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BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

#Bahamas, September 30, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT SATURDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AM

GENERAL SITUATION:  AN AREA OF DISTURBED WEATHER NEAR CUBA COMBINED WITH A MID TO UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER FLORIDA WILL CONTINUE TO PUMP DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE ACROSS THE BAHAMAS RESULTING IN UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS MOSTLY THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND HUMID WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT

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

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

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT.

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                 92 °F      33 °C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE                77 °F      25 °C

SUNRISE: 7:02AM                                             SUNSET: 6:57 PM

MOONRISE: 3:43PM                                         MOONSET: 3:01AM SUN

LOW TIDE:  10:12AM                         &             10:02PM

HIGH TIDE:  4:33PM                         &              4:59AM SUN

EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO STREAM ACROSS THE ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

FORECAST FOR  SUNDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

FORECAST FOR  MONDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK:

1. SEE LATEST NEWS ITEMS ON MARIA AND LEE.

2. The interaction of a weak low pressure area over central Florida and an upper-level low over the Gulf of Mexico is producing disorganized cloudiness and showers that extend from the northwestern Caribbean Sea northward across much of the Florida peninsula and the adjacent waters.   Due to the low’s interaction with land and an expected increase of upper-level winds over the weekend, the likelihood of this system’s development appears to be decreasing.   Locally heavy rainfall is still anticipated over portions of western Cuba, the Florida Keys, and the Florida peninsula during the next several days while the system moves slowly northward and then westward near northern Florida and the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. This has a low chance of formation over the next 5 days.

3. A tropical wave interacting with an upper-level low is producing widespread cloudiness and showers extending from the eastern Caribbean Sea northeastward across the Lesser Antilles to the nearby Atlantic waters.    Upper-level winds are not expected to be conducive for development while this system moves west-northwestward to westward at 10 to 15 mph during the next few days.    However, locally heavy rainfall is expected over portions of the northern Leeward Islands and the Greater Antilles during the next several days, with a Flash Flood Watch in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands through late Sunday night.   Formation chance over the next 5 days are low.

FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G.

 

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