12:00 noon Saint Lucia weather report

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12:00 noon Saint Lucia weather report

12:00 NOON WEATHER REPORT

DATE: 07TH JULY, 2018

FORECASTER: VIGIL SALTIBUS

PRESENT WEATHER AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY.

PRESENT WEATHER AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT IS FAIR AND HAZY.

PRESENT TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS 31 C OR 88 F.

LAST NIGHT’S MINIMUM TEMPERATURE AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT WAS 26 C OR 79 F.

WIND AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT IS BLOWING FROM THE EAST AT 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H.

RAINFALL IN THE 24 HOUR PERIOD THAT ENDED AT 2:00 AM TODAY:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 3.6 MM AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: 4.0 MM.

TOTAL RAINFALL FOR THE MONTH OF JULY SO FAR:

AT HEWANORRA AIRPORT: 15.5 MM AT GFL CHARLES AIRPORT: 43.5 MM.

SUNSET TODAY: 6:36 PM

SUNRISE TOMORROW: 5:41 AM.

FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS

WINDS WILL BE BLOWING FROM BETWEEN THE AND EAST-NORTHEAST NEAR 23 MPH OR 37 KM/H, WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS.

WEATHER: FAIR, HAZY AND BREEZY BECOMING OCCASIONALLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW SHOWERS.

HEAVY RAINFALL IS EXPECTED DURING THE PASSAGE OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL AND PERSONS LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING AND LANDSLIDES SHOULD TAKE ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS AGAINST THESE HAZARDS FROM SUNDAY.

MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA

TIDES FOR CASTRIES HARBOUR: LOW AT 4:09 PM…HIGH AT 10:52 PM.

TIDES FOR VIEUX FORT BAY: HIGH AT PRESENT…LOW AT 5:36 PM,

HIGH AGAIN AT 11:59 PM.

SEAS: MODERATE TO LOCALLY ROUGH WITH WAVES 5 TO 7 FEET OR 1.5 TO 2.1 METRES.

SEAS ARE FORECAST TO BE LOCALLY ROUGH AND SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS AND LOCAL FISHERMEN ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO REMAIN IN PORT TOMORROW, SUNDAY. RESIDENTS ARE ALSO ADVISED TO STAY AWAY FROM COASTAL AREAS.

FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES

PARTLY CLOUDY TO OCCASIONALLY CLOUDY, HAZY AND BREEZY WITH SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK

TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR ST. LUCIA.

AT 11:00 A.M. TODAY, CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM BERYL IS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 12.1 NORTH, LONGITUDE 51.1 WEST OR 679 MILES OR 1092 KM EAST SOUTHEAST OF SAINT LUCIA.

THE SYSTEM IS MOVING TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST (295 DEGREES) NEAR 14 MPH OR 22 KM/H.

ON THIS PROJECTED PATH, THE CENTER OF THE SYSTEM IS SET TO PASS NORTH OF SAINT LUCIA NEAR MARTINIQUE ON LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.

A WEST-NORTHWEST MOTION WITH INCREASED FORWARD SPEED IS EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS.

MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 65 MPH OR 100 KM/H WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

ADDITIONAL WEAKENING IS FORECAST DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS. TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 35 MILES (55 KM) FROM THE CENTER.

INTERESTS ELSEWHERE IN THE LESSER ANTILLES SHOULD CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF BERYL, AS ADDITIONAL WATCHES COULD BE REQUIRED FOR OTHER ISLANDS LATER TODAY.

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