SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS 15th TO 21st FEBRUARY 2018


General Situation: A dominant high pressure ridge north of the Bahamas will continue to produce mainly pleasant and warm conditions over the area through the weekend. High pressure ridge will continue to keep fronts north of the Bahamas into the new week with most troughs stalling and dissipating over the Florida region.

Thursday 15th – Mostly sunny and warm today across the NW Bahamas but partly cloudy, breezy and warm with some scattered showers likely across the Central and SE Bahamas. Partly cloudy to fair at night with the chance of a few passing showers at night. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 7 feet over the Central and SE Bahamas.

Friday 16th – Mostly sunny and warm but breezy in the Central and SE Bahamas with the chance of few passing showers during the day and fair and mild at night with the slight chance of showers. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas early. Winds E to SE at 10 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots at first but decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later but gusty at times later in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 3 feet or less in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas early but  dropping to 3 to 5 feet later in the Central Bahamas.

Saturday 17th – Mostly sunny and warm with few passing showers likely. Fair and mild at night but continuing breezy in the Central and SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots across the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Sunday 18th – Partly sunny and warm with few isolated shower during the day. Fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas and a caution comes into effect by evening for the Central Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times; E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas increasing to 15 to 20 knots by early evening and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet over the SE Bahamas.

Monday 19th – Partly sunny, breezy and warm with few scattered showers during the day. Partly cloudy and mild with few lingering showers likely at night. Maximum temperature 83°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW Bahamas and an advisory remains in effect for the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 20th – Partly sunny, windy and warm with isolated showers likely during the day. Fair and breezy at nightfall. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft caution continues across the NW Bahamas and an advisory continues for the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots across the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the NW Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 21st – Partly sunny, windy and warm with few isolated showers during the day, turning fair and breezy and warm at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW Bahamas and an advisory remains in effect for the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas; E’ly at 15 to 25 knots in the Central and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas; 5 to 8 feet in the Central and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Beach-goers and mariners should exercise caution due to high surf and the risk of rip currents along the northern and eastern shorelines during stated advisories.

Geoffrey N. Greene
For (Director)