Weather Forecast August 10-16, 2017

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August 10, 2017

GENERAL SITUATION: Several mid to upper level troughs will enhance the unsettled weather conditions associated with a series of surface troughs moving westward across the Bahamas from today through Wednesday. Broad high pressure ridge will shift northward and southward according to the movement of these troughs this weekend through early next week with summer-like activity expected on most days.

Thursday 10th – Variable cloudiness with scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas through nightfall. Elsewhere, mostly sunny, hot and humid with the chance of a shower or two, turning fair and warm tonight. Maximum temperature 92ºF and minimum temperature 79ºF. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas. Winds SE to S at 12 to 18 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times; E’ly at 12 to 18 knots in the Central Bahamas, and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 3 to 5 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 3 feet or less across the NW Bahamas at times and 4 to 7 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Friday 11th – Partly cloudy to cloudy with few lingering scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms across the NW Bahamas through nighttime. Elsewhere, mostly sunny, hot and humid with the chance of passing showers during the day, turning fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Small craft should exercise caution through early morning in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas; E’ly at 12 to 18 knots in the Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 12 to 18 knots by late morning. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas; 3 to 5 feet in the Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet at first in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 3 to 5 feet by late morning.

Saturday 12th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with few spotty showers or isolated thunderstorms during the day. Partly cloudy to fair skies with the chance of a shower or two at night. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots for the entire Bahamas; falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the entire Bahamas, falling to 3 feet or less at times over some areas.

Sunday 13th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with few isolated showers or a possible afternoon thunderstorm during the day. Mainly fair and warm with the chance of a shower at night. Maximum temperature 92ºF and minimum temperature 80ºF. Winds E to SE at 05 to 10 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and SE to S at 10 knots or less in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 1 to 3 feet over the entire Bahamas.

Monday 14th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with the chance of a few passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm during the day. Mainly fair and warm at night with the slight chance of a passing shower. Maximum temperature 92ºF and minimum temperature 80ºF. Winds variable at 10 knots or less in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 3 feet or less over the NW Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 15th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with few isolated showers or a possible afternoon thunderstorm during the day, turning mainly fair and warm with few showers at night. Maximum temperature 92ºF and minimum temperature 79ºF. Small craft caution exercise caution in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 16th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with few isolated showers or a possible thunderstorm mainly over open waters during the day. Partly cloudy and warm at night with few passing showers. Maximum temperature 92ºF and minimum temperature 79ºF. Small craft should continue to exercise caution across the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots, but gusty at times across the NW and Central Bahamas and E‘ly at 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 7 feet in the SE Bahamas, but higher in gusts over all area.

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. Boaters and beachgoers should be alert for possible waterspout activity and take all necessary precautions to protect life and property.

Geoffrey N. Greene

News date : 08/10/2017    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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