Bahamas 3-day weather starting Monday, January 16
- Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00:10 PM
The Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Monday 16th January 2017
General situation: A high pressure ridge north of the area will maintain brisk winds across the islands today.
warnings: Beachgoers and mariners should remain alert for the high risk
of rip currents at beaches mainly along the northern and eastern
Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting November 17th
- Nov 17, 2016 - 1:00:54 PM
GENERAL SITUATION: A cold front across the Southeast Bahamas will
become stationary just south of the area today as high pressure ridge
builds over the entire Bahamas in its wake. Another cold front will
enter the Northwest Bahamas by late Saturday or early Sunday and quickly
trek to the Southeast Bahamas on Monday. Meanwhile a strong high
pressure ridge will keep brisk winds across the Bahamas through
Thursday 17th – Mostly sunny and warm during
the day but lingering cloudy periods and showers across the SE Bahamas
through night time. Fair to clear skies and mild at night elsewhere. Max
Temperature 78°F and Min Temperature 66°F...
Severe weather warning issued for Andros, New Providence, Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma, Long Island, & Ragged Island
- Oct 16, 2016 - 5:30:11 PM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FROM 3:30 PM TO 7:30PM, SUNDAY, 16TH OCTOBER 2016.
SEVERE WEATHER WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE ISLANDS OF ANDROS, NEW
PROVIDENCE, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ELEUTHERA, CAT ISLAND, EXUMA AND ITS
CAYS, LONG ISLAND, AND THE RAGGED ISLAND CHAIN AND THEIR ADJACENT
Hurricane Nicole Generating Large Swells In The Atlantic …
- Oct 16, 2016 - 12:29:31 PM
THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT
… HURRICANE NICOLE GENERATING LARGE
SWELLS IN THE ATLANTIC …
5:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF
HURRICANE NICOLE WAS LOCATED NEAR
LATITUDE 39.2°NORTH AND
LONGITUDE 47.7° WEST OR ABOUT 585 MILES
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF CAPE RACE NEWFOUNDLAND...
Hurricane Nicole poses no threat to The Bahamas
- Oct 11, 2016 - 6:18:12 PM
NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE NICOLE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF
METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM TUESDAY 11TH OCTOBER 2016.
… NICOLE CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN…
5:00PM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE NICOLE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE
27.4°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 66.4° WEST OR ABOUT 350 MILES SOUTH-SOUTHWEST
Florida Keys providing recovery assistance to The Bahamas
- Oct 7, 2016 - 11:35:54 AM
The Florida Keys are teaming up to provide recovery assistance to The
Bahamas, said a statement on their Facebook page which continues:
"Marathon City Manager Chuck Lindsey and city Manager Jim Scholl
have coordinated with Bahamian Defense Force Commander Bethel to
provide some assistance. The Bahamian Defense Force has been docked in
Key West Harbor to stay out of the path of Hurricane Matthew. We are
currently collecting cases of bottled water as well as diapers for the
ships to take back to The Bahamas when they return. Anyone wishing to
help should drop the items at the Palm Avenue Public Works facility in
All Clear issued for entire Bahamas after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 7, 2016 - 9:48:09 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas - THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED
AN ALL CLEAR FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS, WHICH WAS IMPACTED BY THE POWERFUL
HURRICANE MATTHEW OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.
ALERT #46 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 9 AM, FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016.
THE ALL CLEAR FOR THE ENTIRE BAHAMAS HAS BEEN ISSUED...
ALERT #45 - Matthew Moving Parallel To And Just Offshore The East Coast Of Florida…
- Oct 7, 2016 - 5:37:44 AM
ALERT #45 ON HURRICANE MATTHEW ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 7TH OCTOBER, 2016 AT 6AM EDT.
… EYE OF DANGEROUS HURRICANE MATTHEW MOVING PARALLEL TO AND JUST OFFSHORE THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA…
HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. THIS
INCLUDES THE ISLANDS OF ELEUTHERA NEW PROVIDENCE, ANDROS, THE BERRY
ISLANDS, BIMINI, ABACO AND GRAND BAHAMA...
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to remain closed on Friday
- Oct 6, 2016 - 11:25:44 PM
has reported that the Lynden Pindling International Airport will remain
closed on Friday as stakeholders begin the clear up operation with a
view to restoring operations on Saturday.
Nassau Airport Development Company (NAD) said on Thursday night that
staff are asked to report for work at 8am on Friday to begin the clear
up and to "dress comfortably". NAD also asked all stakeholders of the
airport - including airlines, airline services and others - to report at
All Clear issued for the Southeast Bahamas
- Oct 6, 2016 - 5:49:15 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued
an “ALL CLEAR” for islands in the Southeast Bahamas, which experienced a
Category 3 storm about one year after the devastating Hurricane
Those islands are Ingua, Ragged Island, Mayaguana, Acklins, Crooked Island, Long Cay and Samana Cay.
