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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Tuesday, September 19th
By Wayne Neely, Bahamas Meteorology Department
Sep 19, 2017 - 9:18:20 AM

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This is the Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Tuesday 19th September, 2017.

General situation: A weak pressure pattern is across the area producing light to gentle breezes.

Special warnings: ...Mariners should be alert for the potential of waterspouts along with moderate to large ocean swells... Beachgoers should also remain alert due to the risk of rip currents especially along Northern and Eastern shorelines.

All areas

Weather: Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid today with isolated showers and a few thunderstorms...Turning partly cloudy and warm tonight with scattered showers mainly in the Central & Southeast Bahamas.

Advisory: Expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Winds: Light & variable in the Northwest and Central Bahamas...& Northeast to east at 10 knots or less over open waters in the Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 1 to 3 feet over the ocean for all areas, but up to 9 feet in moderate to large North to Northeasterly swells.

High temperature today 91 °f 33 °c

Low temperature tonight 78 °f 26 °c

Sunrise: 6:57am moonset: 7:04pm high tide: 7:45am & 8:07pm

Sunset: 7:09pm moonrise: 7:15am Wed. Low tide: 1:58pm & 2:26am Wed

***new moon @ 1:30am Wed.***

Extended forecast (for the next two days): Continued light winds through Wednesday... However winds are expected to increase across the area on Thursday with possible hurricane conditions in the Southeast Bahamas late on Thursday due to Hurricane Maria, which is forecast to remain a major hurricane as it moves into or near the Bahamas.

Forecast for Wednesday

Weather: Partly cloudy, hot and humid with isolated showers and thunderstorms likely.

Winds: Light & variable in the Northwest Bahamas...& Northeast to east at 10 to 15 knots in the Central & Southeast Bahamas

Seas: Less than 3 feet in the Northwest Bahamas...& 2 to 4 feet in the Central & Southeast Bahamas but up to 9 feet in Northeast to Easterly swells

Forecast for Thursday

Weather: Partly cloudy and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the Northwest Bahamas...Breezy conditions in the Central Bahamas and deteriorating conditions across the Southeast Bahamas & Turks & Caicos islands due to the approach of major Hurricane Maria.

Winds: Northeast to east at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas...Northeasterly at 15 to 25 knots in Central Bahamas...& possible hurricane conditions in the Southeast Bahamas.

Seas: 2 to 4 feet in the Northwest Bahamas...5 to 8 feet in the Central Bahamas but up to 11 feet in east to Southeasterly swells...& possible hurricane conditions in the Southeast Bahamas.

Tropical weather outlook: ...Please see the latest news items on Hurricanes Jose and maria...Elsewhere tropical cyclone formation is not expected during the next 5 days...


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