Seven Day Forecast for The Bahamas from March 4-10, 2019

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March 04, 2019

General Situation: A ridge of high pressure across the Bahamas will shift south and east of the area as a cold front over Central Florida moves south-eastward to near the Extreme NW Bahamas this evening. The cold front will enter the Extreme NW Bahamas late Monday or early Tuesday, continuing south-eastwards to the Central and SE Bahamas through Thursday. High pressure ridge will quickly build south-eastwards from the Central United States as the cold front moves south of the Bahamas and gradually dissipates. High pressure ridge will build across the area of the Bahamas through the weekend.

Monday 04th – Partly to mostly sunny and warm with few isolated showers during the daytime, partly cloudy to fair at night with few scattered showers or a possible thunderstorm mainly across the NW Bahamas. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Winds S to SW at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, becoming more SW to W at 10 knots or less tonight and SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the entire Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 at times across the NW Bahamas. Light to moderate mixed swells expected.

Tuesday 05th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and warm with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly in the NW Bahamas during the daytime, turning cloudy to overcast at night with few isolated showers or a possible thunderstorm. Elsewhere partly to mostly sunny and warm with the chance of isolated showers during the daytime in the Central and SE Bahamas, turning variably cloudy and warm with few scattered showers and the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 86°F and minimum temperature 69°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW Bahamas by late afternoon. Winds S to SW at 10 knots or less ahead of the front, and WNW to NNW at 10 to 15 knots behind the front in the NW Bahamas increasing to 15 to 20 knots by late afternoon and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling light and variable at times. Seas 1 to 3 feet ahead of the front across the NW Bahamas, and 2 to 4 feet behind the front building to 4 to 6 feet by late afternoon and 2 to 4 feet over the Central and SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 06th – Partly sunny, breezy and mild with the chance of few isolated passing showers during the daytime across the NW and Central Bahamas, turning partly cloudy to fair, breezy and mild at night. Variably cloudy, a bit breezy and warm with few scattered showers or a possible thunderstorm across the SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 76°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW and Central Bahamas and an advisory comes into effect for the SE Bahamas late. Winds NW to N veering N to NE at 15 to 20 knots with stronger gusts across the NW and Central Bahamas and winds NE to E at 10 to 15 knots backing NE to N at 15 to 25 in the SE Bahamas late. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas, building to 5 to 8 feet late.

Thursday 07th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with the chance of a few isolated showers in the NW and Central Bahamas, turning mainly fair and mild at night. Variably cloudy, breezy and mild with scattered showers and the chance of an isolated thunderstorm in the SE Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair and breezy at night. Maximum temperature 76°F and minimum temperature 67°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central Bahamas early and a caution across the SE Bahamas continues through the night. Winds N to NE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas; N to NE at 15 to 20 knots early in the Central Bahamas decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later and N to NE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. 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 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas. Light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly swells in the NW and Central Bahamas and light to moderate N’ly swells in the SE Bahamas.

Friday 08th – Partly cloudy, windy and warm with a few passing scattered showers or the chance of an isolated thunderstorm during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW Bahamas and an advisory is across the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 25 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW Bahamas and 5 to 8 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas. Light to moderate NE’ly to E’ly swells across the NW and Central Bahamas and light to moderate N’ly swells in the SE Bahamas.

Saturday 09th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with few scattered showers mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the entire Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots over the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots with stronger gusts in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the entire Bahamas, but higher in gusts. Light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly swells across the Extreme NW Bahamas likely.

Sunday 10th – Partly sunny, a bit breezy and warm with the chance of few isolated showers during the daytime. Fair to clear skies and warm at night. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the entire Bahamas. Winds SE to S at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas, decreasing to 12 to 18 knots later and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, decreasing to 12 to 18 knots across the Central Bahamas later. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 3 to 5 feet later and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

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.

G
eoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 03/04/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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