Weather Forecast for The Bahamas from October 11th-16, 2019

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October 10, 2019

General Situation: A cold front enhanced by troughing in the mid to upper levels of the atmosphere across the NW and Central Bahamas, will produce pockets of unsettled weather as it moves south-eastwards on Thursday. Meanwhile, high pressure ridge will produce moderate to fresh breezes as it builds southward from the Eastern United States through Friday. The front will become stationary across the Central Bahamas on Saturday and it will gradually dissipate as it moves through the SE Bahamas on Sunday. The new week will see drier periods across the Central Bahamas but lingering tropical moisture will continue to trigger pockets of unsettled weather across the NW and SE Bahamas through Wednesday.

Friday 11th– Partly to occasionally cloudy, very warm and humid with the few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Bahamas during the daytime. Cloudy periods and mild at night with lingering scattered shower and possible isolated thunderstorms across parts of the Bahamas. Maximum temperature 88°F and minimum temperature 75°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the NW Bahamas. Winds NE’ly at 10 to 15 knots early in the NW Bahamas, but increasing to 15 to 20 knots later and NE to E at 10 to 15 knots, falling light and variable at times across the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, building to 4 to 6 feet later and 2 to 4 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times mainly across the Central Bahamas. Seas higher in moderate to large N’ly to NE’ly swells across the NW Bahamas and slight NE’ly to E’ly swells across the Central and SE Bahamas.

Saturday 12th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, very warm and humid with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms affecting some islands during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 88°F and minimum temperature 76°F. Small craft should continue to exercise caution in the NW Bahamas and caution comes into effect for parts of the Central Bahamas by late morning. Winds NE to E at 15 to 20 knots but gusty at times across the NW and parts of the Central Bahamas and NE to E at 10 to 15 knots but gusty at times across the remainder of the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet across the NW and parts of the Central Bahamas but higher in gusts and 2 to 4 feet over the remainder of the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas higher in moderate to large N’ly to NE’ly swells across the NW Bahamas and slight to moderate N’ly swells in the Central and SE Bahamas.

Sunday 13th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, hot, and humid with lingering scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the Central Bahamas and parts of the NW and SE Bahamas during the daytime through nightfall. Small craft should continue to exercise caution across the entire Bahamas. Maximum temperature 90°F and minimum temperature 76°F. Winds NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 10 to 15 knots at times and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots early in the SE Bahamas, increasing to 15 to 20 knots through early afternoon. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet at times and 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas early, building to 4 to 6 feet through the afternoon. Moderate to slight N’ly to NE’ly swells diminishing overall areas of the Bahamas.

Monday 14th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and humid with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas. Partly cloudy to fair skies at night with lingering scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms in the NW and SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 89F and a minimum temperature 77°F. Small craft caution in the SE Bahamas will shift overall areas through the forecast period. Winds E’ly at 10 to 15 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, building to 15 to 20 knots later, but gusty at times and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, but building to 4 to 6 feet later and 4 to 6 feet in the SE Bahamas, but higher in gusts overall areas. Slight NE’ly swells expected mainly across the NW Bahamas.

Tuesday 15th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, humid, and hot with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Extreme NW and SE Bahamas, some showers becoming heavy at times and thunderstorms strong to severe during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 89°F and a minimum temperature 76°F. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots, but gusty at times overall areas. Seas 2 to 4 feet overall areas but higher in gusts.

Wednesday 16th – Variably cloudy, very warm and humid with few spotty scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the daytime through nightfall. Maximum temperature 89°F and minimum temperature 77°F. Winds SSE to SSW at 10 knots or less across the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 1 to 3 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet late.

Beachgoers and mariners should be vigilant for rough surf and the moderate to high risk of dangerous rip currents mainly along the north and east coast beaches during the stated advisories. Mariners should exercise caution for gusty winds and higher seas during heavy showers or strong to severe thunderstorms. Mariners should also be alert for waterspout activity during the daytime through nightfall across all areas. Localized flooding during heavy downpours across low lying and flood prone areas is expected.

Geoffrey Greene

News date : 10/10/2019    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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