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Forecast for the Bahamas and the Turks & Caicos Islands from 30th April to 05th May 2019

#Nassau, April 30, 2019 – Bahamas S

General Situation:  A surface trough along with a mid to upper level trough across the Central Bahamas continues to trigger unsettled weather across the entire Bahamas with some severe weather occurring at times through Thursday. The mid to upper level trough will shift across the NW Bahamas and weaken on Thursday as it completely dissipates by Friday. Meanwhile building high pressure ridge north of the Bahamas will produce moderate to strong breezes over the area through Thursday, then it will weaken and shift eastwards through Sunday.M

Tuesday 30th – Partly sunny, windy and warm with few lingering showers or possible isolated thunderstorm NW Bahamas during the daytime, turning mainly fair and warm at night time. Variable cloudiness and windy with scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms across the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands through nightfall. Maximum temperature 83°F and a minimum temperature 73°F.  Small craft advisory continues across the entire Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 15 to 25 knots overall areas. Seas 5 to 8 feet overall areas but higher in moderate N’ly to NE’ly swells across the Bahamas.

Wednesday 01st – Partly cloudy, breezy to windy and warm with the chance of isolated showers in the NW Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair and warm at night with the slight chance of a shower. In the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands cloudy to occasionally overcast and windy with scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms, some becoming heavy to severe at times during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 83°F and a minimum temperature 74°F.  Small craft advisory across the entire Bahamas becomes a caution across the Central and SE Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos Islands later.  Winds E to SE at 15 to 25 knots across the entire Bahamas early but decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas later and dropping to 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands later. Seas 5 to 8 feet across the entire Bahamas early, falling to 4 to 7 feet later in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands later and 3 to 5 feet in the NW Bahamas. Light to moderate NE’ly to E’ly swells overall areas.

Thursday 02nd – Variable cloudiness, warm and humid with some scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 74°F.  Small craft advisory across the NW and SE Bahamas early becomes a caution across the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands later.  Winds E to SE at 15 to 25 knots in the NW and SE Bahamas early but decreasing to 12 to 18 knots in the NW Bahamas as winds become 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands later. Seas 5 to 8 feet over NW and SE Bahamas, falling to 3 to 5 feet in the NW Bahamas later and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with light to moderate E’ly swells across the Bahamas.

Friday 03rd – Variable cloudiness, very warm and humid with scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas, generally clearing across the Central and SE Bahamas
and the Turks and Caicos Islands through nightfall. Maximum temperature 88°F and a minimum temperature 75°F.  Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas.  Winds SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands but higher in moderate NE’ly to E’ly swell across the Bahamas.

Saturday 04th – Mostly cloudy to overcast, very warm and humid with lingering showers or possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime. Turning fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 88°F and a minimum temperature 75°F.  Small craft should exercise caution across the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands but decreasing across the Central Bahamas by afternoon.  Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, falling to 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands becoming 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas later. Lingering E’ly to SE’ly swells across the entire Bahamas.

Sunday 05th – Partly sunny, very warm and humid with the chance of few isolated showers in the NW and Central Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair and warm at night time. Partly cloudy to cloudy and very warm with the chance of passing showers during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 89°F and a minimum temperature 75°F.  Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands early. Winds ESE to SSE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands , falling to 2 to 4 feet later.

Dissipating E’ly to SE’ly swells expected overall areas.

Beachgoers and mariners should be vigilant due to rough surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along the north and east coast beaches during stated advisories. Mariners should exercise extreme caution for ocean swells and possible severe weather activity over parts of the Bahamas as stated.

Geoffrey Greene

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