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3-Day Forecast for The Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands

#Nassau, November 12, 2018 – Bahamas 

GENERAL SITUATION:  A STATIONARY FRONT IN THE VICINITY OF THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WILL DISSIPATE TODAY WHILE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS IN ITS WAKE.

 

SPECIAL WARNINGS: BEACHGOERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AT EAST COAST BEACHES.

 

ALL AREAS

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH A FEW PASSING SHOWERS TODAY. VARIABLE CLOUDINESS AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS TONIGHT.

 

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.

 

WINDS:  EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

 

SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

 

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:          86°F    30°C

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE:     72°F    22°C

 

SUNRISE:  06:24AM            MOONRISE: 10:43AM                    HIGH TIDE: 10:46AM

SUNSET:    05:21PM             MOONSET:   09:40PM                     LOW TIDE:  05:19PM

 

HIGH TIDE:  11:11PM

LOW TIDE:   05:11AM TUE.

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: HIGH PRESSURE WILL PERSIST ACROSS THE AREA BEFORE WEAKENING AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING TROPICAL WAVE ASSOCIATED WITH A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM THAT SHOULD MOVE NEAR THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS BY WEDNESDAY EVENING.

 

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, WARM AND BREEZY WITH THE CHANCE OF A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS.

 

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

WEATHER: PARTLY SUNNY AND WARM WITH A FEW SCATTERED SHOWERS.

 

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS…4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS.

 

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A LARGE AREA OF CLOUDINESS AND THUNDERSTORMS EXTENDING FROM THE LESSER ANTILLES NORTHEASTWARDS OVER THE TROPICAL ATLANTIC FOR SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES IS ASSOCIATED WITH A WESTWARD MOVING TROPICAL WAVE AND AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM.

THIS SYSTEM IS FORECAST TO MOVE NEAR OR NORTH OF THE LEEWARD ISLANDS, PUERTO RICO, HISPANIOLA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN BAHAMAS.  RESIDENTS IN THE SOUTHEAST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND THE TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS, ARE ASKED TO CAREFULLY MONITOR THE PROGRESS OF THIS SYSTEM OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS.

THIS SYSTEM IS SHOWING A HIGH CHANCE OF 70 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

 

FORECASTER: IAN V. MCKENZIE

 

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