SEVERE WEATHER WARNING

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June 12, 2018

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 4:15 PM EDT UNTIL 6:15 PM TUESDAY 12TH JUNE 2018.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA, ANDROS AND ABACO AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 4:15 PM LIGHTNING DETECTION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND EMBEDDED THUNDERSTORMS MOVING TOWARDS AND ACROSS THE WARNING AREA.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: GEOFFREY GREENE

News date : 06/12/2018    Category : Press Releases, Weather

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