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General Situation: A cold front across the Northwest Bahamas will keep unsettled weather conditions over most of the Bahamas today through Friday as the system slowly moves across the Central and SE Bahamas. The front will gradually dissipate across the Central and SE Bahamas on Saturday as a mid to upper level trough/low shifts near the NW Bahamas on Sunday. The mid to upper level trough will slide south-eastwards across the NW and Central Bahamas on Monday and Tuesday while producing cloudiness and unsettled across the SE Bahamas as it shift to the Hispaniola area late Wednesday to early Thursday.

  • Thursday 16th – Variably cloudy, very warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms, some becoming heavy to severe at times during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 90°F and a minimum temperature 74°F. Winds NE to E at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and variable at 10 knots or less early in the SE Bahamas, becoming NE to E at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts late. Seas 2 to 4 feet across the NW and SE Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times and 1 to 3 feet in the Central Bahamas.
  • Friday 17th Mostly cloudy to overcast and very warm with scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms, some becoming heavy to severe at times mainly across the Central and SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 73°F. Winds E’ly at 12 to 18 knots in the NW and SE Bahamas and E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas. Seas 3 to 5 feet in the NW and SE Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas.
  • Saturday 18thPartly to mostly cloudy and very warm with few widely scattered showers and thunderstorms, some becoming heavy to severe at times during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 75°F. Winds E to SE at 12 to 18 knots overall areas, falling to 10 to 15 knots at times. Seas 3 to 5 feet overall areas, falling to 2 to 4 feet at times.
  • Sunday 19thPartly cloudy to cloudy and very warm with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorm during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the entire Bahamas early. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots early, turning more E’ly at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts mainly across the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet overall areas early but becoming 2 to 4 feet later, except building to near 6 feet in gusts across the SE Bahamas.
  • Monday 20thMostly sunny and very warm with lingering scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the SE Bahamas during the daytime through night time. Maximum temperature 87°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts across the Central and SE Bahamas early. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas, but building up to 6 feet at times in the Central and SE Bahamas early.
  • Tuesday 21stPartly to mostly sunny and very warm with lingering scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the SE Bahamas during the daytime. Fair and warm at night with the chance of an isolated showers. Maximum temperature 87°F and a minimum temperature 75°F. Winds ENE to ESE at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts early, turning E’ly at 10 knots or less at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times and 1 to 3 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas.
  • Wednesday 22ndMostly sunny, humid and hot with few isolated showers and thunderstorms during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair and warm at night time with the chance of few scattered showers mainly in the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 88°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Winds ENE to ESE at 10 to 15 knots overall areas, falling light and variable at times through nightfall. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean overall areas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times.

Beachgoers and mariners should be 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 exercise extreme caution for ocean swells and the possible formation of waterspout activity.

Geoffrey Greene
For (Director)