Karen weakening again as Hurricane Lorenzo turns northwestward

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Karen weakening again as Hurricane Lorenzo turns northwestward
6:00 am Weather Report 
Date: 26th September 2019
Forecaster: E. Francis 
Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is fair.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 25 °C or 77 °F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25 °C or 77 ° F..
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is calm.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 94.6 mm.
Sunset today: 5:57 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east southeast and northeast near 12 mph or 19 km/h, becoming lighter at times.
Weather: Generally fair skies with a few brief showers.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at 7:44 am…High at 2:17 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay:   Low at 9:11 am…High at 3:24 pm.
Seas: Slight with waves 2 to 4 feet or 0.6 to 1.2 metres.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy skies with a few scattered showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A drier and more stable atmosphere is expected over the Eastern Caribbean ahead of an approaching tropical wave, located over the Central Tropical Atlantic. The wave is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h and is expected to affect the region from Friday.
…KAREN BARELY A TROPICAL STORM…
At 5:00 am today, the centre of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 25.5 north, longitude 63.5 west or about 520 miles or 835 kilometres north-northeast of San Juan Puerto Rico. Karen is moving toward the north-northeast near 15 mph or 24 km/h.
Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h, with higher gusts. Little change in strength is forecast during the next few days. Karen is expected to remain over the northwest Atlantic Ocean during the next few days.
…LORENZO TO TURN NORTHWESTWARD AND STRENGTHEN TODAY…
At 5:00 am today, the centre of Hurricane Lorenzo was located near latitude 15.1 north, longitude 39.3 west. Lorenzo is moving toward the west-northwest near 15 mph or 24 km/h. Lorenzo is forecast to turn toward the northwest and begin moving at a slightly slower speed later today. A turn toward the north is then anticipated on Saturday.
Maximum sustained winds are near 100 mph or 155 km/h, with higher gusts. Steady strengthening is forecast and Lorenzo is forecast to become a major hurricane later today or early on Friday.
Hurricane Lorenzo is expected to remain over the central Atlantic Ocean during the next five days.
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