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MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS

Bahamas, July 24, 2017 – Nassau –  MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM MONDAY 24TH JULY 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 0900 UTC.

WARNINGS:  BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF WATERSPOUTS AS WELL AS THE MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG THE NORTH AND EASTERN SHORES OF THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A BROAD HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE REMAINS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WHILE AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH TRIGGERS SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER NEAR THE EXTREME NORTHERN ISLANDS.

 

NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OCCURRING ACROSS THE EXTREME NORTHERN ISLANDS.

 

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY:   SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.

WINDS: EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: FEW PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.

MOONRISE:  7:47 AM

MOONSET:    9:10 PM

HIGH TIDE:   9:08 AM          &         9:36 PM

LOW TIDE:    3:17 PM           &         4:02 AM TUE

 

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

WINDS: SOUTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER:   THE CHANCE OF FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

 

FORECAST FOR MONDAY

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER: THE CHANCE OF FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK TROPICAL STORM FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT FIVE DAYS.

FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS/ss/rs

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