Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 14-20, 2019

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January 14, 2019

General Situation: A dry cold front across the NW Bahamas will continue to move south-eastwards today and stall across the Central Bahamas tonight through early Tuesday. By late Tuesday or early Wednesday, the front will move through the SE Bahamas to move the Turks and Caicos and Haiti area as it weakens. As the front slowly weaken and dissipate around the end of the week as high pressure ridge rebuilds over the Bahamas from the northwest.

Monday 14th – Partly to mostly sunny and warm with the chance of few isolated passing showers during the daytime. Partly cloudy and cool at night behind the front but partly cloudy and warm with few showers along and ahead of the front. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 63°F. Winds variable at 10 knots or less becoming SW to W ahead of the front in the NW and Central Bahamas and shifting NW to N at 10 to 15 knots behind the front, however E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas ahead of the front, falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet over all areas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times.

Tuesday 15th – Partly cloudy and warm with passing showers mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas, turning partly cloudy to fair at night with the chance of few showers mainly across the Central Bahamas. Maximum temperature 77°F and minimum temperature 64°F. Winds NNW to NNE at 10 to 15 knots but gusty at times across the NW Bahamas and variable at 10 knots or less across the Central and SE Bahamas, shifting N to NE at 12 to 18 knots in the Central Bahamas late. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas and 1 to 3 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas, building to 3 to 5 feet in the Central Bahamas late.

Wednesday 16th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and mild with few scattered showers or a possible isolated thunderstorm mainly across the Central and SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 73°F and minimum temperature 65°F. Winds N to NE at 10 to 15 knots overall areas, falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times. Thursday 17th – Partly cloudy and warm with few scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Central Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to cloudy and mild at night time with lingering showers mainly across the Central Bahamas. Maximum temperature 76°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Winds N to NE at 10 to 15 knots across most areas, falling light and variable at times, but gusty at times across the Central Bahamas through nightfall. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas, but higher in gusts in the Central Bahamas.

Friday 18th – Partly cloudy and warm with few scattered showers and possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Central Bahamas during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies and mild at night over most areas except for lingering showers across the Central Bahamas. Maximum temperature 78°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Winds NE to E at 10 to 15 knots overall areas but falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas later.

Saturday 19th – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with a slight chance of a passing shower during the daytime. Fair to clear skies and mild at night over most areas. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas by afternoon. Winds light and variable at first, becoming E to SE at 10 to 15 knots later in the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas becoming more E to SE at 15 to 20 knots at times by afternoon. Seas 1 to 3 feet in the NW Bahamas at first but building to 2 to 4 feet later while seas are 2 to 4 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas building to 4 to 6 feet at times by afternoon.

Sunday 20th – Variable cloudiness, breezy and warm with rain showers mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas but sunny and warm across sunny and warm across the SE Bahamas turning fair and mild at night time. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft should exercise caution overall areas and an advisory comes into effect by early afternoon in the NW Bahamas. Winds SSE to SSW at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas switching S to SW at 15 to 25 knots by early afternoon and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling to 12 to 18 knots at times. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas, building to 5 to 8 feet by afternoon and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas early, falling to 3 to 5 feet at times later.

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

Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 01/14/2019    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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