SEVEN DAY FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS from 11th to 17th July 2019

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July 12, 2019

General Situation: An upper level low over the NW Bahamas will enhance pockets of convective activity over the area as a surface high pressure ridge produces gentle to moderate breezes across the archipelago. An upper level low will weaken to a trough and shift north of the Bahamas on Saturday as a second upper level trough moves across the SE Bahamas on Sunday. The upper level trough will weaken as it shifts into the Central Bahamas and dissipates through Wednesday while a surface high pressure ridge continues over the area.

Friday 12th – Partly to mostly cloudy, humid and hot with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime. Mostly cloudy and warm at night with lingering scattered shower and isolated thunderstorms likely across the NW Bahamas. Maximum temperature 91°F and a minimum temperature 79°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday13th– Partly sunny, humid and hot with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies and warm at night time with the chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms. Maximum temperature 92°F and a minimum temperature 80°F. Small craft should continue to exercise caution across the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, building to 4 to 7 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Sunday 14th– Mostly sunny, humid and hot with the chance of passing showers and isolated thunderstorms during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 91°F and a minimum temperature 81°F. Small craft should continue to exercise caution across the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet across the NW Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Monday 15th– Partly cloudy, humid and hot with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 91°F and a minimum temperature 81°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 4 to 6 feet across the SE Bahamas.

Tuesday 16th– Partly cloudy, humid and hot with spotty showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW and Central Bahamas during the daytime. Partly cloudy, humid and warm with the slight chance of a shower. Maximum temperature 91°F and a minimum temperature 81°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots in the Central Bahamas later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times and 4 to 6 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet in the Central Bahamas later.

Wednesday 17th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, hot and humid with few isolated showers and thunderstorm mainly in the NW Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Small craft should exercise caution early in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in 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 in the SE Bahamas early, falling to 2 to 4 feet later.

Beachgoers and mariners should be vigilant for rough surf and the moderate risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along the north and east coast beaches during stated advisories. Mariners should exercise caution for gusty winds and higher seas during heavy showers or thunderstorms. Mariners should also be alert waterspout activity during the daytime across all areas. Residents should take all precautions to remain hydrated and minimize outdoor exposure during peak sunshine periods as heat indices continue to reach the low to the mid-triple-digit range.

News date : 07/12/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Weather

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