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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 05 December 2023

General Weather Forecast
St Helena
3:58 pm, December 7, 2023
temperature icon 22°C
Feels like 21.89 °C overcast clouds
Wind gusts: 18 mph SE
UV Index: 3.06
Precipitation: 0 inch
Sunrise: 5:43 am
Sunset: 6:45 pm
Humidity 80 %
Pressure1016 mb
Wind 16 mph
Thu Dec 07
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21° / 22°C0 inch19 mph82 %1018 mb
Fri Dec 08
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21° / 21°C0 inch22 mph76 %1017 mb
Sat Dec 09
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21° / 22°C0.02 inch17 mph76 %1016 mb


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.