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3-Day Bahamas and Turks & Caicos Public Forecast

#Bahamas, November 8, 2017 – Nassau – PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2017, ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

GENERAL SITUATION: A SURFACE TROUGH IS NEAR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…WHILE MID TO UPPER LEVEL TROUGHING OVER THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SUPPORTS WIDESPREAD CLOUDINESS WITH INCREASED SHOWER CHANCES.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEASTERN ISLANDS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH SPOTTY SHOWERS AND A FEW POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS…TURNING MAINLY FAIR TONIGHT WITH A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO.

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

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS, BUT FALLING LIGHT & VARIABLE AT TIMES.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

WEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TONIGHT.

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT…BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

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

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE        85        °F        29        °C

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE   72        °F        22        °C

 

SUNRISE       6:22AM

SUNSET         5:25PM

MOONSET:  10:51AM

MOONRISE: 10:03PM

HIGH TIDE:  10:46AM         &         11:14PM

LOW TIDE:    5:18PM           &         5:22AM THU

 

EXTENDED FORECAST :THE SURFACE TROUGH IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT WESTWARDS AND GRADUALLY DISSIPATE THROUGH THURSDAY…WHILE A COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO DRIFT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON FRIDAY.

WEATHER OUTLOOK:

FORECAST FOR    THURSDAY 

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

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

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

 

FORECAST FOR    FRIDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE CENTRAL & SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS BUT INCREASING 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS FRIDAY NIGHT.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUT INCREASING 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS FRIDAY NIGHT.

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE THE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON TROPICAL STORM RINA… ELSEWHERE, TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

 

FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/vd

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