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MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS AND TCI 13TH JANUARY 2015

WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION FOR DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS DUE TO MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS

GENEERAL SITUATION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE AREA SHIFTS EASTWARDS AS A MID/UPPER LEVEL SHORTWAVE TROUGH OVER ESTERN GULF O F MEXICO CONTINUES TO MAKE STEADY EASTWARD PROGRESS WITH PLENTY OF DEEP MOISTURE PRODUCING CLUSTERS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AHEAD OF A WEAK COLD FRONT OVER NORTHERN FLORIDA

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

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

WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BECOMING LIGHT AND VARIABLE BY AFTERNOON OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET SUBSIDING LESS THAN 3 FEET BY AFTERNOON OVER THE OCEAN
SWELLS: MODERATE TO LARGE EATERLY SWELLS

WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT

CENTRAL BAHAMAS

SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS LATE OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET LATER OVER THE OCEAN
SWELLS: MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY

WEATHER: ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS

SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN
SWELLS: MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS

WEATHER: CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TODAY

EXTENDED FORECAST: A WEAK COLD FRONT IS STILL EXPECTED TO CROSS THROUGH THE AREA AND DISSIPATE THROUGH WEDNESDAY WHILE ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR SHOWERS
WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS OVER THE OCEAN
SWELLS: MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLLS
WEATHER: THE CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY
SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR SHOWERS
WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESSS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS OVER OPEN WATERS
SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS OVER THE OCEAN
SWELLS: MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS
WEATHER: CHANCE OF A FEW PASSING SHOWERS

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