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MARINE FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2014

BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM WEDNESDAY 24TH DECEMBER 2014 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1000 UTC

GENERAL SITUATION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE BAHAMAS WILL WEAKEN TODAY WITH A COLD FRONT APPROACHING THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY EARLY TOMORROW

NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

WEATHER: A BRIEF PASSING SHOWER OR TWO TODAY, SHOWER ACTIVITY MAINLY IN THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS TONIGHT

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS

SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 7 TO 10 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

WEATHER: A BRIEF PASSING SHOWER OR TWO TODAY

MOONRISE: 8:57AM MOONSET: 8:36PM

HIGH TIDE: 9:10AM LOW TIDE: 3:38PM
HIGH TIDE: 9:36PM LOW TIDE: 3:43AM THUR.

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY
SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAIN IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
WINDS: SOUTHERLY 15 TO 20 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS OVER THE OCEAN
WEATHER: SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINTY OF THE FRONT

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY
SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 7 TO 10 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS OVER THE OCEAN
WEATHER: THE CHANCE OF A FEW SHOWERS MAINLY IN THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

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