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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 17th to 23rd February 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high across the Bahamas will continue to dominate the weather over the area over the next few days and produce generally fair weather. A cold front will move into the Northwest Bahamas early Friday morning and continue rapidly southeastward across the Central Bahamas. The front will be accompanied by a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms as it moves across the island chain. Winds will become fresh to strong after the front passes.

Monday 17th – Mostly sunny and warm with a chance of a passing shower or two during the daytime. Fair tonight with the chance of a shower. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft caution across the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 18th – Mostly sunny, breezy and warm with a chance of passing showers, turning fair at night with a shower possible. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 70°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Northwest Bahamas and a small advisory in effect for the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas. E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.

Wednesday 19th – Mostly sunny and warm with a chance of passing showers. Fair at night with a chance of showers. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft advisory in effect for the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and Central Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 3 to 5 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 5 to 8 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Thursday 20th – The weather across the NW Bahamas will be partly sunny and warm with a chance of passing showers during the day time.  Partly cloudy to cloudy with a chance of showers at night. Mostly sunny and warm conditions expected over the Central and SE Bahamas during the day fair and warm at night-time. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 74°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 3 to 5 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Friday 21st– Cloudy with a few scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms across the NW Bahamas. Partly sunny and warm at first across the Central and SE Bahamas, turning cloudy with a few scattered and possible thunderstorms by the evening and night-time hours. Maximum temperature 82°F and a minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft advisory in effect for the NW Bahamas. Winds S to SW at 10 to 15 knots ahead of the front over the NW Bahamas becoming N to NW at 20 to 25 knots after the frontal passage. S to SW at 10 to 15 knots over the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas building 6 to 9 feet after the front passes. 2 to 4 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 22nd – Mostly cloudy and with a few scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 80°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft advisory in effect for the entire Bahamas. Winds NE 20 to 25 knots. Seas 6 to 9 feet.

Sunday 23rd – Partly cloudy to cloudy and windy with a chance of passing showers. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft caution in effect for the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots over the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Beach-goers and mariners should be vigilant for rough surf and the moderate to high risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along the north and east coast beaches during the stated advisories. Boaters and beach-goers should also be alert for possible waterspout activity. Mariners should exercise caution for gusty winds and higher seas during heavy showers or possible thunderstorms. Moderate to large ocean swells will continue to affect the seas on north through east coast beaches, with occasional sea spray and road incursion from sand and battering waves likely along coastal roads. Residents and motorists in Grand Bahama and Eleuthera should avoid using the Fishing Hole Road and the Glass Window Bridge respectively as wind driven waves and swells may create hazardous conditions. Some flooding is likely to occur across the parts of the Bahamas as ponding water accumulates from steady rainfall and occasionally heavy downpours.

Arnold King
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