Seven Day Forecast for The Bahama-December 28-January 2, 2018

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December 28, 2018

General Situation: A strong high pressure ridge across the eastern United States continues to produce brisk winds over the Bahamas through Friday. High pressure system and a large ridge will shift into the western Atlantic waters and weaken across the Bahamas through the weekend. Building ridge across the Bahamas will keep any cold fronts over the United States from moving into the through the Bahamas next week.

Friday 28th – Partly cloudy, windy and warm with the chance of a few passing showers across the Bahamas through nightfall. Maximum temperature 83°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft operators should remain in port or near shore. Winds E to SE at 20 to 30 knots across all areas early, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and decreasing to 20 to 25 knots across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 8 to 12 feet across all areas early, but falling to 4 to 7 feet in the NW Bahamas later and 6 to 9 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas later. Moderate to large E’ly swells likely over all areas at open Atlantic exposures.

Saturday 29th – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with the chance of one or two passing showers mainly across the Extreme NW Bahamas, turning partly cloudy to fair at night with lingering showers across the NW Bahamas. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW and Central Bahamas early and an advisory continues for the SE Bahamas becoming a caution later. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas by afternoon and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots later, falling to 15 to 20 knots later in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet over the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas later and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 4 to 7 feet later. Moderate NE’ly to SE’ly swells diminishing slowly over the entire area.

Sunday 30th – Partly to mostly sunny, a bit breezy and warm with the slight chance of passing showers. Fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should 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.

Monday 31st – Partly to mostly sunny, warm and a bit breezy with the slight chance of a passing shower. Fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, becoming gusty at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 01st – Partly to mostly sunny, warm with a slight chance of a passing shower. Fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 02nd – Partly sunny, warm and a bit breezy across the entire Bahamas with a slight chance of a shower. Fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the Central Bahamas and an advisory is in effect across the SE Bahamas. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas; E to SE at 15 to 20 knots across the Central Bahamas, falling to 10 to 15 knots later and E to SE at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas, falling to 15 to 20 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas; 4 to 6 feet in the Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 4 to 6 feet later.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise caution due to rough surf and the high risk of rip currents along the northern and eastern shorelines during stated advisories.

Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 12/28/2018    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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