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SEVEN – DAY WEATHER FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 13th to 19th July, 2020

General Situation: A trough lingers in the vicinity of the Northwest Bahamas and will continue to trigger pockets of unsettled weather through mid-week. A tropical wave moving across the Southeast Bahamas will slightly enhance shower chances through Tuesday. Another tropical wave will bring scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the islands Thursday through Friday as it moves westward. Moderate to Fresh winds will flow across the islands behind the wave as surface ridge builds north of The Bahamas.

MONDAY 13th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, hot and humid with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms in the Northwest Bahamas…Partly sunny, hot and humid in the Central & Southeast Bahamas with few showers and possible thunderstorms, turning fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 78°F. Winds: South to Southwest at 10 – 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas, Southeast to South 10 – 15 knots in the Central Bahamas & East to Southeast 10 – 15 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 2 – 4 feet over the ocean for all areas.

TUESDAY 14th – Partly sunny, hot and humid with isolated showers and few thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 93°F and minimum temperature 80°F. Winds: Southwest to West at 10 knots or less in the Northwest Bahamas but falling Light and Variable at times…. Southeast to South 10 knots or less, falling Light and Variable at times in the Central Bahamas…East to Southeast 10 – 15 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 3 feet or less over the ocean in the Northwest and Central Bahamas & 2 – 4 feet over the ocean in the Southeast Bahamas.

WEDNESDAY 15th –– Mostly sunny, hot and humid with few showers and possible thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 93°F and minimum temperature 80°F. Winds: Variable, less than 10 knots in the Northwest Bahamas becoming Easterly at 10 knots at night …. Easterly 10 knots or less in the daytime, increasing 10 – 15 knots at night in the Central Bahamas… & Easterly at 10 – 15 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 3 feet or less over the ocean in the Northwest & Central Bahamas, increasing 2 – 4 feet at night in the Central Bahamas…& 2 – 4 feet over the ocean in the Southeast Bahamas.

THURSDAY 16th –- Partly cloudy and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 78°F. A Small Craft Caution will come into effect for the Southeast Bahamas tonight. Winds: Easterly at 10 – 15 knots increasing 15 to 20 knots tonight in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 2 – 4 feet over the ocean, increasing 4 – 6 feet tonight in the Southeast Bahamas.

FRIDAY 17th — Variably cloudy and hot with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms; breezy in the Southeast Bahamas. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 78°F. A Small Craft Caution is in effect for the Southeast Bahamas. Winds: Easterly at 10 – 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas…East to Southeast at 15 knots in the Central Bahamas…& Easterly 15 – 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 2 – 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest Bahamas…3 – 5 feet in the Central Bahamas…& 4 – 6 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

SATURDAY 18th – Partly cloudy and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms; breezy in the Southeast Bahamas. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 79°F. A Small Craft Caution is in effect for the Southeast Bahamas. Winds: East to Southeast at 10 – 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas…East to Southeast at 15 knots in the Central Bahamas…& Easterly 15 – 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 2 – 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest Bahamas…3 – 5 feet in the Central Bahamas…& 4 – 6 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

SUNDAY 19th – Partly sunny and hot with isolated showers and thunderstorms; breezy in the Southeast Bahamas. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 79°F. A Small Craft Caution is in effect for the Southeast Bahamas. Winds: East to Southeast at 10 – 15 knots in the Northwest and Central Bahamas…& 15 – 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas. Seas: 2 – 4 feet over the ocean in the Northwest and Central Bahamas…& 4 – 6 feet in the Southeast Bahamas.

Kaylinda Ward-Forbes
(For) Director