BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6:00 AM MONDAY 15TH JANUARY 2018 ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1030UTC.

WARNINGS: MARINERS AND BEACH-GOERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS AND ROUGH SURF CONDITIONS AT BEACHES MAINLY ALONG THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SHORELINES. WINDS MAY GUST TO NEAR GALE FORCE AND VISIBILITY MAY BE REDUCED TO LESS THAN 3 NAUTICAL MILES DURING HEAVY SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS.

GENERAL SITUATION: A ROBUST HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL GENERATE WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS THE BAHAMAS WHILE A STATIONARY FRONT LINGERING ACROSS THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS TRIGGERS SOME UNSETTLED WEATHER OVER THESE ISLANDS.

AREA: NORTHWEST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT.

WINDS: NORTHERLY AT 20 TO 30 KNOTS

SEAS:  8 T0 12 FEET

WEATHER: WINDY WITH THE CHANCE OF FEW SHOWERS.

AREA: CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY CONTINUES FOR THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS.

WINDS: NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS:  5 TO 8 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY NEAR THE FRONT.

MOONRISE:    6:29 AM TUE              MOONSET:     4:43 PM

HIGH TIDE:    6:39 AM & 6:52 PM    LOW TIDE:     1:06 PM & 12:55 AM TUE

EXTENDED FORECAST: (FOR THE NEXT THREE DAYS)

FORECAST FOR TUESDAY

ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS SHOULD NOT VENTURE FAR FROM PORT

WINDS: NORTHEASTERLY AT 20 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 7 TO 10 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 4 TO 7 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER: WINDY WITH THE CHANCE OF FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS.

FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY

WINDS: NORTHEASTERLY AT 15 TO 25 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND EASTERLY AT 15 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

SEAS: 5 TO 8 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS AND 3 TO 5 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THE CHANCE OF ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

FORECASTER: PATRICIA WEEKS/ac