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BAHAMAS: 3 Day Public Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands

#Nassau, September 11, 2018 – Bahamas – THE PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT TUESDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 2018, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY.

 

 GENERAL SITUATION:  A WEAK RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL EXTEND ACROSS THE BAHAMAS RESULTING IN LIGHT WINDS ACROSS THE ISLANDS TODAY.

 

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO SWELLS BEGINNING TO INCREASE ACROSS THE OCEAN EAST OF THE EASTERNMOST ISLANDS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT DUE TO RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST COAST BEACHES TODAY.

 

FOR ALL AREAS

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND HOT WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY, MAINLY FAIR TONIGHT WITH A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE.

ADVISORY:          GUST WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS:                 NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES.

SEAS:                     2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN IN SLIGHT NORTHEAST TO EASTERLY SWELLS

 

HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY       91F         33C

HEAT INDEX                                        102F       39C

LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT   77F         25C

 

SUN                      

SUNRISE:             6:54AM                SUNSET:               7:16PM

 

MOON

MOONRISE:        8:44AM                 MOONSET:         9:00PM

 

TIDES

HIGH TIDE:          8:38AM                9:01PM

LOW TIDE:           2:55PM                 3:17AM WED

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT TWO DAYS)ROUGH SURF AND SEAS AS WELL AS DANGEROUS AND LIFE THREATENING RIP CURRENTS WILL AFFECT THE BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS AS MAJOR HURRICANE FLORENCE IS EXPECTED TO PASS WELL TO THE NORTH AND EAST OF THE ISLANDS…

 

FORECAST FOR  WEDNESDAY

 

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

WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS:3 T 5 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 10 TO 12 FEET OFFSHORE IN LARGE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 6 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

FORECAST FOR  THURSDAY

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

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS.

SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET NEARSHORE AND UP TO 5 TO 8 FEET OFFSHORE IN MODERATE TO LARGE N TO NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: SEE NEWS ITEMS ON HURRICANE FLORENCE AND HELENE AND TROPICAL STORM ISAAC. (1) Elsewhere showers and thunderstorms associated with a surface trough over the northwestern Caribbean Sea and the Yucatan Peninsula continue to show some signs of organization. Upper level winds are forecast to become more conducive for development later in the week and a tropical depression could form on Thursday or Friday while the disturbance moves across the western Gulf of Mexico.

(2) Also a non-tropical area of low pressure is forecast to form along a trough of low pressure located over the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. Environmental conditions are conducive for some development and a tropical or subtropical depression could form by the end of the week.

 

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