Weather Forecast for The Bahamas, March 12-17, 2019

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March 12, 2019

General Situation: High pressure ridge extending from the Atlantic high pressure system across the Bahamas with little or no associated weather. A weak cold front will move near or over the Extreme NW Bahamas by late Tuesday or early Wednesday as ridge slides eastward. A strong high pressure system over the Eastern United States will push the weak front through the Bahamas by Thursday followed by a possible second front on Sunday morning.

Tuesday 12th – Partly cloudy, a bit breezy and warm with the chance of a passing shower during the daytime. Partly cloudy to cloudy with few scattered showers mainly across the NW Bahamas at night. Maximum temperature 83°F and minimum temperature 70°F. Small craft should exercise caution early in the SE Bahamas. Wind variable at 10 knots or less across the NW Bahamas, turning NW to N at 10 to 15 knots late; E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots early in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later. Seas 1 to 3 feet in the NW Bahamas; 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas, falling below 3 feet or less at times and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Wednesday 13th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with some scattered showers or a possible isolated thunderstorm mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Partly sunny and warm elsewhere, turning partly cloudy to cloudy with few scattered showers mainly across the Central Bahamas through nightfall. Maximum temperature 81°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft advisory across the NW Bahamas through night time and an advisory comes into effect for the Central Bahamas by night times. Winds NE to E at 15 to 25 knots across the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, but increasing to 15 to 25 knots by nightfall in the Central Bahamas. Seas 5 to 8 feet in the NW Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet across the Central and SE Bahamas, building to 5 to 8 feet in the Central Bahamas by nightfall.

Thursday 14th – Variably cloudy, breezy and warm with a some scattered showers or the chance of an isolated thunderstorm mainly across the Central and SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft should exercise caution across all areas while an advisory will linger between Great Exuma and Crooked Island and Acklin’s area through early evening. Winds E’ly at 15 to 20 knots over most of the Bahamas, but E’ly at 15 to 25 knots across the area west and south of Andros to Great Exuma, Rum Cay and south of Samana Cay to northern Acklins through early evening. Seas 4 to 6 feet over most of the Bahamas but 5 to 8 feet between Great Exuma and the northern Acklins area.

Friday 15th – Partly cloudy, breezy and warm with the chance of few passing showers mainly in the SE Bahamas during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies, and warm at night. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft should exercise caution across all areas early but falling below caution for the NW and most of the Central Bahamas by nightfall. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots across the NW and parts of the Central Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots at night and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots across parts of the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the entire Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet across the NW and parts of the Central Bahamas by nightfall.

Saturday 16th – A mix of sun and clouds and warm with the chance of a few passing showers across all areas during the daytime.Partly cloudy to cloudy with few isolated showers at night across the NW and Central Bahamas but few clouds and warm in the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 85°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly 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 feet at times mainly across the NW Bahamas.

Sunday 17th – Variably cloudy, a bit breezy and warm with few isolated showers in the daytime, turning more cloudy with scattered showers at times at night. Maximum temperature 83°F and minimum temperature 70°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots with higher gusts in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW Bahamas but higher in gusts and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and 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.

Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 03/12/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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