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Bahamas 3-Day Weather forecast starting Saturday, August 19th
By Wayne Neely, Bahamas Meteorology Department
Aug 19, 2017 - 10:00:10 AM

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Bahamas Public Forecast

3 day Bahamas Public forecast for today and tonight, Saturday 19th August 2017

General situation: The interaction of an upper level low centered over Northwestern Cuba and the Northern extent of a tropical wave in the vicinity of the Northwest Bahamas will trigger unsettled weather across the Northwest and Central islands today.

Special warnings: Mariners should be alert for potential waterspouts. Beachgoers and mariners should also be alert for the risk or rip currents at beaches mainly along the Northern and Eastern shorelines in the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Finally, residents should also be alert for localized flooding during heavy and prolonged rainfall events.

For the Northwest and Central Bahamas:

Weather: Mostly cloudy to overcast, hot and humid with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms with some becoming strong to severe at times through tonight.

Advisory: A small craft caution remains in effect for the Central Bahamas... Boaters can expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms.

Winds: East to Southeast at 10 to 15 knots, falling light and variable at times over open waters in the Northwest Bahamas...Easterly at 15 to 20 knots over open waters in the Central Bahamas.

Seas: 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest Bahamas...4 to 7 feet over the ocean in the Central Bahamas.

For the Southeast Bahamas:

Weather: Partly cloudy, hot and windy with a few scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms today. Fair and breezy tonight.

Advisory: A small craft advisory remains in effect.

Winds: Easterly at 15 to 25 knots over open waters.

Seas: 5 to 8 feet over the ocean.

High temperature today: 91f 33c
Low temperature tonight: 77f 25c

Sunrise: 06:46 am
Sunset: 07:42 pm

Moonset: 06:07 pm
Moonrise: 05:29 am Sun.

High tide: 06:09 am low tide: 12:21 pm
High tide: 06:45 pm low tide: 01:12 am Sun.

Extended forecast for the next two days: A series of tropical waves are expected to dominate weather conditions across the area into next week.

Forecast for Sunday:

Weather: Partly to mostly sunny and hot and breezy with the chance of early morning showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Northwest Bahamas.

Winds: Easterly at 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest and Central Bahamas...Easterly at 20 to 25 knots in the Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 4 to 7 feet in the Northwest and Bahamas...6 to 9 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

Forecast for Monday:

Weather: Mostly sunny, hot and breezy with the chance of afternoon showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Winds: Easterly at 15 to 25 knots in the Northwest Bahamas...Easterly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 5 to 8 feet in the Northwest Bahamas...4 to 7 feet in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

Tropical weather outlook: Please see latest news item on Harvey. Elsewhere there are two areas of concern:

1) An area of disturbed weather about 400 miles East-Northeast of the Northern Leeward Islands is showing a medium chance of 40 percent for tropical cyclone development through the next 5 days. While the chances for formation appear to be decreasing, residents in the Bahamas are still being urged to carefully monitor the progress of this system over the next several days.

2) A tropical wave located over the Eastern Atlantic Ocean about midway between the Lesser Antilles and Africa is only showing a 30 percent chance for formation through the next 5 days.


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