Seven Day Forecast for the Bahamas from 24th February to the 1st March, 2020

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February 24, 2020

General Situation: A ridge of high pressure will keep conditions breezy across the Bahamas today and tomorrow. A cold front accompanied by scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms will move into the NW Bahamas late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning. The front is expected to move quickly across the island chain reaching the Central Bahamas during the afternoon on Thursday and Southeast Bahamas Thursday evening where it is expected to stall and become stationary. The front is expected to remain stationary across the area until Saturday evening when it is expected to exit the Bahamas. High pressure will build once again behind the front giving rise to breezy conations for the remainder of the forecast period.

Monday 24th –Breezy with occasional cloudy periods and a few scattered showers through tonight. Maximum temperature 79°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft caution in effect. Winds E to SE at 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

Tuesday 25th – Partly cloudy and breezy with a chance of passing showers through the night. Maximum temperature 80°F and minimum temperature 68°F. Small craft should exercise caution. Winds SE to S at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and E to SE at 15 to 20 knots over the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

Wednesday 26th – Partly cloudy and warm with a chance of passing showers during the day time in the NW Bahamas. Increasing clouds with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the evening and night- time hours. Partly cloudy and warm over the Central and Southeast Bahamas. Maximum temperature 84°F and minimum temperature 73°F. Small craft caution continues for the NW Bahamas Winds S to SW at 15 to 20 knots in the NW Bahamas and seas 4 to 6 feet. SE to S winds at 10 to 15 knots over the Central and SE Bahamas and seas 2 to 4 feet.

Thursday 27th –Cloudy with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the NW and Central Bahamas. Partly cloudy over the SE Bahamas during the daytime. Increasing clouds with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms during the evening and night-time. Maximum temperature 80°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft caution in effect for the NW and Central Bahamas Winds S to SW at 10 to 15 knots over the NW and Central Bahamas shifting NW to N at 15 to 20 knots after the front passes. SE to S at 10 to 15 knots over the SE Bahamas Seas 2 to 4 feet building 4 to 6 feet behind the front in the NW and Central Bahamas. 2 to 4 feet in the SE Bahamas.

Friday 28th – Partly cloudy to cloudy and breezy with a chance of passing showers over the NW and Central Bahamas. Mostly cloudy with a few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms over the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 75°F and a minimum temperature 63°F. Small craft should exercise caution Winds N to NE 15 to 20 knots. Seas 4 to 6 feet.

Saturday 29th – Breezy with occasional cloudy periods and a chance of passing showers through the night. Maximum temperature 77°F and minimum temperature 65°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas. Winds over the NW and Central Bahamas NE 15 to 20 knots and Seas 4 to 6 feet. Small craft advisory in effect for the SE Bahamas Winds over the SE Bahamas NE at 15 to 25 knots and seas 5 to 8 feet.

Sunday 1st – Partly cloudy and breezy a chance of passing showers through the night. Maximum temperature 78°F and minimum temperature 66°F. Small craft should exercise caution in the NW and Central Bahamas. Winds N to NE at 15 to 20 knots over the NW and Central Bahamas and seas 4 to 6 feet. Small craft advisory in effect for the SE Bahamas Winds over the SE Bahamas NE at 15 to 25 knots and seas 5 to 8 feet.

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 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.

News date : 02/24/2020    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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