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Bahamas & Turks and Caicos Public Forecast

#Nassau, August 25, 2019 – Bahamas – BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT SUNDAY 25TH AUGUST 2019 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

GENERAL SITUATION: BROAD LOW PRESSURE NORTH OF THE AREA COUPLED WITH A MOIST AND UNSTABLE AIRMASS WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, WHILE A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THE REMAINDER OF THE ISLANDS.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD BE VIGILANT DUE TO THE RISK OF WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY. RESIDENTS MAINLY IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS RESIDING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT DURING HEAVY AND PROLONGED RAINFALL EVENTS. BEACHGOERS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST COAST BEACHES.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID, WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT…SHOWERS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AND THUNDERSTORMS STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES.

ADVISORY:   GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS:  2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, HOT AND A BIT BREEZY WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS THIS AFTERNOON, BECOMING MAINLY FAIR AND WARM WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TONIGHT.

ADVISORY:   A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

WINDS: SOUTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS:  2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE: 92°F   33°C     

HEAT INDEX: 105°F   41°C

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE: 80°F   27°C 

SUNSET: 7:34 PM                               MOONSET: 3:33 PM 

SUNRISE: 6:48 AM MON                   MOONRISE:  2:32 AM MON

HIGH TIDE:  3:04 PM   &   3:22 AM MON

LOW TIDE:    9:35 PM   &   9:33 AM MON

WEATHER OUTLOOK: SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO PERSIST ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS TOMORROW AS THE LOW PRESSURE PULLS AWAY FROM THE AREA. SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA IN THE WAKE OF THE DEPARTING LOW PRESSURE.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM DORIAN… MEANWHILE, AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO PULL AWAY FROM THE AREA. ENVIRONMANTAL CONDITIONS APPEAR CONDUCIVE FOR GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT AND A TROPICAL OR SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION IS LIKELY TO FORM WITH FORMATION CHANCE ABOUT 80 PERCENT THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS. ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

FORECASTER: C. WATSON-RAHMING/ GREGORY D. THOMPSON/rf

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