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Bahamas 3-Day Weather Forecast for Thurs. Nov. 15 - Nov 15, 2018 - 8:40:05 AM

3-day Bahamas public forecast for today and tonight, Thursday, 15th November, 2018.

General situation: High pressure across the area weakens and continues to shift eastward ahead of an approaching cold front, expected over the Northwest Bahamas later this evening. Meanwhile, a surface trough moving west across Hispaniola triggers unsettled weather over the Southern Bahamas.

Special warnings: Beachgoers and mariners should be alert for the risk rip currents along eastern shorelines especially in the Southeast Bahamas...
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News Items Hurricane Leslie and Tropical Storm Nadine - Oct 12, 2018 - 6:00:42 PM

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018.

…HURRICANE LESLIE RACING ACROSS THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM NADINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM FRIDAY 12TH OCTOBER 2018.

…WEAKENING NADINE EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW ON SATURDAY…
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Earthquake warning for The Southeast Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands - Oct 6, 2018 - 9:30:24 PM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED AN ALERT OF AN EARTHQUAKE 8:45 EDT SATURDAY, 06TH OCTOBER, 2018.

AN EARTHQUAKE WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 8:35 PM AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.9 ON THE RICTOR SCALE OCCURRED IN THE MONA PASSAGE BETWEEN HAITI AND CUBA...
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News items on Subtropical Storm Leslie and remnants of Kirk - Sep 29, 2018 - 7:43:22 AM

NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018...

NEWS ITEM ON REMNANTS OF KIRK ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018...
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News Item on Tropical Storm Kirk - Sep 27, 2018 - 6:37:24 PM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM KIRK ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6PM THURSDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

… STRONG WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO SPREAD OVER PORTIONS OF THE LESSER ANTILLES TONIGHT…

AT 5:00PM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM KIRK WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.2°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 60° WEST OR ABOUT 85 MILES NORTHWEST OF BARBADOS OR 65 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF MARTINIQUE...
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Subtropical Storm Leslie and Tropical Depression Kirk - Sep 24, 2018 - 6:13:30 AM


NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM LESLIE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…LESLIE CHANGES LITTLE IN STRENGTH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL DEPRESSION KIRK ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM MONDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…KIRK MOVING QUICKLY WESTWARD…
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News items on Tropical Storm Florence, Helene and Isaac - Sep 9, 2018 - 5:58:30 AM
 
NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM SUNDAY 09TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

… FLORENCE EXPECTED TO BECOME A HURRICANE TODAY…

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM HELENE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 6AM SUNDAY 09TH SEPTEMBER 2018...
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News Item on Hurricane Florence - Sep 6, 2018 - 12:50:48 PM

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NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM THURSDAY 06TH SEPTEMBER 2018.

…FLORENCE WEAKENS FURTHER…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF HURRICANE FLORENCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 24.6°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 48.6° WEST OR ABOUT 1030 MILES EAST-NORTHEAST OF THE NORTHERN LEEWARD ISLANDS OR 1115 MILES EAST-SOUTHEAST OF BERMUDA...
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News Item on Tropical Storm Florence - Sep 1, 2018 - 1:12:44 PM

NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 12PM SATURDAY 01ST SEPTEMBER 2018.

…FLORENCE HEADING TOWARD THE OPEN EASTERN ATLANTIC…

AT 11:00AM EDT, THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM FLORENCE WAS LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 14.8°NORTH AND LONGITUDE 27.8° WEST OR ABOUT 225 MILES WEST OF THE SOUTHERNMOST CABO VERDE ISLANDS...
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Bahamas 7-Day Weather Forecast starting October 16 - Oct 16, 2017 - 11:45:25 PM


General Situation: Broad low pressure system along with a surface trough east of the Bahamas could trigger some scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms as it moves northward through Tuesday. This system could develop into a tropical depression before it eventually merges with a frontal boundary across the area by the end of the week. High pressure system will build over the eastern United States while producing brisk winds across the Bahamas by the weekend.

Monday 16th – Partly sunny, hot and humid with few passing showers or a possible thunderstorm during the day. Mainly fair to clear skies at night with increasing clouds and a few passing shower in the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 77°F...
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Severe Weather Warning Issued for Abaco - Oct 3, 2017 - 12:22:30 AM

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 12:20AM EDT UNTIL 5:20AM TUESDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2017.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR ABACO AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 12:13AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING WESTWARD TOWARDS ABACO...
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Alert #3 - Hurricane Watch Issued for Southeast Bahamas and Turks & Caicos - Sep 19, 2017 - 6:19:53 PM

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The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Hurricane Watch for the Southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, as the dangerous Hurricane Maria eyes those islands, which were already impacted by Hurricane Irma a week ago.

