Severe Weather Warning Update

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June 04, 2020

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning from 4:45 PM EDT TO 6:45 PM EDT, THURSDAY 4TH JUNE 2020.

A SEVERE WEATHER WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND THE BERRY ISLANDS ALONG WITH THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

A SEVERE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR NEW PROVIDENCE AND NOW INCLUDES ABACO.

THE SEVERE WEATHER WARNING FOR ANDROS AND BIMINI HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED.

AT 2:40 PM EDT, RADAR, LIGHTNING DETECTOR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY CONTINUED TO DEPICT CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS, ALONG WITH MODERATE TO HEAVY RAINFALL ASSOCIATED WITH DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE INTERACTING WITH LOW TO MID LEVEL TROUGHING, MOVING NORTHEASTWARDS ACROSS AND TOWARDS THE WARNING AREAS.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES AND MAY CAUSE STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY. LOCALIZED FLOODING IS ALSO POSSIBLE DURING THIS EVENT.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREAS SHOULD REMAIN IN PORT AND RESIDENTS SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS AS CONDITIONS WORSEN. BOATERS AND RESIDENTS IN THE WATCH AREAS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE QUICK ACTION SHOULD CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS.

ISSUED BY DUTY FORECASTER: C. WATSON-RAHMING/ANASTASHIA FERNANDER

News date : 06/04/2020    Category : About Bahamians, Press Releases, Weather

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