Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 11-16, 2019

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January 11, 2019

General Situation: A dry cold front continues to move south-eastwards across the Central Bahamas today and through the SE Bahamas tonight, while a pre-frontal trough across SE Islands shifts southeast of the area. The front will become stationary near Haiti area on Friday and gradually dissipate over the area by late Saturday. High pressure ridge will build across the Bahamas through the weekend as another cold front moves into the NW Bahamas late Monday or early Tuesday. The cold front will pull east of the Bahamas as high pressure ridge builds over the area through Wednesday.

Friday 11th – Variably cloudy and mild with few passing showers mainly across the NW and SE Bahamas during the daytime. Partly cloudy and cool with few lingering showers across the Central and SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 75°F and minimum temperature 64°F. Small craft operators should exercise caution in the NW and part of the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds NNE to ENE at 10 to 15 knots early over most areas but increasing to 15 to 20 knots overall areas later. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas early but building to 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas first, then across the rest of the Bahamas later.

Saturday 12th – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with few widely scattered showers and a possible isolated thunderstorm during the daytime. Partly cloudy and mild across most areas with few lingering showers at night time. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and SE Bahamas and an advisory is across the Central Bahamas. Winds NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and SE Bahamas and NE to E at 15 to 25 knots in the Central Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and SE Bahamas and 5 to 8 feet in the Central Bahamas.

Sunday 13th – Partly to mostly sunny and warm with few lingering showers mainly across the Central and SE Bahamas during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair at night with few scattered showers across the Bahamas. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 69°F. Small craft should exercise caution across all areas early. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots over the NW Bahamas early and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots early in the Central and SE Bahamas, becoming SE to S at 10 to 15 knots later across all areas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across all areas early, falling to 2 to 4 feet overall areas later.

Monday 14th – Mostly sunny and warm with the chance of few isolated passing showers during the daytime. Fair to clear skies and mild at night, except for clouds and showers across the Central Bahamas. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Winds SW to W at 10 to 15 knots ahead of the front, falling light and variable at times before veering NW to N at 10 to 15 knots later across the NW Bahamas and SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots veering W to NW at 10 knots or less in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the entire Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times.

Tuesday 15th – Partly to mostly sunny and mild with only lingering showers across the Central and SE Bahamas. Mainly fair and cool at night with the slight chance of a shower overall areas. Maximum temperature 74°F and minimum temperature 62°F. Winds NW to N at 10 to 15 knots across all areas. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas.

Wednesday 16th – Partly cloudy and mild with the chance of few isolated showers during the daytime. Partly cloudy and cool at night with the slight chance of a passing shower. Maximum temperature 75°F and minimum temperature 63°F. Small craft should exercise caution early in the Central Bahamas. Winds NW to N at 15 to 20 knots in the Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and NW to N at 10 to 15 knots over the remainder of the Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW and SE Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central Bahamas early, falling to 2 to 4 feet later.

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


Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 01/11/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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