Weather Forecast May 19-24, 2017

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May 19, 2017

GENERAL SITUATION: Deep layered troughing with rich tropical moisture continues to create unsettled weather across the Bahamas as a high pressure system centered northeast of the area maintains brisk winds across the Bahamas. Troughs will move east and south of the Bahamas by Friday afternoon, while high pressure system northeast of the Bahamas maintains moderate to fresh breezes over the area through Sunday. Ridge will move east of the Bahamas as a cold front approaches South Florida and the Northern Bahamas late Wednesday.

Friday 19th - Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and humid with lingering scattered showers or possible thunderstorms in the Central and SE Bahamas. Mostly sunny, breezy and warm in the NW Bahamas, turning mostly fair and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 87°F and minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft advisory continues over the entire Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 25 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E to SE at 20 to 25 knots gusting to 30 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 5 to 8 feet over the NW and Central Bahamas and 7 to 10 feet in the SE Bahamas,

Saturday 20th – A mix of sun and clouds, breezy and very warm with few passing showers likely. Fair and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 88°F and minimum temperature 77°F. Small craft should exercise caution over the entire Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 15 to 20 knots, but higher in gusts over the entire Bahamas. Seas 4 to 7 feet, but higher in gusts over the entire Bahamas.

Sunday 21st – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with the chance of a few passing showers during the day. Fair and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 87F and minimum temperature 77F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas but a caution only through early afternoon for the NW Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots early, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by afternoon for the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots for the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet, decreasing to 2 to 4 feet late in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet over the entire Central and SE Bahamas.

Monday 22nd – Partly cloudy to cloudy and warm with a few scattered showers or possible isolated thunderstorms. Partly cloudy and warm at night with a few scattered showers or possible isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 89ºF and minimum temperature 77ºF. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots, falling light and variable at times in the NW Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for the entire Bahamas.

Tuesday 23rd – Early clouds and scattered showers or possible isolated thunderstorms will improve to partly to mostly sunny and hot conditions. Partly cloudy to fair skies with few passing showers at night. Maximum temperature 85ºF and minimum temperature 75ºF. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, veering SSE to SSW at 5 to 10 knots later and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for the entire Bahamas.

Wednesday 24th – Partly to mostly sunny and hot condition with the slight chance of a daytime shower. Fair and warm at night with the increasing clouds and showers across the NW Bahamas. Maximum temperature 89ºF and minimum temperature 76ºF. Winds S to SW at 10 to 15 knots early, veering SW to W at 15 knots later in the NW Bahamas and SE to S at 10 to 15 knots, falling light and variable at times in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for all areas but building to 3 to 5 feet across the NW Bahamas late.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise extreme caution due to the high risk of rip currents and rough surf, especially along the northern and eastern shorelines during stated advisories. Winds and seas will be higher in heavy showers and thunderstorms.

Geoffrey N. Greene

News date : 05/19/2017    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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