SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

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January 13, 2022

THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 11:20 AM UNTIL 1:20 PM, THURSDAY 13TH JANUARY, 2022.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH ANDROS, GREAT EXUMA, CAT ISLAND AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 11:15 AM, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTED A CLUSTER OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS MOVING NORTHEASTWARDS TOWARD THE MENTIONED AREAS. THIS ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH A SURFACE TROUGH AND A STALLED FRONTAL BOUNDARY ACROSS THE AREA.

SOME OF THESE SHOWERS WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AND THUNDERSTORMS STRONG TO SEVERE AT TIMES AND COULD CAUSE STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADIC ACTIVITY.

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

News date : 01/13/2022    Category : Press Releases, Weather

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