At 2am Thursday, the center of Hurricane Matthew was located near
latitude 23.7 degrees north and longitude 76.7 degrees west or about 63
miles west-northwest of George Town, Exuma, 38 south of Staniel Cay
NEMA: Persons with heavy-duty trucks or 10-wheelers asked to Volunteer in Rescue Efforts
- Oct 6, 2016 - 1:50:09 PM
THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, NEMA. IS IN THE PROCESS OF
COORDINATING EFFORTS TO RESCUE AND EVACUATE RESIDENTS WHO FIND
THEMSELVES TRAPPED IN THEIR HOMES DUE TO EXCESSIVE FLOODING CAUSED BY
THE POWERFUL HURRICANE MATTHEW.
NEMA HAS NOT AUTHORISED ANYONE TO
TAKE IT UPON THEMSELVES TO GO OUT IN FLOODED COMMUNITIES AND RESCUE
PEOPLE, PUTTING ALL LIVES IN HARMS WAY.
NEMA IS ASKING INDIVIDUALS WITH HEAVY DUTY TRUCKS AND 10 WHEELERS TO VOLUNTEER THEIR SERVICES IN THIS RESCUE EFFORT...
Grand Bahama Power: No planned, controlled shutdowns
- Oct 6, 2016 - 1:07:04 PM
POWER CO. wishes to inform customers that there will be no planned,
controlled shutdown of our systems. We will generate and transmit power
as long as we safely can. We will have employees stationed at our
generation and distribution headquarters throughout the storm so that we
can begin to restore power as soon as it’s safe to do so. Should power
be lost, restoration will begin once the storm has passed and the
all-clear is given by NEMA. If you need to report a downed power lines
or poles, call our 24 hour hotline at 352-8411 or toll free from a cell
phone at 242 300 4826."
Several Nassau Hurricane Shelters at Capacity
- Oct 5, 2016 - 9:59:43 PM
October 5, 2016
The following Hurricane Shelters are at capacity levels:
Hill View Seventh Day Adventist Church – Tonique
Williams Darling Highway is at capacity with 305 people. Can accommodate 250.
New Providence Community Church, Blake Road is
at capacity with 183 people. Can accommodate 150.
St Barnabas Anglican Church on Wuff Road and
Blue Hill Road is at capacity with 60 people...
From Yamacraw to Western New Providence brace for storm surge; heavy rain
- Oct 5, 2016 - 8:56:19 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Due to the potential excessive
flooding posed by Hurricane Matthew, the National Emergency Management Agency,
NEMA, is strongly advising residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek
the nearest hurricane shelters in their respective areas.
According to the Bahamas Department of Meteorology,
residents in low-lying areas and on coastal roads should contact their local
district administrator or NEMA office to make arrangements for relocation to a
hurricane shelter before the onset of the tropical storm force winds...
Grand Bahama Residents in Low-Lying Areas Urged to Move Before Arrival of Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 5, 2016 - 5:24:12 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama – Members of Grand Bahama’s Disaster
Preparedness Committee held a press briefing on Wednesday morning in
preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Matthew, which is currently
moving through The Bahamas as a Category 3 storm.
Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville said “Grand Bahama is in its
final stage of our Disaster Response Plan and I’m quite pleased with my
travels from East to West Grand Bahama, that the residents are taking
this storm very seriously.”
He stressed that those residents in
low-lying areas ought to seek refuge in the Hurricane Shelters that were
opened from 12 this afternoon...
(Updated) Bahamas Power and Light issues Controlled Shutdown Update
- Oct 5, 2016 - 3:44:38 PM
BAHAMAS POWER AND LIGHT UPDATE regarding Hurricane Matthew affecting The Bahamas...
Bahamas Power and Light Company Limited (BPL) is revising an earlier
release after new information from the Bahamas Department of
Earlier forecasts called for tropical storm force
conditions to begin impacting New Providence Wednesday afternoon and
hurricane force conditions around midnight. Now, new forecasts show that
tropical storm force conditions will not impact New Providence until
midnight with hurricane force conditions expected at abou
t 7am on Thursday morning...
NEMA designates Kendal Isaacs Gym and TAR National Stadium as hurricane shelters
- Oct 5, 2016 - 3:44:22 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – In a coordinated effort amongst the relevant
agencies the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has designated
the Kendal D L Isaacs Gymnasium as a Hurricane shelter as New Providence
braces for the onslaught of Hurricane Matthew.
The gym opened at
about noon on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 and accommodated six families
who presented themselves for refuge at that time. The gym, located at
the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre has the capacity to accommodate 460
Residents of West End, East Grand Bahama and southern coastal areas urged to evacuate
- Oct 5, 2016 - 2:58:21 PM
) Evacuation orders have been
issued in Grand Bahama for residents in West End, outlying settlements
along the southern coast and in East Grand Bahama.
Emergency Operation Centres have been activated, and all shelters were open at noon on Wednesday.
for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville advised all residents in those
areas where an evacuation order has been issued to get to a designated
shelter or with families members who live inland.
Lynden Pindling International Airport (LPIA) to close 11am Wednesday, Oct. 5
- Oct 4, 2016 - 11:29:26 PM
12:00 noon --- Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The Nassau Airport
Development Company Ltd. wishes to advise the public that the Lynden
Pindling International Airport (LPIA) is operating as normal today.
convened a meeting with its airport stakeholders and the Bahamas
Meteorological Department and it was determined that LPIA will close at
11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, 2016...