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Extended Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands

#Nassau, August 8, 2018 – Bahamas – HERE IS THE BAHAMAS PUBLIC FORECAS FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT WEDNESDAY 08TH AUGUST 2018.

GENERAL SITUATION: SEVERAL WEAK TROUGHS WILL AFFECT THE BAHAMAS WITH POCKETS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER WHILE BROAD HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE CONTINUES OVER THE AREA.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REMAIN VIGILANT FOR POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY TODAY. BEACHGOERS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS SHOULD BE ON ALERT FOR ROUGH SURF AND THE MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENT ALONG EASTERN SHORELINES.

 

NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

 

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.  PARTLY CLOUDY TO FAIR AND WARM AT NIGHT WITH FEW BRIEF PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.

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

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES AND EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

 

SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS & TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS

 

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH THE CHANCE OF A PASSING SHOWER TODAY, TURNING MAINLY FAIR AND WARM TONIGHT.

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION

WINDS: EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS, DIPPING TO 12 TO 18 KNOTS AT TIMES BY AFTERNOON.

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN BUT FALLING TO 3 TO 5 FEET AT TIMES DURING AFTERNOON HOURS.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:       92F        33C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE:      80F        27C

 

HEAT INDEX:     106F        41C

 

SUNRISE:         6:41AM WED.             SUNSET:            7:48PM WED.

MOONSET:      5:26PM WED.              MOONRISE:     4:34AM THU.

 

LOW TIDE:     10:30AM WED.            HIGH TIDE:       4:59PM WED.

LOW TIDE:     11:28PM WED.             HIGH TIDE:       5:19AM THU.

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: SEVERAL WEAK TROUGHS WILL AFFECT THE BAHAMAS WITH POCKETS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER AS BROAD SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE CONTINUES OVER THE AREA.

 

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS NEAR THE BIMINI AND ANDROS AREA.  MAINLY FAIR AND WARM AT NIGHT WITH BRIEF PASSING SHOWERS LIKELY.

WINDS: EAST-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS, FALLING TO 1 TO 3 FEET AT TIMES IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WITH SOME SCATTERED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE DAYTIME THROUGH NIGHTFALL.  ELSEWHERE PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED SHOWERS, TURNING MAINLY FAIR AND WARM AT NIGHT.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 12 TO 18 KNOTS ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, BUT GUSTY AT TIMES

SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS, BUT HIGHER IN GUSTS

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON SUBTROPICAL STORM DEBBY…ELSEWHERE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

 

 

FORECASTER: G.GREENE/CJ

 

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