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SEVERE WEATHER WATCH

Nassau, April 30, 2019 – Bahamas – THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH FROM 11:00AM TO 1:00PM, TUESDAY, 30TH APRIL, 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR SAN SALVADOR AND RUM CAY AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 11:00 AM RADAR, SATELLITE IMAGERY AND LIGHTNING DETECTION DEPICTED CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE TROUGH INTERACTING WITH AN UPPER LEVEL LOW ACROSS THE AREA. THE SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO SHIFT SLOWLY WESTWARDS TODAY WITH SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS POTENTIALLY SPREADING WESTWARDS.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS EXPECTED IN HEAVY DOWNPOURS.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: GREGORY D THOMPSON (SMO)

TIME ISSUED: 11:00AM, TUESDAY, 30TH APRIL, 2019.

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