Weather Forecast for The Bahamas from May 3-8, 2019

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May 03, 2019

General Situation: Mid-level low pressure system over the NW Bahamas will shift north-westward with low level troughing to the surface across Florida producing unsettled weather across parts of Florida, and the NW and Central Bahamas. As trough shifts north and eastward of the Bahamas lingering activity will affect the Extreme NW Bahamas by Friday. High pressure ridge will build across the Bahamas until a cold front shift into the area on Monday. The front will stall over/near Central Florida on Tuesday and weaken before becoming a frontal trough near the Central Bahamas on Wednesday.

Friday 03rd
– Variable cloudiness, very warm and humid with lingering scattered showers and widely scattered thunderstorms mainly across the Extreme NW Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 72°F. Small craft caution continues across the entire Bahamas. Winds SE to S at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas gradually diminishing through the afternoon and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 7 feet overall areas but gradually falling to 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas later. Light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly ocean swells overall areas.

Saturday 04th – Variable cloudiness, very warm and humid with lingering showers or possible isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Extreme NW Bahamas during the daytime. Turning fair and warm at night. Maximum temperature 89°F and a minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the Central and SE Bahamas but decreasing across the Central Bahamas by afternoon. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots with stronger gusts in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, diminishing to 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas falling to 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas later. Light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly ocean swells likely overall areas.

Sunday 05th – Partly to mostly sunny, very warm and humid across the Bahamas with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Extreme NW Bahamas early.Mainly fair to clear skies and warm at night. Maximum temperature 88°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas early. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later. Light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly ocean swells likely overall areas.

Monday 06th – Partly cloudy and warm with the chance of an isolated shower during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 88°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the SE Bahamas early. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots across the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet over the SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later. Light E’ly swells expected overall areas.

Tuesday 07th – Partly cloudy and warm with few lingering showers or a possible isolated thunderstorm during the daytime, turning mainly fair and warm at night time. Maximum temperature 87°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft advisory continues across the SE Bahamas early. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots early, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas 4 to 6 feet across the SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later. Some mixed light to moderate E’ly ocean swells overall areas.

Wednesday 08th – Partly to mostly sunny, breezy and warm with few scattered showers or a possible isolated thunderstorm across the Bahamas during the daytime. Fair to clear skies with few lingering showers at night time. Maximum temperature 87°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Winds E’ly at 12 to 18 knots overall areas. Seas 3 to 5 feet across the entire Bahamas. Some mixed light to moderate E’ly ocean swells likely across the Central and SE Bahamas.

Beachgoers and mariners should be vigilant due to rough surf and the high risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along the north and east coast beaches during stated advisories. Mariners should exercise extreme caution for ocean swells and possible severe weather activity over parts of the Bahamas as stated. Boaters should also be alert for the possible formation of waterspout activity.

Geoffrey Greene For (Director)

News date : 05/03/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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