BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

 

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6PM SATURDAY 26TH MAY 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGICAL AT 2200 UTC. 

WARNINGS: BOATERS AND BEACHGOERS SHOULD EXERCISE EXTREME CAUTION DUE TO ROUGH SURF, DANGEROUS RIP CURRENTS ALONG WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS…ALSO A FLOOD WATCH WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR ISLANDS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS FOR LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS DUE TO HEAVY AND PROLONGED RAINFALL DURING THE NEXT 24 TO 36 HOURS.

GENERAL SITUATION:  DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE ASSOCIATED WITH SUBTROPICAL STORM ALBERTO CONTINUES TO STREAM ACROSS THE BAHAMAS GENERATING WIDESPREAD SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE ISLANDS TONIGHT THROUGH TOMORROW

AREA: NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT. BOATERS SHOULD ALSO BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS IN OR NEAR HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.

SEAS:  5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN HIGHER IN GUSTS

WEATHER: WINDY WITH WIDESPREAD SHOWERS, MODERATE TO OCCASIONALLY HEAVY AT TIMES ALONG WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS,   SOME THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE STRONG AT TIMES THROUGH TOMORROW.

AREA: SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT.

WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS…GUSTY IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SEAS:  5 TO 8 FEET OVER THE OCEAN…HIGHER IN GUSTS.

WEATHER: WINDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH TOMORROW.

MOONRISE:    5:22PM

MOONSET:     5:09AM SUN.

LOW TIDE:     12:07AM SUN & 12:09PM SUN

HIGH TIDE:    5:59AM SUN & 6:29PM SUN

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: PLEASE SEE LATEST NEWS ITEM ON SUB-TROPICAL STORM ALBERTO.

FORECASTER: SHEZELL MATHER/ac