#Bahamas, September 5, 2017 – Nassau – MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 1PM TUESDAY 05TH SEPTEMBER, 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1600 UTC.
WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL FOR WATERSPOUTS TODAY.
GENERAL SITUATION: A WEAK SURFACE TROUGH ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE TO TRIGGER FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE ISLANDS THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
FOR ALL AREAS
ADVISORY: GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES.
SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.
WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
SUNSET: 07:24PM TUE. SUNRISE: 06:53AM WED.
MOONRISE: 07:14PM TUE. MOONSET: 07:05AM WED.
LOW TIDE: 01:56PM TUE. HIGH TIDE: 08:09PM TUE.
LOW TIDE: 02:28AM WED. HIGH TIDE: 08:28AM WED.
TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE LATEST ALERT ON HURRICANE IRMA AND NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM JOSE. A trough of low pressure located over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is producing numerous showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are conducive for gradual development, and this system is likely to become a tropical depression during the next couple of days while it meanders over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. Elsewhere, tropical cyclone formation is not expected through the next 5 days.
GREGORY D. THOMPSON/tc/ac