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BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

THIS IS THE MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6PM TUESDAY 15TH AUGUST 2017 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 2200UTC.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: MARINERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF WATERSPOUTS. BEACHGOERS AND MARINERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR THE MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS MAINLY ALONG NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES IN THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A LARGE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE CONTINUES TO BUILD ACROSS THE BAHAMAS.

ALL AREAS

WEATHER: MAINLY FAIR AND WARM WITH THE SLIGHT CHANCE OF A SHOWER TONIGHT. PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY, HOT AND HUMID WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS OR A POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM TOMORROW.

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS. BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS NEAR OR IN HEAVY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: VARIABLE AT 10 KNOTS OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS; EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS: 3 FEET OR LESS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS; 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS OVER THE OCEAN.

MOONRISE: 1:32AM WED
MOONSET: 3:09PM WED

LOW TIDE: 9:03PM 9:12AM WED
HIGH TIDE: 2:55AM WED 3:43PM WED

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE THE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE GERT, LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES WEST OF BERMUDA.

  • AN ELONGATED AREA OF LOW PRESSURE LOCATED MORE THAN A THOUSAND MILES EAST OF THE LESSER ANTILLES IS BEING MONITORED FOR DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 20 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND A MEDIUM CHANCE OF 40 PERCENT DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
  • A LOW-PRESSURE AREA LOCATED A FEW HUNDRED MILES WEST-SOUTHWEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS IS BEING MONITORED FOR DEVELOPMENT. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 20 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 48 HOURS AND A MEDIUM CHANCE OF 40 PERCENT DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.
  • A TROPICAL WAVE OVER WESTERN AFRICA IS FORECAST TO EMERGE OVER THE FAR EASTERN ATLANTIC OCEAN ON WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM HAS A LOW CHANCE OF 20 PERCENT FOR TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

FORECASTER: ORSON NIXON/vd