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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from May 12th to May 18th, 2022

General Situation: A deep layered low pressure system north of the Bahamas will slowly drift southwestwards today while generating hazardous beaching and boating conditions. Meanwhile, a surface trough extending southwards from the low across the Central Bahamas coupled with a stationary frontal boundary near the Southeast Bahamas will help to generate some showers and thunderstorms across the islands. The low is expected to move into the southeast United States and weaken Friday then shift northwards into the weekend. A trailing trough from the low will lift northwards across the island through the weekend triggering bouts of showers and thunderstorms with breezy conditions spreading westwards across portions of the island chain as the trough exits the area.

Thursday 12th – Partly cloudy and warm with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight. A small craft advisory is in effect for the NW Bahamas and a caution in effect for the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Winds N to NE at 5 to 10 knots in the NW Bahamas and S to SW at 10 to 15 knots in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and up to 8 feet offshore in the NW Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet nearshore and up to 6 feet offshore in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas in N to NE’ly swells.

Friday 13th – Variably cloudy, humid and a bit breezy with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms through tonight. A small craft caution will be in effect due to swells. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet nearshore and up to 6 feet offshore in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 7 feet in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas in N to NE’ly swells.

Saturday 14th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and thunderstorms. A small craft caution will be in the SE Bahamas. Winds SE to Sat 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Sunday 15th – Partly cloudy and warm with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. Mostly fair with a few late night showers expected during the night. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots falling light and variable at times across the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean.

Monday 16th – Partly sunny and very warm with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mostly fair and warm with a few late night showers possible during the night. Winds Variable at 5 to 10 knots in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 1 to 3 feet over the ocean in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 17th – Partly sunny and very warm with a few isolated showers possible during the day. Mostly fair and warm with a few late night showers possible during the night. Winds Variable at 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet over the ocean.

Wednesday 18th – Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a few isolated showers. Fair and warm with a passing shower or two possible at night. Winds Variable at 5 to 10 knots. Seas 1 to 3 feet over the ocean.

Mariners should heed warnings and Beach-goers should remain vigilant due to rough surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents during stated advisories.

Gregory D Thompson (CCO)
For (Director)

 

 

 

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