Valid from: 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2021

Synopsis: A high pressure system is the dominant feature

Forecast for Tonight and Tomorrow:

Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy and hazy with a few showers

Wind: East north easterly to Easterly @ 10 to 30 km/h

Sea Conditions: Slight to moderate in open water

Waves: 1.0 to 1.5 meters or 3.0 to 5.0 feet.

Warning/Advisory: None at this time

Sunrise: 5:53 AM

Sunset: 6:06 PM

Low Tide: 7:34 AM and 6:28 PM

High Tide: 2:02 PM

Weather Outlook for Dominica and the Lesser Antilles

Valid from: 6:00 PM on Thursday, September 16, 2021

A high pressure system is expected to be dominant across the area during the next 24 hours. Pulses of low-level moisture are expected to result in periods of cloudiness with brief showers across the island, mainly during the late night to morning period.

On Saturday, a surface to low-level trough is expected to produce scattered showers across the islands followed by a tropical wave from late Saturday into Sunday. 

A dust plume is expected to affect the region into the weekend. People with respiratory sensitivities should take all precautions to avoid complications.

Meanwhile, a strong tropical wave in the central Atlantic has a high chance of becoming a tropical depression on its approach to the Lesser Antilles by the weekend. Currently, the system is projected to move north westward, passing just north of the Lesser Antilles early next week. The Met Service will continue to monitor the progress of this system.

Slight to moderate seas are anticipated during the next 24 to 48 hours, with waves peaking to 5.0ft. Swells up to 8.0ft are expected along the eastern coastline from late Sunday into Monday.