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Bahamas Marine Forecast - Dec. 20th
By Bahamas Department Of Meteorology
Dec 20, 2019 - 12:40:46 PM

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BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM FRIDAY 20TH DECEMBER 2019 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1530UTC.

WARNINGS: HAZARDOUS BEACHING AND BOATING CONDITIONS PERSISTING THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND. SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REFRAIN FROM SWIMMING. MOTORISTS SHOULD ALSO EXERCISE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING ALONG COASTAL ROADS DUE TO SEA SPRAY AND SAND. BOATERS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY IN THE VICINITY OF THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THAT AREA WHILE A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT FRESH TO STRONG WINDS THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND.

 

NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT.

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 8 TO 12 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.   

WEATHER: WINDY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING THROUGH TONIGHT.

 

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY:  A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT DUE TO SWELLS.

WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS.        

WEATHER: WINDY WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WITH SOME BECOMING HEAVY TO SEVERE AT TIMES THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.

 
MOONSET:         1:26 PM              

MOONRISE:        2:08 AM SAT.   

 
HIGH TIDE:         2:32 PM                &             3:18 AM SAT.

LOW TIDE:           8:56 PM                &             9:39 AM SAT.

 
FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE/rs


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