Severe Weather Warning

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August 12, 2019

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued A Severe Thunderstorm Warning from 10:50 AM EDT UNTIL 12:50 PM MONDAY 12TH AUGUST 2019.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR NORTH ELEUTHERA AND ITS ADJACENT WATERS. AT 10:47 AM LIGHTNING DETECTOR, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED LINES OF STRONG THUNDERSTORMS MOVING ACROSS AND TOWARDS THE WARNING AREA THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH LOW LEVEL TROUGHING IN THE AREA.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND POSSIBLE LOCALIZED FLOODING IN LOW LYING AND FLOOD PRONE AREAS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: S. SEARS / I. V. MCKENZIE

News date : 08/12/2019    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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