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SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 15th to 21st July 2024
(ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY)

General Situation: A Heat Advisory is currently in effect for the Bahamas. Due to heat indices reaching into the triple digits and UV indices in the high to extreme range residents are advised to remain hydrated, wear loose fitted clothing and sunscreen and to take frequent breaks when outdoors during peak sunlight hours.

A surface ridge of high pressure will dominate the weather pattern across the Bahamas through a good portion of the week maintaining moderate to fresh breezes over the islands. An upper level disturbance will move hear the islands by midweek and along with the passage of a tropical wave to the south of the islands, expect the occasional isolated shower and thunderstorm in the forecast. A layer of Saharan Dust will begin to affect the islands Thursday and into the weekend. Residents with allergies and respiratory issues should take the necessary steps to safeguard their health.

Monday 15th – Partly sunny and hot with a few isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. Expect mostly fair and warm conditions with the chance of a passing shower or two at night. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 80°F. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and E’ly at 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 3 to 5 feet in the SE Bahamas…seas will be slightly higher in Atlantic exposures.

Tuesday 16th – Partly sunny and hot with the chance of a few isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. Mostly fair and warm at night with a stray shower or two possible. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 80°F. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms.Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and E’ly at 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 3 to 5 feet in the SE Bahamas…seas will be slightly higher in Atlantic exposures.

Wednesday 17th – Partly sunny, hot and a bit breezy with the chance of a few isolated showers and thunderstorms during the day. Mostly fair and warm at night with a stray shower or two possible. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 81°F. Small craft operators in the SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW and Cntrl Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Thursday 18th – Partly sunny, hot and a bit breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible during the day. Mostly fair and warm with the chance of an isolated shower or two at night. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 81°F. Small craft operators in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms.Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas.

Friday 19th – Partly sunny, hazy and breezy with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible during the day. Mostly fair, warm and a bit breezy with the chance of a passing shower or two at night. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 80°F. Small craft operators in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms.Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 20th – Partly sunny and hot and a bit breezy in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible during the day. Mostly fair and warm with the chance of an isolated shower or two at night. Maximum temperature 90°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Small craft operators in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms. Winds SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to S at 15 to 20 knots in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open waters in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas.

Sunday 21st – Partly sunny, warm and breezy with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the day. Mostly fair and warm with a passing shower or two possible at night. Small craft operators in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas should exercise caution. Gusty winds and higher seas can be expected in showers and thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 90°F and minimum temperature 81°F.  Winds SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over open in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Cntrl and SE Bahamas.

Warnings:  Beach-goers and mariners should be extremely vigilant due to rough surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents during stated advisories. Mariners should heed warnings due to strong gusty winds and rough seas, along with possible localized waterspout activity.

Gregory D Thompson (CCO)
For (Director)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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