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Severe Weather Warning for New Providence
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Aug 11, 2020 - 1:30:46 PM

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SEVERE WEATHER WARNING UPDATE

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 1:00 PM EDT UNTIL 3:00 PM TUESDAY 11TH AUGUST 2020.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NEW PROVIDENCE AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 12:58 PM OBSERVATION, LIGHTNING DETECTOR, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUED TO DEPICT A LINE OF SHOWERS WITH EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A MID TO LOW LEVEL TROUGH MOVING SOUTHWESTWARDS TOWARDS AND ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THESE EVENTS.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

 

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTERS: IAN V. MCKENZIE/ M. BUTLER
ISSUED: 11/08/2020 @ 12:58 PM

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