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6AM MARINE FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 12THJANUARY 2015.

GENERAL SITUATION: HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL SLIDE EAST OF THE AREA TODAY WHILE A COLD FRONT IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL BRING SOME CLOUDINESS AND TROPICAL MOISTURE TO THE BAHAMAS BY THIS EVENING.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINES AND SWIMMERS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILENT DUE TO THE RISK OF DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS THROUGH WEDNESDAY…BOATERS CAN ALSO EXPECT REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM AND GUSTY WINDS ABOVE 25 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS:
ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING BUT A CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS THEN DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.

SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN DECREASING SWELLS THIS MORNING, THEN TO 4 TO 7 FEET OR LESS BY AFTERNOON.

WEATHER: FEW PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.

FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS:
ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT.
WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS WITH STRONGER GUSTS.
SEAS: 6 TO 9 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT HIGHER IN GUSTS.
WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM TODAY AND TONIGHT.

SUNRISE: 6:57AM MON. SUNSET: 5:40PM MON.

MOONSET: 11:24AM MON. MOONRISE: 12:12AMTUE.

LOW TIDE: 6:23AM MON. HIGH TIDE:12:21PM LOW TIDE: 6:45PM HIGH TIDE: 1:04AM TUE.

EXTENDED FORECAST: A COLD FRONT AND ITS PRE-FRONTAL ACTIVITY WILL AFFECT THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS WITH CLOUDY PERIODS AND SHOWERS AS IT MOVES EASTWARDS. THIS FRONT WILL DISSIPATE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ON WEDNESDAY AS A PAIR OF LOW PRESSURE SYSTEMS DEVELOP, ONE OVER CUBA AND ANOTHER JUST NORTH OF THE BAHAMAS.

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY:
ADVISORY: SMALL CARFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR THE SE BAHAMAS.
WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS, 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 6 TO 9 FEET IN THE SE BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.
WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. FEW PASSING SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS
FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:
WINDS: E’LY AT 10 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES AND EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE BAHAMAS FOR ALL AREAS.
WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS ELSEWHERE.

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