Tropical storm warnings in effect for Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands

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Tropical storm warnings in effect for Puerto Rico, U.S. and British Virgin Islands

6:00 pm Weather Report
Date: 24th September 2019
Forecasters: Webster Gajadhar/Hyacinthia Camille

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy.
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 southeast at 14 mph or 22 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 2:00 pm today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil. At GFL Charles Airport: trace.
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: 5:58 pm.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the south-southeast and southeast near
15 mph or 24 km/h.
Weather: Partly cloudy, becoming cloudy at times with a few scattered showers.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbour: Low at present…High at 12:11 am…Low at 7:00 am.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 6:49 pm…High at 1:18 am…Low at 8:27 am.
Seas: Slight to moderate with waves 3 to 5 feet or 0.9 to 1.5 metres.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Mostly cloudy with scattered moderate to heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms over the Leeward Islands. Elsewhere, fair skies becoming cloudy at times with a few showers.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
Moisture and instability trailing Tropical Storm Karen will continue to cause cloudiness, showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the northern portion of the Lesser Antilles during the next 24 hours.

A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 12 mph or 19 km/h and is expected to affect the region on Friday.

…THE CENTER OF KAREN IS NOW NEAR SOUTHEASTERN PUERTO RICO…
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 18.0 north, longitude 65.8 west or about 35 miles or 55 kilometers southeast of San Juan Puerto Rico. Karen is moving toward the north near 8 mph or 13 km/h, a turn toward the north-northeast with some increase in forward speed is forecast tonight. This motion is expected to continue through Wednesday night. On the forecast track, the center of Karen will pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands during the next few hours and then move over the western Atlantic tonight and
Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 45 mph or 75 km/h, with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next couple of days. Tropical storm warnings are in effect for Puerto Rico as well as the U.S. and British Virgin Islands. Interests elsewhere in the northern Leeward Islands should continue to monitor the progress of Karen.

…LORENZO IS EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TONIGHT OR ON WEDNESDAY…
At 5:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Storm Lorenzo was located near latitude 12.8 north, longitude 31.0 west. Lorenzo is moving toward the west-northwest near 17 mph or 28 km/h, and this general motion is expected to continue through early Thursday. A slower motion toward the northwest is forecast Thursday night and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds remain near 65 mph or 100 km/h, with higher gusts. Strengthening is forecast during the next few days, and Lorenzo is expected to become a hurricane tonight or on Wednesday. This system is expected to remain over the open Atlantic Ocean during the next five days.

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