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Saint Lucians Urged To Expect Showers Over The Next Three Days

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services says moderate rainfall is expected over the Island during the next 72 hours, raising the possibility of flooding in areas prone to such hazards. On Tuesday, Meteorological...

Saint Lucia Meteorological Services Director Says No Surprise In Above Average Storm Forecast

Saint Lucia Meteorological Services Director Andre Joyeux says the 19 named storms forecast for the 2022 hurricane season, five more than average, came as no surprise. Experts at Colorado State University (CSU),...

Caribbean Urged To Brace For La Nina Weather Patterns

CMC:- The Barbados-based Caribbean Climate Outlook Forum (CariCOF) says a persistent La Nina pattern is expected to continue during the core dry season which should drive increasing dry spells across the northwest...

NGP Issues Drought Alert, Says No Food Security Without Water Security

Saint Lucia's National Green Party (NGP) has reiterated concerns about the impact of drought conditions on the national economy this year, asserting that there can be no food security without water...

WASCO Urges Consumers To Store Water As Weather System Approaches

The Water and Sewerage Company Inc (WASCO) has urged its customers to take 'preemptive action' by storing potable water ahead of an impending weather system which forecasters said would affect the...

Hurricane Sam ‘Peaks In Intensity’

Hurricane Sam, a powerful Category 4 storm in the Atlantic Ocean, has 'peaked in intensity' U.S forecasters reported late Sunday. According to the forecasters, Sam is expected to maintain its movement to...

Sam Now A Category 4 Hurricane

USA Today:- Hurricane Sam stormed westward through the Atlantic Basin on Sunday, a powerful Category 4 storm that forecasters were hoping would stay far enough from land to avoid major damage...

Hurricane Sam Strengthens To Category 3 Storm

CNBC:-  Hurricane Sam strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday and is expected to strengthen even more as the weekend progresses. No coastal watches or warnings were...

Hurricane Sam Forecast To Strengthen Rapidly This Weekend

CNN:- Sam started Thursday as a tropical storm, with winds of 35 mph, and ended the day at 70 mph -- a rapid intensification that occurs when a tropical cyclone strengthens by...

Tropical Storm Sam Expected To Become A Hurricane On Friday

Forecasters say Tropical Storm Sam which formed Thursday in the Atlantic Ocean is expected to become a hurricane on Friday before approaching the islands of the Northern Caribbean next week. Tropical...

Thousands In Louisiana Flee Hurricane Ida

BBC News:- Hurricane Ida has made landfall in the US state of Louisiana, with winds of 150mph (240km/h) and a potentially "catastrophic" storm surge, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) says. Thousands of...

NEMO Reports Property Damage, Evacuations After Heavy Rainfall

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) says it has received reports of property damage due to heavy weekend rainfall, resulting in the evacuation of residents whose homes were either partially damaged...

Landslide In Soufriere Forces Traffic Diversion

An early morning landslide on Monday completely blocked the road at Colombette, Soufriere, forcing buses travelling the Castries to Soufriere route to make a diversion through Vieux Fort, an Infrastructure Ministry...

Flood Warning Issued For Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services has issued a flood warning as heavy rainfall accompanied by flashes of lightning and peals of thunder were experienced across Saint Lucia for a second day...

Wet Weekend Forecast For Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Services says Saint Lucia will experience a wet weekend  as a tropical wave continues to affect the Island. The weather system dumped intermittent heavy rainfall accompanied by thunder...

Saint Lucia Experiencing Moderate Dust Haze

Saint Lucia is currently experiencing moderate dust haze according to the Island's Meteorological Services. "We have just had the passage of Tropical Storm Grace which is heading to Haiti, unfortunately, so right...

Pierre Urges Saint Lucians To Be Vigilant Amid Rainy Weather

Prime Minister, Philip J. Pierre, on Saturday urged Saint Lucians to be vigilant amid the current rainy weather and to exercise extreme caution. Pierre, who is the MP for Castries East, disclosed...

Several Caribbean Islands On Tropical Storm Watch

Several Caribbean islands were put on a tropical storm watch on Friday after a tropical depression formed east of the Lesser Antilles. The Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said that the depression...

Saint Lucia Meteorological Services Monitoring Three Tropical Waves

Three tropical waves, one described as being on this country's 'doorstep', are being closely monitored by the Saint Lucia Meteorological Services, which expects that the Island will experience some showers by...

Elsa Strengthens to a Hurricane

NHC (7:45am Update): Surface observations from Barbados indicate that Elsa's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph, and the cyclone is now a hurricane. A special advisory will be...

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