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Bahamas 3-day weather forecast starting Monday, August 29
By Wayne Neely, Bahamas Meteorology Department
Aug 29, 2016 - 10:12:10 AM

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This is a Bahamas public weather forecast for today and tonight monday 29th August 2016 issued by the Department of Meteorology.

General situation: Deep tropical moisture associated with tropical depression nine will support unsettled weather across the islands today.

Special warnings: Residents in flood prone areas are being urged to exercise extreme caution during heavy and prolonged rainfall events…boaters and beachgoers in the central and Southeast Bahamas are also being advised to exercise caution due to large easterly swells.

All areas:

Weather: Cloudy to overcast with widespread rain and scattered thunderstorms with some becoming heavy at times today through tonight.

Advisory: A small craft caution is in effect for the Northwest Bahamas…meanwhile a small craft advisory is in effect for the central and Southeast Bahamas due to large easterly swells.

Winds: east to Southeast at 15 to 20 knots over open waters.

Seas: 4 to 7 feet across all areas but up to 16 feet in the central and Southeast Bahamas in large easterly swells.

Boaters should be alert for gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers or thunderstorms across all areas

Daytime high temperature 90°f 32°c

Overnite low temperature 77°f 25°c

Sunrise: 6:50am moonset: 5:41pm high tide: 6:04am & 6:35pm

Sunset: 7:31 pm moonrise: 5:09am tue. Low tide: 12:14pm

Extended forecast: rainy conditions are expected to persist across the Northwest and central islands through wednesday.

Forecast for Tuesday

Weather: cloudy to overcast and breezy with widespread showers and thunderstorms becoming heavy at times mainly across the Northwest and central Bahamas. Partly cloudy with few showers across the Southeast Bahamas.

Winds: southerly at 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest Bahamas…east to Southeast at 10 to 15 knots in the central and Southeast Bahamas

Seas: 4 to 7 feet in the Northwest Bahamas…2 to 4 feet but up to 13 feet in easterly swells in the central and Southeast Bahamas.

Forecast for Wednesday


Weather: Mostly cloudy to overcast and breezy with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Northwest Bahamas…partly cloudy with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms across the central and Southeast Bahamas.

Winds: Southerly at 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest Bahamas and Southeast to south at 10 to 15 knots in the central and Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 4 to 7 feet in the Northwest Bahamas…2 to 4 feet but up to 12 feet in northeasterly swells in the central and Southeast Bahamas.

Tropical weather outlook: Please see news items on Gaston and Tropical Depressions 8 & 9. Elsewhere, a weak low pressure area near the upper Texas coast is showing a low chance for tropical cyclone development at this time. However, a tropical wave is expected to move offshore of the West Coast of Africa today or Tuesday with a medium chance for development through the next 5 days. None of these pose any threat to the Bahamas at this time.

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