Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from February 21-27, 2019

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February 21, 2019

General Situation: A ridge of high pressure continues to build across the area while producing moderate to strong breezes over the Bahama Islands through the weekend. A cold front will move across Florida on Sunday and it will become stationary north of the Bahamas on Monday. The front will produce unsettled weather along the Extreme NW Bahamas as it lingers near or over the area through Wednesday.

Thursday 21st
– Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with few showers mainly along the Atlantic facing islands during the daytime. Fair to clear skies and warm at night with the slight chance of a shower. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas early and an advisory across the SE Bahamas becomes a caution late. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and 6 to 9 feet across the SE Bahamas

Friday 22nd – Partly sunny, a bit breezy at times and warm with few scattered showers during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies, breezy and warm at night with the chance of a lingering isolated shower. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should continue to exercise caution across the NW and Central Bahamas and an advisory remains in effect for the SE Bahamas. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots across the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Saturday 23rd – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with the slight chance of a shower during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies, breezy and warm at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas and an advisory continues for the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots across the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the NW and Central Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet across the SE Bahamas.

Sunday 24th – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy early and warm during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair at night and warm with breezy conditions at night across the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas early and an advisory in the SE Bahamas will become a caution later. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots early in the NW and Central Bahamas, turning SSE to SSW at 10 to 15 knots later and E to SE at 15 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and 5 to 8 feet in the SE Bahamas early, falling to 4 to 6 feet later.

Monday 25th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and warm with scattered showers or a possible thunderstorms across the NW Bahamas during the daytime through nighttime. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the SE Bahamas early and a caution across the Extreme NW Bahamas by early afternoon. Winds variable at 10 knots or less in the NW Bahamas, turning N to NE at 15 to 20 knots by afternoon across the Extreme NW Bahamas ; SE’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 12 to 18 knots later. Seas 1 to 3 feet in the NW Bahamas but building to 4 to 6 feet across the Extreme NW Bahamas by afternoon; 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 3 to 5 feet late.

Tuesday 26th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly in the NW and SE Bahamas during the daytime through nighttime. Partly sunny, breezy and warm with the chance of a shower in the Central Bahamas, turning fair and mild at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft advisory in effect for the Extreme NW Bahamas and a caution across the rest of the Bahamas. Winds NE to E at 15 to 25 knots across the Extreme NW Bahamas and ENE to ESE at 15 to 20 knots across the rest of the Bahamas. Seas 5 to 8 feet across the Extreme NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet across the rest of the Bahamas.

Wednesday 27th – Variably cloudy, windy and warm with few scattered showers early. Lingering clouds and scattered showers or an isolated thunderstorm at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft advisory is in effect for the Central and SE Bahamas early but falls to a caution in the Central Bahamas by nightfall while a caution is across the NW Bahamas early. Winds SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later and E to SE at 15 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, decreasing to 12 to 18 knots in the Central Bahamas later. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the NW Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and 5 to 8 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas, falling to 3 to 5 feet across the Central Bahamas late.

Beachgoers and mariners should exercise extreme caution due to rough surf and the risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along north and east coast beaches during stated advisories.

Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 02/21/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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