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Public Forecast for the Bahamas and Turks and Caicos – May 20, 2019

#Nassau, May 20, 2019 – Bahamas – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 20TH MAY, 2019 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

GENERAL SITUATION: DEEP LAYERED TROUGHING ACROSS THE AREA ALONG WITH A SURFACE TROUGH IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WILL SUPPORT POCKETS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER THROUGHOUT THE ISLANDS TODAY.

ALL AREAS

WEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS:  NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…& EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS:     2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…& 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

HIGH TEMPERATURE TOMORROW           88°F       31°C      

LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT   73°F       23°C      

SUNRISE: 6:23AM                            SUNSET: 7:48PM             

MOONSET:7:51AM                          MOONRISE: 9:45PM

HIGH TIDE: 8:38AM         &             9:04PM                

LOW TIDE: 2:42PM           &             3:33AM TUE.

EXTENDED FORECAST (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS): INDUCED TROUGHING WILL REMAIN OVER THE BAHAMAS DUE TO A LOW PRESSURE AREA THAT IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP NORTHEAST OF THE ISLANDS THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

FORECAST FOR  TUESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, WARM AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS.               

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS BUT FALLING LIGHT & VARIABLE AT TIMES.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.      

FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, WARM AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS, INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS BY NIGHT.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUILDING 4 TO 6 FEET BY NIGHT.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO FORM WITHIN A DISTURBED AREA OF WEATHER SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF BERMUDA LATER TODAY, AND POSSIBLY DEVELOP INTO A SHORT-LIVED SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL CYCLONE BY TONIGHT OR TUESDAY WHILE MOVING NORTHWARD OR NORTHEASTWARD. THIS SYSTEM HAS A 60% CHANCE OF DEVELOPMENT DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS…HOWEVER, IT WILL POSE NO THREAT THE BAHAMA ISLANDS.

FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES /C.G.

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