6:00 a.m. Saint Lucia weather report

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6:00 a.m. Saint Lucia weather report

6:00 AM WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 06TH JULY, 2018

FORECASTER: VIGIL SALTIBUS

 

PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS CLOUDY AND HAZY.

PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS CLOUDY.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 27 C OR 81 F.

LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 27 C OR 81 F.

WIND AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS BLOWING FROM THE EAST AT 24 MPH OR 39 KM/H.

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

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 1.3 MM.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 11.5 MM.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:35 PM

SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:41 AM.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM THE EAST NEAR 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS.

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY BECOMING CLOUDY AT TIMES WITH SOME BRIEF SCATTERED SHOWERS.

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

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: HIGH AT 09:23 AM….LOW AT 3:19 PM.

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY: HIGH AT 10:30 AM….LOW AT 4:46 PM.

SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET OR 1.5 TO 2.1 METRES.

SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND SEA BATHERS ARE ADVISED TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO BRISK WINDS, ROUGH SEAS AND REDUCED VISIBILITY.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

PARTLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY BECOMING CLOUDY AT TIMES WITH SOME BRIEF SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

MODERATE TO BRISK EASTERLY WINDS, ROUGH SEAS AND HAZY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE AROUND THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

A WEAK TROPICAL WAVE A FEW HUNDRED MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES IS MOVING WESTWARD NEAR 17 MPH OR 28 KM/H. THIS WAVE IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE OCCASIONALLY CLOUDY SKIES AND SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS OVER THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN WINDWARD ISLANDS TODAY.

…. BERYL BECOMES THE FIRST HURRICANE OF THE 2018 ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON…

AT 5:00 AM TODAY, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE BERYL WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 10.6 NORTH, LONGITUDE 45.1 WEST OR ABOUT 1098 MILES OR 1767 KM EAST-SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LUCIA.

BERYL IS MOVING TOWARDS THE WEST NEAR 14 MPH OR 22 KM/H.

A FASTER WEST-NORTHWESTWARD MOTION IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

ON THIS FORECAST TRACK, THE CENTRE OF BERYL WILL REMAIN EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES THROUGH EARLY SUNDAY.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS HAVE INCREASED TO 75 MPH OR 120 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

SOME ADDITIONAL STRENGTHENING IS FORECAST TODAY.

BERYL IS FORECAST TO QUICKLY WEAKEN BY LATE SATURDAY AND BECOME A TROPICAL STORM OR DEGENERATE INTO A STRONG OPEN TROUGH NEAR THE LESSER ANTILLES LATE SUNDAY OR MONDAY.

INTERESTS IN SAINT LUCIA AND THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM.

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