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St Helena is a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, one of the safest and most remote islands in the world boasting a pristine terrestrial and marine environment


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Detailed Met Office Weather Forecast

St Helena PWS Forecast 17 May 2024

General Weather Forecast
St Helena
9:10 pm, May 18, 2024
weather icon 22°C
clear sky
Humidity 82 %
Pressure 1018 mb
Wind 21 mph SE
Wind Gust: 24 mph
UV Index: 0
Precipitation: 0 inch
Sunrise: 6:39 am
Sunset: 5:59 pm
Daily ForecastHourly Forecast
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22° / 23°°C 0 inch 0% 24 mph 81 % 1018 mb 0 mm/h
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22° / 22°°C 0 inch 0% 20 mph 80 % 1017 mb 0 mm/h
Mon May 20
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22° / 22°°C 0 inch 0% 17 mph 78 % 1017 mb 0 mm/h


St Helena Government’s (SHG) Vision is to make St Helena a great place to live, learn, work, visit and invest. Our mission to improve the lives of all within our community and help the Island thrive,  is the responsibility of  five portfolios and a Central Support Service :

The Central Support Service is involved in all aspects of St Helena Government and underpins, leads and empowers operational delivery and strategic direction.

The Education, Skills and Employment Portfolio strives to provide an inclusive world-class education system with varied and flexible pathways for all to achieve which embraces St Helena’s culture and is tailored to its needs and future development.

Environment, Natural Resources & Planning’s Portfolio responsibilities include environment, agriculture, fisheries, forestry and planning and building control who all work towards protecting and enhancing our natural environment by committing to sustainable and accountable growth of our natural capital.

The Health and Social Care Portfolio  has overall responsibility for the Island’s health care through key services including Medical, nursing and community care services, Pharmacy, Laboratory services and Dental Services and Social Care.

The Safety, Security and Home Affairs Police Portfolio provides safety and security to St Helena and those who live, work and visit the Island.

The Treasury, Infrastructure and Sustainable Development Portfolio incorporates Corporate Finance and Company Registry.  The Portfolio also comprises Infrastructure and Transport.  The Sustainable Development team is responsible for Civil Aviation, Export, Trade and Investment and Marketing to deliver the Island’s economic/sustainable development activities.