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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. Sept. 20
By Wayne Neely, Bahamas Meteorology Department
Sep 20, 2018 - 11:30:05 AM

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Bahamas public forecast

This is the public forecast for today and tonight Thursday 20th September 2018.

General situation: Mid to upper level troughing across the islands will enhance convective activity over the area.

Special warnings: Boaters should remain vigilant due to possible waterspout activity and beachgoers should exercise caution due to the slight risk of rip currents along east coast beaches.

All areas

Weather: Partly sunny and hot with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly in the Central and Southeast Bahamas, turning variably cloudy with a few passing isolated showers.

Advisory: Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms.

Winds: light and variable at 10 knots or less in the Northwest Bahamas and easterly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 3 feet or less in the Northwest Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

High temperature 91°f 33°c
Heat index 102°f 39°c
Low temperature tonight 77°f 25°c

Sunrise: 6:58 am
Sunset: 7:07 pm
Moonrise: 4:37 pm
Moonset 3:49am Fri
Low tide: 10:18 am & 11:04pm
High tide: 4:38 pm & 4:59am Fri

Extended forecast for the next two days: Troughing is expected to remain over the Bahamas through Friday generating occasional unsettled weather.

Forecast for Friday

Weather: Variably cloudy to occasionally cloudy and hot with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly in the Southeast Bahamas.

Winds: Easterly at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest and Central Bahamas, east to Southeast at 15 to 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest and Central Bahamas, 4 to 6 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

Forecast for Saturday

Weather: Variably cloudy and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms mainly in the Northwest Bahamas.

Winds: East to Southeast 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest and Central Bahamas and 15 to 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest and Central Bahamas, 4 to 6 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

Tropical weather outlook: A Westward-moving tropical wave is producing a small but concentrated area of thunderstorms about 850 miles east of the windward islands. Some additional development is possible today before upper-level winds become increasingly unfavorable for tropical cyclone formation starting tonight and continuing through the weekend. The formation chance through the next 5 days is low at 20 percent. 2. A non-tropical low pressure system is forecast to develop by Friday night over the Central subtropical Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Azores. Conditions are expected to be conducive for the low to acquire some subtropical or tropical characteristics, and a subtropical or tropical cyclone could form over the weekend or early next week while the low meanders over the Central Atlantic Ocean. The formation chance through the next 5 days is medium at 40 percent.


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