Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas-January 21-27, 2019

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January 21, 2019

General Situation: A strong cold front over the Central Bahamas will produce some unsettled weather as it moves into the SE Bahamas this afternoon followed by high pressure ridge building in its wake. As front dissipates near the SE Bahamas, high pressure ridge will drift east of area by Thursday. By late Thursday or early Friday another cold front will push south-eastwards across the NW Bahamas and then continue through the Central and SE Bahamas by Saturday. High pressure ridge will generally shift north of the Bahamas on Sunday as winds weaken over the area.

Monday 21st – Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms shifting from the Central Bahamas to the SE Bahamas during the daytime. Variably cloudy, breezy and cool at night except for lingering showers and isolated thunderstorms across the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 73°F and minimum temperature 64°F. Small craft advisory is in effect across all areas. Winds NW to N at 15 to 25 knots across the NW and Central Bahamas through mid-morning, then switching N to NE at 15 to 25 knots while light and variable winds in the SE Bahamas becomes N to NE at 20 to 30 knots by late afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 1 to 3 feet in the SE Bahamas, building to 8 to 12 feet later.

Tuesday 22nd – Variably cloudy, windy and mild with few scattered showers or a possible thundershower across the SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 75°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft advisory remains in effect for the entire Bahamas. Winds NE to E at 20 to 30 knots with higher gusts across the entire Bahamas. Seas 8 to 12 feet over the entire Bahamas but higher in gusts.

Wednesday 23rd – Variably cloudy, windy and warm with passing showers mainly across the SE Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy and mild at night with isolated showers likely. Maximum temperature 78°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft advisory remains in effect for the entire Bahamas. Winds ENE to ESE at 20 to 25 knots with stronger gusts mainly over the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 6 to 9 feet over the entire Bahamas but higher in gusts.

Thursday 24th – Partly to mostly cloudy, windy and warm at first with few scattered showers, turning mostly cloudy and warm at night with scattered showers mainly across the NW Bahamas. Elsewhere, partly sunny and warm with few isolated showers, turning partly cloudy and warm at night with some lingering showers. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft advisory remains across the entire Bahamas through mid-morning. Winds SE to S at 15 to 25 knots across the entire Bahamas through mid-morning, and then switching W to NW at 10 to 15 knots across the NW Bahamas and SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling light and variable times. Seas 5 to 8 feet over the entire Bahamas early and decreasing to 2 to 4 feet later overall areas.

Friday 25th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and a bit windy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas near the front. Partly to mostly sunny and warm in the SE Bahamas, turning partly cloudy and warm at night. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 67°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW Bahamas by mid-morning and caution shifts across the Central Bahamas by afternoon. Winds E’ly at 15 to 20 knots behind the front and SSE to SSW at 10 knots or less ahead of the front. Seas 4 to 6 feet behind the front and 1 to 3 feet ahead of the front.

Saturday 26th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, windy and warm with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the SE Bahamas through nightfall. Maximum temperature 73°F and minimum temperature 65°F. Small craft advisory is in effect for the entire Bahamas. Winds NW to N at 20 to 25 knots across the entire Bahamas and seas 6 to 9 feet over the entire Bahamas.

Sunday 27th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and warm with lingering showers across the SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 75°F and minimum temperature 62°F. Small craft should exercise caution in parts of the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds N to NE switching to N to NW at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and parts of the Central Bahamas and NE’ly at 15 to 20 knots in parts of the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet across the NW and across parts of the Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet across parts of the Central and the SE Bahamas.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise extreme 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 : 01/21/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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