This means that residents in those islands: Inagua, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana, Long Cay, Samana Cay And The Turks And Caicos Islands can expect hurricane conditions within 48 hours from Hurricane Maria, forecast to remain a category 4/5 storm over the next two days...
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Alert #1 - Hurricane Alert now in effect for Southeast Bahamas, and Turks & Caicos - Sep 19, 2017 - 1:14:29 PM


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ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY TUESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 12 NOON EDT.

…POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC HURRICANE MARIA CONTINUES WEST-NORTHWESTWARD TOWARD THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND PUERTO RICO....


A HURRICANE ALERT IS NOW IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS. THIS INCLUDE THE ISLANDS OF INAGUA, ACKLINS, CROOKED ISLAND, MAYAGUANA, LONG CAY, AND SAMANA CAY...

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Bahamas Met Department still monitoring Hurricane Jose - Sep 12, 2017 - 10:16:41 AM

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The National Hurricane Centre is advising that based on its latest models, when Hurricane Jose completes it loop on Friday, September 15, 2017, it will be pointed more towards the Carolinas and Virginia, USA.

This suggests that Hurricane Jose will pose much less of a threat to The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands this coming weekend or early next week.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology will, however, continue to monitor the movement of Jose, because looping hurricanes have, in the past...
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NEMA Issues All Clear for Bimini and Grand Bahama - Sep 11, 2017 - 1:20:37 PM


Tropical storm warnings for Grand Bahama and Bimini have been discontinued, hence the All Clear has been given for those islands which experienced dangerous Hurricane Irma over the weekend.

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology in Alert #49 issued on Monday, September 11 explained the conditions in those islands and gave an update on the storm.

IRMA CONTINUES TO WEAKEN AS THE CENTER MOVES ALONG THE NORTHWESTERN COAST OF THE FLORIDA PENINSULA...
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Why the water receded during Hurricane Irma on Long Island, Acklins, and Exuma - Sep 10, 2017 - 8:56:55 PM

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Bahamian meteorologist and hurricane book author, Wayne Neely gives his explanation about the receding water around Long Island, Acklins and Exuma in light of Hurricane Irma.

He writes, "A hurricane is a low-pressure area and at the center of the hurricane, you have a buildup or the piling up (a bulging effect) of water called the storm surge. At the center of the hurricane (in this case-Hurricane Irma), the water builds up at 10 to 15 feet above the normal high tide. That water must come from somewhere else and for this case, it came from the outskirts or the outer boun daries of Hurricane Irma and which for us it came from the islands of Long Island, Exuma, and Acklins...
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Alert #44 on Hurricane Irma - Sep 10, 2017 - 3:41:36 PM

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Irma Continues To Batter South Florida Coast…
tropical Storm Force Winds Continue Over Grand Bahama And Bimini…
 
Tropical Storm Warnings Remain In Effect For Grand Bahama And Bimini.
 
A Tropical Storm Warning Means That Tropical Storm Conditions Are Affecting Or Can Affect The Aforementioned Areas Within 36 Hours.
 
At 2pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Irma Was Located Near Latitude 25.6 Degrees North And Longitude 81.8 Degrees West Or About 167 Miles West Of South Bimini, 197 Miles West-southwest Of West End Grand Bahama, 273 Miles West Of New Providence.
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Irma continues to lash Bimini & Andros with outer rain bands - Sep 9, 2017 - 10:37:10 PM

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Nassau, The Bahamas – A Hurricane Warning Remains In Effect For Grand Bahama, Bimini And Andros As Hurricane Irma Continues To Lash Those Islands In The Northwest Bahamas.

A Hurricane Warning Means That Hurricane Conditions Are Affecting Or Can Affect The Aforementioned Areas Within 36 Hours.

Extensive Flooding Can Be Expected As Irma Is Forecast To Produce Rainfall Amounts Of 3 To 6 Inches Over Andros And Bimini.

The Combination Of Storm Surge And Large Waves Can Raise Water..
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News update on Hurricane Jose - Sep 9, 2017 - 6:44:15 PM

News Item On Hurricane Jose Issued By The Bahamas Department Of Meteorology Forecast Office Section, At 6pm Saturday 09th September 2017.

Core Of Dangerous Hurricane Jose Will Move Away From The Northern Leeward Islands Tonight

At 5:00pm Edt, The Center Of Hurricane Jose Was Located Near Latitude 19.2° North And Longitude 62.4° West Or About 85 Miles Norh-Northeast Of The Northern Leeward Islands.

Hurricane Jose Is Moving Toward The northwest At 14 Mph And This Motion Is Expected To Continue For The Next Couple Of Days. On The Forecast Track, The Core
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Bahamasair resumption of operations - Sep 9, 2017 - 2:12:40 PM

Bahamasair wishes to advise the traveling public that we will resume limited operations on Sunday, September 10th 2017. It is our expectation, that we will resume services after 1:00pm into Freeport, Marsh Harbour, Rock Sound and Georgetown Exuma provided that the “ALL CLEAR” is given by the relevant authorities.

Please note our tentative operational schedule below:

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