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3-DAY BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 6AM EST, WEDNESDAY 25TH JANUARY 2023
(ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 1030 UTC.)

WARNINGS: BEACH-GOERS ACROSS ALL AREAS ARE ADVISED THAT THERE IS A SLIGHT TO MODERATE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS IMPACTING EASTERN AND SOUTHERN SHORELINES.

 

GENERAL SITUATION: THE REMNANTS OF A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL INDUCE SOME SPARSE SHOWER ACTIVITY OVER PORTIONS OF THE ISLAND CHAIN WHILE SHIFTING NORTHWARDS TODAY. THIS WILL ALLOW A SURFACE RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE TO RE-ESTABLISH ITSELF, AS IT STEERS SLIGHTLY WARMER MARITIME BREEZES ACROSS THE AREA THROUGH TONIGHT.

 

FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS:

WEATHER: A BIT BREEZY CONDITIONS ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHT PASSING SHOWERS IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.
WINDS: EAST-SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH-SOUTHEAST AT 15 KNOTS TODAY, BECOMING SOUTHERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BY THIS EVENING
SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET BY TONIGHT.

 

FOR THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS:

WEATHER: BREEZY WITH A STRAY SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE THROUGH TONIGHT.
ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS CURRENTLY IN EFFECT.
WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.
SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS.

 

SUNRISE: 6:54 AM
SUNSET: 5:49 PM

MOONRISE: 9:55 AM
MOONSET: 10:09 PM

HIGH TIDE: 10:26 AM / 10:59 PM
LOW TIDE: 4:51 PM / 5:12 AM THU

 

EXTENDED FORECAST: THE SURFACE RIDGE WILL SHIFT EASTWARDS, AS ANOTHER COLD FRONT IS ANTICIPATED TO ENTER THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS BY THURSDAY EVENING. BRISK WINDS AND INCREASED SHOWER ACTIVITY IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP JUST BEHIND THE FRONT, AS THE SYSTEM STALLS IN THE VICINITY OF THE EXUMA CAYS BY FRIDAY.

 

FORECAST FOR THURSDAY                                                                             

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT FOR THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS LATE THURSDAY.
WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS, FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE AT TIMES AHEAD OF THE FRONT, SHIFTING NORTHWEST TO NORTH AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS…SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS, OCCASIONALLY FALLING LIGHT AND VARIABLE ELSEWHERE.
SEAS: 1 TO 3 FEET OVER THE OCEAN, BUILDING 4 TO 6 FEET ACROSS THE EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AFTER THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.
WEATHER: EXPECT A FEW ISOLATED SHOWERS MAINLY IN THE VICINITY OF THE FRONTAL BOUNDARY.

 

FORECAST FOR FRIDAY

ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION WILL COME INTO EFFECT FOR THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS.
WINDS: NORTHEAST TO EAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT, SHIFTING NORTH TO NORTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE WAKE OF THE FRONTAL PASSAGE.
SEAS: 4 TO 7 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS, SUBSIDING 2 TO 4 FEET ELSEWHERE.
WEATHER: LOCALLY BREEZY WITH WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS.

 

FORECASTER: C. WATSON-RAHMING/AA

 

 

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