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Public Forecast 27 Jan 2015

BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST
6AM WEATHER FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 27TH JANUARY 2015.
GENERAL SITUATION: A WEAK FRONT NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS ALONG WITH A SECOND FRONT IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS WILL MERGE BY TONIGHT AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT NEAR FLORIDA APPROACHES THE AREA.
SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND SWIMMERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF HAZARDOUS RIP CURRENTS.
NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS:
WEATHER: FAIR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES, WINDY AND MILD TODAY WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A PASSING SHOWER THROUGH TONIGHT.
ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS MORNING BUT A CAUTION COMES INTO EFFECT BY EARLY AFTERNOON FOR NEW PROVIDENCE TO LONG ISLAND.
WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS THIS MORNING BUT DECREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS FROM NEW PROVIDNCE TO LONG ISLAND BY EARLY AFTERNOON.
SEAS: 7 TO 10 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT DECREASING TO 4 TO 7 FEET BETWEEN NEW PROVIDENCE AND LONG ISLAND BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS:
WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY, BREEZY AND MILD WITH FEW LINGERING SHOWERS OR A POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM NEAR THE FRONTAL ZONE THROUGH TONIGHT.
WINDS: NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN
DAYTIME HIGH :76F 25C LOW TEMPERATURE: 63F 17C
SUNRISE: 6:55AM SUNSET: 5:51PM
MOONRISE: 12:07PM MOONSET: 1:28AM WED.
LOW TIDE: 7:32AM HIGH TIDE: 1:28PM LOW TIDE: 7:48PM HIGH TIDE: 2:15AM WED.

EXTENDED FORECAST: AS TWO OLD FRONT MERGE AND EXIT THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON WEDNESDAY MORNING. THIS FRONT WILL REINFORCE THE COOLER AIR OVER THE BAHAMAS AS IT QUICKLY MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS FOLLOWED BY BUILDING HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE AREA.

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY
WEATHER: CLOUDY PERIODS WITH FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR A POSSIBLE ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM NEAR THE FRONTS.
WINDS: NNW TO NNE AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND NW TO N AT 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS.
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SE BAHAMAS WITH MIXED LIGHT TO MODERATE SWELLS.
FORECAST FOR THURSDAY

WEATHER: A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS WITH COOLER AND DRIER CONDITIONS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS.
WINDS: N TO NE AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS AT FIRST, THEN BECOMING MORE NE TO E AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER ALL AREAS.
SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET OVER THE OCEAN FOR ALL AREAS WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE MIXED SWELLS.
THE END. GG/ivm.

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