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Tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada – 6 p.m. September 22, 2018 Saint Lucia weather update

By St. Lucia Met. Services

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6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 22nd September 2019
Forecaster: E. Francis

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 28 °C or 82 °F.
Today’s maximum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 30 °C or 86 ° F..
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the south at 24 mph or 39 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 19.5 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 50.6 mm.
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 92.4 mm. At GFL Charles Airport: 153.4 mm.

Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am. Sunset tomorrow: 5:59 pm.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the southeast and south near 26 mph or 43 km/h, with occasional strong gusts.
Weather: cloudy with scattered moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain, isolated thunderstorms, and gusty winds.

Residents and motorists in areas prone to flooding and landslides are advised to continue to be vigilant and exercise caution.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: High at 09:29 pm…Low at 5:05 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: High at 10:36 pm…Low at 6:33 am.
Seas: Rough with waves and northeasterly to easterly swells 7 to 12 feet or 2.1 to 3.7 metres.

Small craft operators and sea bathers are advised to exercise EXTREME caution due to brisk winds and rough seas.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Cloudy to overcast with gusty winds, scattered moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and thunderstorms.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
A tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada and its dependencies.

At 5:00 pm today the centre of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 12.9 north, longitude 62.7 west or about 85 miles or 140 kilometers northwest of Grenada.

Karen is moving toward west-northwest or 295 degrees at about 13 mph or 20 km/h. A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur later tonight or on Monday, followed by a turn toward the north on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the centre of Karen will continue to move away from the Windward Islands this evening and then move across the eastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Monday. On Tuesday, Karen is expected to pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Maximum sustained winds are near 40 mph or 65 km/h and little change in strength is expected during the next 48 hours.

Saint Lucia is expected to continue experiencing strong gusty winds, moderate to heavy showers, periods of rain and a few thunderstorms during the forecast period.

A tropical wave located over the eastern tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 15 mph or 24 km/h.

A strong tropical wave is located over the far eastern tropical Atlantic. The associated thunderstorm activity continues to show signs of organization, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form tonight while the system moves generally westward over the eastern tropical Atlantic at 15 to 20 mph.

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