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Extended Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos islands – 10/26/2017

#Bahamas, October 26, 2017 – THIS IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT THURSDAY 26TH OCTOBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AM.

GENERAL SITUATION:  A COLD FRONT ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS CONTINUES TO PUSH SOUTHEASTWARDS WHILE HIGH PRESSURE AND A DRIER AIRMASS WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA IN WAKE OF THE FRONT.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, BREEZY AND MILD WITH AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE. FAIR AND COOL TONIGHT.

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY.

WINDS: NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY TONIGHT OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS:    4 TO 6 FEET SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET BY TONIGHT OVER THE OCEAN.

 

CENTRAL, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS

WEATHER: CLOUDY TO OVERCAST AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TODAY.  PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT.

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN EFFECT ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS:    2 TO 4 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT BUILDING 4 TO 6 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT OVER THE OCEAN.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE               79°F       26°C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE               63°F       17°C

 

SUNRISE:             7:14 AM

SUNSET:               6:33 PM

 

MOONRISE:        12:52 PM

MOONSET:          11:58 PM

 

LOW TIDE:          6:37 AM                                7:34 PM

HIGH TIDE:        1:00 PM                                1:28 AM  FRI

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: THE FRONT WILL REACH THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS BY FRIDAY BEFORE STALLING AND WEAKENING THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

 

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY   

WEATHER: CLOUDY AHEAD AND IN VICINITY OF THE FRONT WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS BECOMING SUNNY AND COOL WITH THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR TWO BEHIND THE FRONT.

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BUT FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS AND CAICOS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

 

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND COOL WITH THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR TWO.

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

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED OVER THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN SEA AND CENTRAL AMERICA ARE GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED.   CLOSE PROXIMITY TO LAND IS LIKELY TO LIMIT DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM ON THURSDAY.   REGARDLESS OF DEVELOPMENT, LOCALLY HEAVY RAINS ARE LIKELY OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AMERICA AND CUBA DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS.   THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 30 PERCENT OF TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION THROUGH 48 HOURS AND A MEDIUM CHANCE THROUGH 5 DAYS.

 

FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON/rs

 

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