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6AM BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

#Bahamas, September 18, 2017 – Nassau – MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY ON MONDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 AT 0930 UTC.

WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS AND MODERATE TO LARGE SWELLS OVER THE OCEAN.   BEACHGOERS SHOULD ALSO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES.

GENERAL SITUATION: THE COMBINATION OF A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN COUPLED WITH A TRAILING TROUGH EXTENDING FROM HURRICANE JOSE WILL CONTINUE TO INFLUENCE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS TODAY.

FOR ALL AREAS

ADVISORY: BOATERS CAN EXPECT GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 6 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS.

WEATHER: A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS TODAY.

SUNRISE: 06:57AM MON.            SUNSET: 07:10PM MON.

MOONRISE: 05:18AM MON.       MOONSET: 06:23PM MON.

HIGH TIDE: 06:55AM MON.        LOW TIDE: 01:08PM MON.

HIGH TIDE: 07:21PM MON.         LOW TIDE: 01:42PM TUE.

EXTENDED FORECAST: A WEAK PRESSURE PATTERN WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA AS JOSE TREKS FURTHER NORTH OF THE AREA AND MARIA APPROACHES NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS .

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

WINDS: VARIABLE AT LESS THAN 10 KNOTS.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 7 FEET IN NORTH TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS.

WEATHER: FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

WINDS: LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS; EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET BUT UP TO 6 FEET IN NORTH TO NORTHERLY SWELLS.

WEATHER: A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE LATEST NEWS ITEMS ON HURRICANES JOSE AND MARIA AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION LEE.  RESIDENTS ARE ASKED TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE PROGRESS OF MARIA.

IAN V. MCKENZIE/tc

 

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