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Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos for this afternoon and tonight, Friday 13th July, 2018

#Nassau, July 13th, 2018 – Bahamas – 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.

 

SPECIAL 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

 

WEATHER: A MIX OF SUN AND CLOUDS AND HOT WITH WIDELYY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE HEAVY AND STRONG AT TIMES. FAIR AND WARM TONIGHT.

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.

 

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

 

WEATHER: MOSTLY SUNNY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON.  FAIR AND WARM TONIGHT.

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.  SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ON ALERT 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 AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:       93F         34C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE:      77F         25C

 

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.

 

WEATHER OUTLOOK: A TROUGH IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS EXTENDING FROM THE REMNANTS OF BERYL WILL LINGER IN THE AREA THROUGH SUNDAY WHILE THE REMAINDER OF THE ISLANDS WILL PERSIST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE.

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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