Category 4 Hurricane Lorenzo to “remain over Central Atlantic Ocean, well east of Lesser Antilles” during next 5 days

By St. Lucia Met. Services

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6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 26th September 2019
Forecaster: Maclean Jn Baptiste

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-northeast at 10 mph or 17 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: 5:56 pm.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east-northeast and east near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Generally fair skies tonight. Fair to occasionally cloudy with a few scattered showers, tomorrow.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:28 pm… High at 2:14 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 8:55 pm… High at 3:21 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 2 to 5 feet or 0.6 to 1.5 metres.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy with a few showers tonight. Occasionally cloudy skies with a few scattered showers, tomorrow.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A tropical wave located a few hundred miles east of the Lesser Antilles is expected to cause a few cloudy periods with showers over the islands tomorrow.

Another tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward at about 12 mph or 19 km/h.

…LORENZO BECOMES A CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE…
At 5:00 pm today, the centre of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 16.5 north, longitude 40.8 west or about 1178 miles or 2182 kilometres east of the Lesser Antilles. Lorenzo is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph or 19 km/h, and this motion is expected to continue tonight. A turn toward the north-northwest is expected on Friday, followed by a turn toward the north on Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 140 mph or 220 km/h, with higher gusts. Additional strengthening is possible tonight, and changes in intensity are expected by Friday and Saturday.

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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