS CLOUDY AND HAZY.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 27 C OR 81 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 2:00 AM TODAY:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 2.8 MM.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF AUGUST SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 32.7 MM.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:24 PM

SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:51 AM.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM BETWEEN THE EAST AND EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 20 MPH OR 31 KM/H.

WEATHER: OCCASIONALLY CLOUDY SKIES WITH SOME SCATTERED LIGHT TO MODERATE SHOWERS TODAY.

AN INCREASE IN CLOUDINESS WITH LOCALLY HEAVY SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IS EXPECTED TOMORROW.

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

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: HIGH AT 8:31 AM…LOW AT 1:57 PM.

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY: HIGH AT 9:38 AM…LOW AT 3:24 PM.

SEAS: MODERATE WITH WAVES 4 TO 6 FEET OR 1.2 TO 1.8 METRES.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES BECOMING CLOUDY AT TIMES WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY IN THE WAKE OF A TROPICAL WAVE WILL CONTINUE TO PRODUCE CLOUDINESS AND SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER THE REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD.

A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED ABOUT 500 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF THE WINDWARD ISLANDS, IS MOVING WEST-NORTHWESTWARD AT 15 TO 20 MPH. THIS WAVE IS ASSOCIATED WITH AN AREA OF DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AND SOME GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THIS SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED TO DEVELOP INTO A TROPICAL CYCLONE AS IT STARTS TO AFFECT THE REGION FROM SATURDAY.

A SECOND TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED OVER THE FAR EASTERN TROPICAL ATLANTIC IS MOVING WESTWARD AT ABOUT 17 MPH OR 28 KM/H.

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