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Bahamas 2-day weather forecast starting Friday, October 21
By Wayne Neely, Bahamas Meteorology Department
Oct 21, 2016 - 5:59:10 PM

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6:00pm Bahamas public forecast for tonight and tomorrow Friday 21st October 2016.

General situation: Low pressure in the western Atlantic ocean continues to move away from the Bahamas as a cold front near northern Florida moves closer to the area by early Saturday.

Special warnings: Boaters and beachgoers are still being urged to exercise caution due to the risk of rip currents and rough surf due to swells at beaches mainly along the northern and eastern shorelines.

Northwest and Central Bahamas:

Weather: Partly cloudy to fair skies and mild tonight turning partly sunny and warm tomorrow with few isolated showers or a possible late afternoon thunderstorm.

Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in showers and thunderstorms.

Winds: West to northwest at 15 knots in the northwest Bahamas and west to northwest at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas.

Seas: 3 to 5 feet in the NW Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas but higher in light mixed swells.

Southeast Bahamas:

Weather: Mainly fair and warm tonight except for lingering clouds and few showers mainly near Inagua through Saturday. Mostly sunny, humid and hot elsewhere tomorrow.

Advisory: Small craft should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in showers and thunderstorms.

Winds: Southwest to west at 5 to 10 knots but falling light and variable at times.

Seas: 1 to 3 feet over the ocean but higher in light mixed swells.

Overnight low temperature 73°f 23°c

Daytime high temperature 87°f 31°c

Sunset: 06:47pm Fri. Sunrise: 07:12am sat.

Moonrise: 12:01am Sat. Moonset: 01:37 pm sat

Low tide: 07:21pm Fri. & 07:30am Sat.
High tide: 01:20am sat. & 01:52pm Sat.

Forecaster: G. Greene/IVM

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