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3-Day Bahamas Public Forecast 6:00AM Forecast for today and tonight Saturday 9th September, 2017

#Bahamas, September 9, 2017 – Nassau – GENERAL SITUATION: POWERFUL HURRICANE IRMA CONTINUES TO AFFECT THE BAHAMAS WITH THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS REMAINING UNDER A HURRICANE WARNING…WHILE THE ALL CLEAR IS IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF RAGGED ISLAND.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT THE ISLANDS OF GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, BIMINI, BERRY ISLANDS, ANDROS, NEW PROVIDENCE, ELEUTHERA, EXUMA, LONG ISLAND, CAT ISLAND, RUM CAY SAN SALVADOR AND RAGGED ISLAND.

NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS

WEATHER:  MOSTLY CLOUDY TO OVERCAST AND VERY WINDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

ADVISORY:  A HURRICANE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT… SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD REMAIN IN SAFE HARBOUR DUE TO ROUGH AND HIGH SEAS ALONG WITH EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS

WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO EAST GUSTY TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS THROUGH TONIGHT.

SEAS:    12 TO 14 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUT HIGHER IN EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS.

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND WINDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

ADVISORY:  SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS SHOULD REMAIN IN SAFE HARBOUR DUE TO ROUGH SURF AND HIGH SEAS ALONG WITH EAST TO SOUTHEASTERLY SWELLS.

WINDS: SOUTHEASTERLY AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS GUSTY AT TIMES.

SEAS:    6 TO 9 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS, HIGHER IN GUSTS.

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY                  89            °F           31           °C

LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT                77          °F           25           °C

SUNRISE:             6:54AM                 MOONSET:          9:59AM                 HIGH TIDE:        10:37AM     10:55PM

SUNSET:               7:20AM                 MOONRISE:        9:57PM                LOW TIDE:           4:55PM        5:10AM SUN

 WEATHER OUTLOOK: 11:00 AM (FOR TOMORROW):

EXTENDED FORECAST (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAY): HURRICANE IRMA WILL CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AS IT MOVES NORTHWARDS OVER FLORIDA… WHILE THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS WILL EXPERIENCE CLEARER SKIES AND DECREASING WINDS.

 

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY

WEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND WINDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

SEAS: 12 TO 14 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…8 TO 12 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

 

FORECAST FOR  MONDAY

WEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND WINDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS…PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 10 TO 15KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

SEAS: 8 TO 12 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…5 TO 8 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

 TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE THE LATEST ALERT ON HURRICANE IRMA…ALSO, SEE THE LATEST NEWS ITEMS ON HURRICANE JOSE & TROPICAL STORM KATIA…ELSEWHERE, A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTHEAST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   SOME GRADUAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT FEW DAYS WHILE IT MOVES WEST-NORTHWESTWARDS.    THIS SYSTEM HAS A 30% CHANCE OF FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/vd

 

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