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12 NOON WEATHER UPDATE

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Present weather at Hewanorra Airport is fair and hazy.
Present weather at GFL Charles Airport is cloudy and hazy.
Present temperature at Hewanorra Airport is 31°C or 88°F.
Last night’s minimum temperature at Hewanorra Airport was 27°C or 81°F.
Wind at Hewanorra Airport is blowing from the east at 24 mph or 39 km/h.
Rainfall in the 24-hour period that ended at 8:00 am today:
At Hewanorra Airport: nil.       At GFL Charles Airport:  trace.
Total rainfall for the month of June so far:
At Hewanorra Airport: 27.1 mm.   At GFL Charles Airport: 58.2 mm.
Sunset today: 6:33 pm  Sunrise tomorrow: 5:36 am.
FORECAST FOR SAINT LUCIA VALID FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS
Winds will be blowing from between the east northeast and east near
22 mph or 35 km/h, with occasional gusts.
Weather: Fair to partly cloudy and hazy with a few brief showers.
Persons with respiratory ailments and dust allergies are advised to exercise
caution due to poor air quality.
MARINE FORECAST FOR SEAS IN A 25 MILE OR 40 KM RADIUS FROM SAINT LUCIA
Tides for Castries Harbor: Low at 1:27 pm…High at 8:16 pm.
Tides for Vieux Fort Bay:   Low at 2:54 pm…High at 9:23 pm.
Seas: Moderate with waves 4 to 6 feet or 1.2 to 1.8 meters.
Small craft operators are advised to exercise caution due to brisk winds and reduced visibility.
FORECAST FOR THE LESSER ANTILLES
Fair to partly cloudy and hazy with a few brief showers.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK
The Atlantic High Pressure System continues to generate moderate to brisk easterly winds across the Eastern Caribbean region during the next few days.
Patches of low level clouds drifting along this wind flow will cause a few brief showers over our region during the forecast period.
A plume of Saharan dust haze will continue to cause a reduction in visibility and air quality over our region, during the next 24 hours.
A tropical wave located over the central tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 21 mph or 33 km/h. This wave is expected to affect the Lesser Antilles from late Wednesday into Thursday.
Another tropical wave together with a low pressure center, located over the eastern Tropical Atlantic is moving westward near 21 mph or 33 km/h. This system has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next five days.
The alert level at the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent remains at Orange.
Interests in Saint Lucia and the South-Eastern Caribbean region are advised to
continue monitoring official sources for updates.
GVD
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