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TS Karen to move away from Windward Islands today — 12 noon September 22, 2019 Saint Lucia weather report

By St. Lucia Met. Services

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12:00 noon Weather Report
Date: 22nd September 2019
Forecaster: Emmanuel Descartes

Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is cloudy and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy with showers.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 30 °C or 86 °F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 25 °C or 77 ° F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the southeast at 21 mph or 33 km/h.

Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: 18.0 mm. At GFL Charles Airport:47.5 mm
Total rainfall for the month of September so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 90.9 mm. At GFL Charles Airport:150.3 mm

Sunset tomorrow: 6:00 pm. Sunrise tomorrow: 5:53 am.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east and southeast near 30 mph or 48 km/h, with occasional strong gusts. Weather: Generally cloudy with scattered moderate to heavy showers, 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: low at 2:37 pm… High at 9:29 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay: Low at 4:04 pm… High at 10:36 pm.
Seas: Moderate to locally rough with waves and northeasterly swells 6 to 10 feet or 1.8 to 3.05 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
Generally cloudy to overcast with gusty winds, scattered showers and thunderstorms more concentrated around the Windward Islands.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
…Karen bringing gusty winds and heavy rainfall to portions of the southern Windward Island… A tropical storm warning remains in effect for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and its dependencies, Trinidad and Tobago.

At 11:00 am today the center of Tropical Storm Karen was located near latitude 12.5 north, longitude 61.7 west or about 65 miles or 105 kilometers south-southwest of St Vincent or 30 miles or 45 Kilometers north of Grenada.

Karen is moving toward west-northwest or 285 degrees at about 13 mph or 20 km/h and this general motion is expected to continue today. A turn toward the northwest is forecast to occur on Monday, followed by a turn to the north on Tuesday. On the forecast track, the center Karen will move away from the Windward Islands today and then across the eastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Monday. On Tuesday, Karen is expected to approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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

Saint Lucia is expected to continue experiencing strong gusty winds, moderate to heavy showers and a few thunderstorms over the next 12 to 24 hours.

Another tropical wave located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 20 mph or 32 km/h.

A third strong tropical wave is located along the west coast of Africa and it is showing some signs of organization. Environmental conditions are conducive for further development and a tropical depression or tropical storm is expected to form later today or tonight as it moves generally westward across the Eastern Tropical Atlantic about 18 mph or 29 km/h.

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