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Extended Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands

#Bahamas, October 25, 2017 – Nassau – THIS IS A PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 6AM.

GENERAL SITUATION:  A COLD FRONT CURRENTLY ACROSS SOUTH FLORIDA IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS THIS MORNING THEN QUICKLY MOVES INTO THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS BY TONIGHT.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR MODERATE RIP CURRENT ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO OCCASIONALLY OVERCAST AND WINDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY THROUGH TONIGHT

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IN EFFECT

WINDS: WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT AND SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT AND 4 TO 6 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT

CENTRAL , SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF AN ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORM TURNING PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  TONIGHT

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT 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.

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:     88    °F           31 °C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE:    75  °F              24 °C

SUNRISE: 7:13AM                                                            SUNSET: 6:34PM

MOONRISE: 12:05PM                                                     MOONSET: 11:09 PM

LOW TIDE: 5:50AM                       &                              6:44PM

HIGH TIDE: 12:12PM                    &                             12:36AM THU

EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) THE COLD FRONT MOVING THROUGH TO THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AND STALL BY FRIDAY

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY 

WEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY AND WINDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY TURNING FAIR AND A BIT COOL AT NIGHT

WINDS: NORTHWEST TO NORTH 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS, SOUTHWEST TO WEST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

WEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY AND WINDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY TURNING FAIR AND A BIT COOL AT NIGHT

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST, SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS & CAICOS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A BROAD AREA OF LOW PRESSURE CENTERED NEAR THE EAST COAST OF NICARAGUA IS PRODUCING DISORGANIZED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.   CLOSE PROXIMITY TO LAND IS LIKELY TO LIMIT DEVELOPMENT OF THIS SYSTEM FOR THE NEXT DAY OR TWO.   THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 10 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION THROUGH 48 HOURS AND A MEDIUM CHANCE OF 50 PERCENT THROUGH 5 DAYS.

 FORECASTER: SHEZELLE MATHER /C.G.

Photo: Grace Bay Beach, (The Sands), Turks & Caicos

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