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Extended Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands for August 20, 2018

#Nassau, August 20, 2018 – Bahamas

GENERAL SITUATION:  A BROAD SURFACE TROUGH WILL MOVE WESTWARD ACROSS THE BAHAMAS GENERATING SOME CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD BE VIGILANT FOR WATERSPOUT ACTIVITY.

 

 ALL AREAS

WEATHER: VARIABLY CLOUDY AND WARM WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS EARLY BECOMING SUNNY AND HOT BY MID-MORNING WITH A FEW BRIEF PASSING ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE.

ADVISORY:     SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IN EFFECT FOR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS. BOATERS SHOULD BE 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 NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS OVER THE OCEAN.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE                  93°F      34°C

OVERNITE LOW TEMPERATURE                 79°F      26°C

HEAT INDEX                                                               106°F      41°C

 

SUNRISE: 6:46AM                             

SUNSET: 7:38PM                               

 

MOONRISE: 3:35PM        

MOONSET: 2:36AM TUE           

 

LOW TIDE:   9:05AM                         10:03PM              

HIGH TIDE: 3:34PM                         3:50AM TUE

 

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: IN THE WAKE A BROAD WEAK TROUGH, A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL MEANDER AND DOMINATE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE AREA.

 

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY                                                                                    

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH A FEW BRIEF PASSING SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 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 OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS OVER THE OCEAN.

 

 

FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HUMID WITH A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS. FAIR AND WARM AT NIGHT.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 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: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS OVER THE OCEAN.

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: THE TROPICS REMAIN QUIET AND TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED THROUG THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

 

FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON/AA

 

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