||Last Updated: Sep 20, 2017 - 9:37:52 AM
This is the
Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Wednesday 20th September 2017 issued by the Bahamas department of meteorology at
General situation: A mid to
upper level trough remains across the Northwest Bahamas enhancing convective activity mainly across the Northwest and Central islands through tonight.
Special warnings: A hurricane watch remains in effect for the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Mariners should be alert for the potential of waterspouts
along with moderate to large ocean swells... Beachgoers should remain
alert for the risk of rip
currents especially along the Northern and Eastern shorelines...
Northwest and Central Bahamas
Weather: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight
Advisory: Boaters should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms.
Winds: light and variable at 10 knots or less
Seas: 1 to 3 feet but up to 9 feet in moderate to large Northeasterly swells.
Weather: Partly cloudy and hot with isolated showers or thunderstorms
becoming cloudy and warm with scattered showers and isolated
thunderstorms by tonight, some could become heavy at times.
Advisory: A hurricane watch remains in effect, boaters should seek safe
harbour for their vessels
Winds: Light and variable at first becoming easterly at 15 to 20 knots by evening
Seas: 4 to 6 feet but up to 8 feet in Northeasterly and Easterly swells
Daytime high temperature 91 °f 33 °c
Overnight low temperature 78 °f 26 °c
Sunrise: 6:58am sunset: 7:09pm
Moonrise: 7:15am moonset: 7:43pm
High tide: 8:31am & 8:51pm
Low tide: 2:46pm & 3:08am Thu
Extended forecast: (For the next two days) a hurricane or tropical storm
warning is expected to be in place for the Southeast and Central
Bahamas as Hurricane Maria continues to move closer to the area.
Forecast for Thursday
Weather: Partly cloudy to overcast and windy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly over the Southeastern
outter bands from Maria begins to move across the area, over the Northwest
Bahamas partly cloudy and a bit breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms
Winds: Northeast to East 10 to 15 knots but increasing to 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest and Central
Bahamas....Tropical storm force winds in the Southeast
Seas: 8 to 10 feet in easterly and Southeasterly swells in the Northwest and Central
Bahamas and up to 20 feet in the Southeastern islands in large swells
Forecast for Friday
Weather: Cloudy to overcast with widely scattered showers and
thunderstorms, some becoming severe at times with possible flooding in
low lying areas and tornadic activity mainly in the Central and Southeastern islands
Winds: Northeast to East 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest
Northeasterly at 15 to 20 knots.....Tropical storm force to possibly
hurricane storm force winds are possible in the Central and Southeast
Seas: up to 20 feet in Northeast to easterly seas swells in all areas
Tropical weather outlook: Please see latest on Hurricane Jose, and alert on Hurricane Maria.
2. Showers and thunderstorms continue near a
low pressure area associated with the remnants of Lee
located about 1000 miles east of the leeward islands. While this
system is producing gale-force winds, the associated thunderstorm
activity has become less concentrated during the past few hours.
Although the environmental conditions are marginal, only a small
increase in the overall organization of the thunderstorms would result
in the regeneration of Lee. This low is expected to move Northward over
atlantic ocean. Chance of formation through the next 5 days high at 70 percent.
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