MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM THURSDAY 10TH MAY 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 0930UTC. 

NO WARNINGS. SMALL CRAFT SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS AS WELL AS REDUCED VISIBILITY TO 3NM OR LESS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A SURFACE TROUGH STRETCHING FROM NORTHERN EXUMA TOWARDS NORTHERN CAT ISLAND AND LIFTING NORTHWESTWARDS, WILL BOOST THE CHANCES OF UNSETTLED WEATHER ACROSS THE BAHAMAS THROUGH TONIGHT.

NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

WINDS:NORTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS BUT FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL TROUGH.

SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION REMAINS IN EFFECT.

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

SEAS:     4 TO 7 FEET OVER THE OCEAN.

WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

MOONSET:  3:13PM                        MOONRISE:  3:59 AM FRIDAY

LOW TIDE:  9:43 AM            &         10:05 PM

HIGH TIDE:  3:53 PM           &          4:09 AM FRI

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY 

WINDS: NORTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, SOUTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS OVER THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS:2 TO 4 FEET OVER THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET OVER THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER: SCATTERED SHOWERS OR ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WINDS: EAST-NORTHEAST TO EAST-SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, AND EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS:  2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

WEATHER:  ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF FEW ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS

 

FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS /C.G.


 

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