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3-DAY BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST

#Bahamas, October 9, 2017 – Nassau – FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT, MONDAY 9TH OCTOBER, 2017, ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

GENERAL SITUATION:  A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS ACROSS THE AREA…WHILE A SURFACE TROUGH WILL SHIFT WESTWARDS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS INCREASING SHOWER CHANCES.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE ALERT FOR THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS. ALSO, BEACHGOERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ESPECIALLY ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES.

 

FOR ALL AREAS

WEATHER:  PARTLY CLOUDY, HOT AND A BIT BREEZY TODAY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS…TURNING FAIR AND BREEZY TONIGHT WITH A POSSIBLE STRAY SHOWER OR TWO.

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON…

EXPECT GUSTY WINDS & HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS…INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 KNOTS THIS AFTERNOON.

SEAS:2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUILDING TO 4 TO 6 FEET THIS AFTERNOON.

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY                       91 °F    33 °C

LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT                    77 °F    25 °C

 

SUNRISE: 7:05AM

SUNSET:   6:48PM

MOONSET: 10:56AM

MOONRISE:  10:17PM

HIGH TIDE:   11:06AM &11:28 PM

LOW TIDE:   5:33 PM  &  5:38AM TUE

 

EXTENDED FORECAST:HIGH PRESSURE IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH MID-WEEK, MAINTAINING AN EASTERLY WIND FLOW.

 

WEATHER OUTLOOK

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

WEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS.

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

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

 

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

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

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE THE LATEST NEWS ITEMS ON POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE NATE AND TROPICAL DEPRESSION 17.

 

FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/vd

 

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