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3-Day Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands – March 5, 2018

#Bahamas, March 5, 2018 – Nassau – PUBLIC FORECAST FOR 6:00 TODAY AND TONIGHT MONDAY 5TH MARCH 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

 

GENERAL SITUATION: A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD FROM THE NORTH TO ACROSS THE ISLANDS TODAY MEANWHILE HAZARDOUS BOATING AND BEACHING CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST AS EXTREMELY LARGE SWELLS GENERATED BY A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE ATLANTIC CONTINUE TO AFFECT THE ISLANDS

 

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS ARE URGED TO REMAIN IN PORT AND BEACHGOERS ARE TO REMAIN OUT OF THE WATER DUE TO DANGEROUS SURF, STRONG RIP CURRENTS AND LARGE BREAKING WAVES AT NORTH AND EAST COAST SHORELINES MOTORIST SHOULD AVOID TRAVERSING THE GLASS WINDOW BRIDGE ON ELEUTHERA AND ALSO TO EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST ROADS PARTICULARLY IN THE EASTERN MOST ISLANDS

 

FOR ALL AREAS

 

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND LESS BREEZY WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A FEW BRIEF PASSING LIGHT SHOWERS TODAY PARTLY CLOUDY AND COOL TONIGHT

ADVISORY: BOATERS ARE URGE TO REMAIN IN PORT DUE TO HAZARDOUS SEAS AND LARGE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS

 

WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS

 

SEAS: 5 TO 7 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 15 TO 20 FEET OFFSHORE MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINES OF THE EASTERN MOST ISLANDS

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY                       79F         26C

LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT                   66F         19C

 

SUN      

SUNRISE:             6:29AM                                SUNSET:               6:12PM

 

MOON 

MOONSET:         9:03AM                                MOONRISE:        9:59PM

 

TIDES

HIGH TIDE:          10:11AM              10:39PM

LOW TIDE:           4:27PM                 4:58AM                TUE

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS) HIGH PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WHILE SHIFTING EASTWARDS ALLOWING WINDS TO RELAX ON TUESDAY ANOTHER STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS ON WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS INCREASING WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE FRONT

 

FORECAST FOR  TUESDAY            

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS MAINLY FAIR AT NIGHT

WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BECOMING EAST TO SOUTHEAST BY AFTERNOON

SEAS: 3 TO 6 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 12 TO 14 FEET OFFSHORE MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINE IN LARGE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS

 

FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAY

WEATHER: SUN AND CLOUDS MIX WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS AS THE FRONT MOVES INTO THE AREA PARTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY AT NIGHT

WINDS: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

SEAS:                     3 TO 6 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 8 TO 10 FEET OFFSHORE MAINLY ALONG THE ATLANTIC EXPOSED SHORELINE IN LARGE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS

 

FORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSON (SMO)/WB

 

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