Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 13th to 19th February 2020

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February 14, 2020

General Situation: A high pressure ridge across the Bahamas will gradually shift eastwards as a weak cold front approaches the area through Friday. By late Friday into early Saturday as a cold front stalls across the NW Bahamas. The quasi-stationary front will shift across the Central Bahamas on Sunday and dissipate across the SE Bahamas as ridge rebuilds across the area on Monday. By Wednesday high pressure ridge across the Bahamas will gradually shift eastward as another cold front approached the area.


Thursday 13th – Partly to mostly sunny, a bit breezy and hot with the chance of a passing shower or two during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies, a bit breezy and warm at night with the chance of a passing shower. Maximum temperature 87°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft caution across the NW and Central Bahamas and an advisory across the SE Bahamas, falling to a caution later. Winds SE to S at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 10 to 15 knots at times and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas, becoming 15 to 25 knots later. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet at times and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 5 to 8 feet later in mixed light to moderate NE’ly swells across exposed Atlantic waters.


Friday 14th – Partly cloudy, a bit breezy at times and warm with few passing showers mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to cloudy and warm at night with few scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms near the Extreme NW Bahamas. Elsewhere, in the Central and SE Bahamas, expect partly sunny, warm and breezy conditions during the day, turning mainly fair and warm at night time. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 75°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the Central Bahamas early and an advisory remains across the SE Bahamas early. Winds SSE to SSW at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times; SE’ly at 15 to 20 knots early in the Central Bahamas, falling to 10 to 15 knots at times and E to SE at 15 to 25 knots early in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by afternoon. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling to 3 feet or less at times; 4 to 6 feet in the Central Bahamas but falling to 2 to 4 feet at times and 5 to 8 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later in diminishing light to moderate E’ly to SE’ly ocean swells across Atlantic exposed waters.


Saturday 15th – Variably cloudy and warm at first but turning partly cloudy to fair and a bit breezy with few scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas through nightfall. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft advisory comes into effect for the NW Bahamas by early afternoon and a caution for the Central and SE Bahamas by early evening. Winds NE to E at 10 knots or less at first, but increasing to 15 to 25 knots by afternoon in the NW Bahamas and NE to E at 10 to 15 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas early, but increasing to 15 to 20 knots late. Seas 1 to 3 feet in the NW Bahamas early but increasing to 5 to 8 feet by afternoon and 2 to 4 feet in the Central and SE Bahamas, building to 4 to 6 feet late with ocean swells building up to 10 feet mainly across the Extreme NW Bahamas across Atlantic exposed waters.


Sunday 16th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, breezy and warm with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms across the NW Bahamas through night time. Mostly sunny and warm with the chance of few showers across the Central and SE Bahamas, turning fair and warm with the chance of a shower. Maximum temperature 82°F and minimum temperature 69°F. Small craft advisory early in the NW Bahamas, becomes a caution later and a caution early in the Central and SE Bahamas. Winds E’ly at 15 to 25 knots in the NW Bahamas early, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later and NE to E at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots by afternoon. Seas 5 to 8 feet in the NW Bahamas, falling to 4 to 6 feet later and 4 to 6 feet early in the Central and SE Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later But up to 10 feet mainly across the NW Bahamas in large N’ly to E’ly ocean swells across Atlantic exposed waters.


Monday 17th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, very warm and breezy with lingering scattered showers or a possible thunderstorms across the NW Bahamas through nightfall. Mostly sunny, breezy and very warm in the Central and SE Bahamas, turning variably cloudy and warm at night with the slight chance of a passing shower. Maximum temperature 85°F and a minimum temperature 69°F. Small craft should exercise caution across the entire Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central and SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas. Diminishing light mixed ocean swells along exposed Atlantic waters.


Tuesday 18th – Variable cloudiness, windy and very warm with few passing showers during the daytime through nightfall across the Bahamas. Maximum temperature 86°F and a minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft should continue to exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas and an advisory in the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 20 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet in the NW and Central Bahamas and 6 to 9 feet in the SE Bahamas in light diminishing N’ly to NE’ly swells over exposed Atlantic waters.


Wednesday 19th – Cloudy, hot and a bit breezy with the chance of a passing shower during the daytime, turning mainly fair and mild at night with the slight chance of a shower. Maximum temperature 87°F and minimum temperature 71°F. Small craft caution continues over the Central Bahamas early and an advisory over the SE Bahamas early becomes a caution later. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas; E’ly at 15 to 20 knots in the Central Bahamas early, decreasing to 10 to 15 knots later and E’ly at 15 to 25 knots in the SE Bahamas, decreasing to 15 to 20 knots later. Seas 2 to 4 feet in the NW Bahamas; 4 to 6 feet in the Central Bahamas, falling to 2 to 4 feet later and 5 to 8 feet in the SE Bahamas, falling to 4 to 6 feet later. Light to moderate NE’ly to E’ly ocean swells expected across exposed Atlantic waters.


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. Boaters and beachgoers should also be alert for possible waterspout activity. Mariners should exercise caution for gusty winds and higher seas during heavy showers or possible thunderstorms. Moderate to large ocean swells will continue to affect the seas on north through east coast beaches, with occasional sea spray and road incursion from sand and battering waves likely along coastal roads. Residents and motorists in Grand Bahama and Eleuthera should avoid using the Fishing Hole Road and the Glass Window Bridge respectively as wind driven waves and swells may create hazardous conditions. Some flooding is likely to occur across the parts of the Bahamas as ponding water accumulates from steady rainfall and occasionally heavy downpours.

News date : 02/14/2020    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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