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Bahamas Marine Forecast for July 13, 2018

Nassau, July 13, 2018 – Bahamas – MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 12PM FRIDAY 13TH JULY 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1600UTC.

 

GENERAL SITUATION: A TROUGH IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS EXTENDING FROM THE REMNANTS OF BERYL CONTINUES TO GENERATE UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA WHILE THE REMAINDER OF THE ISLANDS IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.

WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO REMAIN VIGILANT DUE TO THE POSSIBILITY OF WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY.  HEAT INDEX WILL REACH INTO THE LOW TO MID 100’S SO IT IS ADVISED THAT OUTSIDE

ACTIVITIES BE LIMITED AND DRINK PLENTY WATER TO STAY HYDRATED.

 

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

 

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE HEAVY AND STRONG AT TIMES.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

 

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERTT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

 

SUNSET:          8:01PM                  SUNRISE:                 6:29AM SAT.

MOONSET:     8:46PM                 MOONRISE:            8:03AM SAT.

 

LOW TIDE:      1:36PM                  HIGH TIDE:              8:00PM

LOW TIDE:      2:29AM SAT.        HIGH TIDE:              8:23AM SAT.

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: AN AREA OF LOW PRESSURE, ASSOCIATED WITH THE REMNANTS OF BERYL, IS LOCATED ABOUT 300 MILES WEST OF BERMUDA.  THE ASSOCIATED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY REMAINS

DISORGANIZED DUE TO STRONG UPPER-LEVEL WINDS.  THESE WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME EVEN LESS CONDUCIVE FOR SUBTROPICAL OR TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT OVER THE NEXT DAY OR TWO WHILE THE LOW MOVES NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD,

AND ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT WILL BE LIMITED ONCE THE LOW REACHES COLDER WATERS BY SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION THROUGH 5 DAYS.

 

FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON/CJ.

 

 

 

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