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Marine Forecast 12 March 2015

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 06:00 AM THURSDAY 12TH MARCH, 2015 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1030 UTC.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS ARE URGED TO CONTINUE TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ESPECIALLY ALONG THE EASTERN SHORELINES OF THE ISLANDS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A PERSISTENT HIGH RIDGE PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE BAHAMAS TODAY BEFORE SLIDING EASTWARDS LATE TONIGHT AHEAD OF A WEAK FRONT

ALL AREAS

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS

SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET IN MODERATE EASTERLY SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…7 TO 10 FEET IN MODERATE TO LARGE EASTERLY SWELLS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A LIGHT PASSING SHOWER

MOONSET: 11:47 AM LOW TIDE: 07:06 AM
MOONRISE: 01:24 AM FRI. HIGH TIDE: 12:58 AM
LOW TIDE: 07:10 PM HIGH TIDE: 01:36 AM FRI.

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

WINDS: EASTERLY AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS

SEAS: 7 TO 10 FEET

WEATHER: WINDY WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS

SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED SHOWER

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