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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 13th to 19th January 2020

General Situation: Strong high pressure will continue across the Bahamas maintaining fresh breezes around the islands through Tuesday before weakening and allowing winds to diminish through the remainder of the week. A weak low level trough will shift westwards through the islands by weekend while triggering a few showers. Marine conditions will gradually improve during the time period.

Monday 13th – Partly sunny, warm and breezy to windy with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mainly fair, warm and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 73°F. A small craft advisory will be in effect for the NW Bahamas and small craft operators in the Central and Southeast Bahamas are urged to remain in port. Beachgoers should refrain from entering the waters due to rough surf and dangerous rip currents. Winds E to SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots and gusty at times in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 5 to 8 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 8 to 10 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas in moderate to large north to northeasterly swells along Atlantic exposed areas.

Tuesday 14th – Partly sunny, warm and breezy to windy with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mainly fair, warm and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft operators should exercise caution in the NW Bahamas and a small craft advisory will be in effect for the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and ENE to ESE at 15 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 7 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas in moderate NE to E’ly swells.

Wednesday 15th – Partly sunny, warm and breezy to windy with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mainly fair, warm and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft operators should exercise caution. Winds E to SE at 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 over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 7 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas in moderate E’ly swells.

Thursday 16th – Partly Sunny and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers but breezy in the SE Bahamas during the day. Warm and muggy at night with a stray shower or two possible. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft operators in the Southeast Bahamas should exercise caution. Beachgoers in the Southeast Bahamas should remain vigilant due to the risk of rip currents along east coast beaches. Winds ENE to E at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Friday 17th – Partly sunny and warm with isolated showers possible but breezy across the Central and SE Bahamas during the day. Warm and muggy at night with a stray shower or two possible. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft operators in the Central and SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Beachgoers in the Central and SW Bahamas should remain vigilant due to the risk of rip currents along east coast beaches. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 7 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 18th – Variably cloudy and warn but breezy in the SE Bahamas with the chance of a few passing showers during the day. Warm at night with a stray shower or two possible. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft operators in the SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Beachgoers in the SE Bahamas should remain vigilant due to the risk of rip currents along east coast beaches. Winds SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Sunday 19th – Partly sunny and warm with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mainly fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Winds Variable less than 10 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 3 feet or less in the NW Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Beach-goers and mariners should be extremely 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 heed warnings due to strong gusty winds and rough seas, along with possible localized waterspout activity.

Gregory D Thompson (CCO)
For (Director)

 

 

 

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