Seven Day Forecast For The Bahamas 01 - 07 Dec 2022

Thu, Dec 1st 2022, 01:06 PM

An old frontal boundary will continue to dissipate near the Southeast Bahamas.  Another cold front is expected to move into the Northwest Bahamas late on Thursday and slowly drift southeastward with drier air and strong high pressure building in its wake.  The strong ridge that will establish across the area will generate fresh to strong winds and cause hazardous boating and beaching conditions over the weekend.  This will result in rough surf, moderate to large ocean swells and the high risk of rip currents especially along northern and eastern shorelines of Atlantic exposed islands.  The ridge is expected to slacken early next week to produce moderate to gentle breezes across the Northern and Central islands and moderate to fresh breezes over the Southeast Bahamas through midweek. Small craft advisories will continue throughout the period due to northeasterly swells. 

THURSDAY 1ST – Partly cloudy, warm and a bit breezy with isolated showers and a few thunderstorms during the day; becoming variably cloudy and breezy at night with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  Small craft operators are advised exercise caution…a Small Craft Advisory will come into effect at night.  Expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms.  Winds: Northeast to East at 15 to 20 knots, increasing 15 to 25 knots at night.  Seas: 4 to 6 feet over the ocean, building 6 to 9 feet in northeasterly swells at night.

 FRIDAY 2nd – Variably cloudy and windy with isolated showers and a few thunderstorms mainly in vicinity of the front.  Small craft operators are advised to remain in port.  Expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms.  Winds: Northeast to East at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts.  Seas: 7 to 10 feet over the ocean but up to 13 feet in northeasterly swells.

 SATURDAY 3rd – Partly cloudy and windy in the Northwest Bahamas; Variably cloudy and windy with isolated showers and a few possible thunderstorms in vicinity in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Small craft operators are advised to remain in port.  Winds: Northeast to East at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts.  Seas: 7 to 10 feet over the ocean but up to 13 feet in northeasterly swells.

 SUNDAY 4th – Partly sunny and breezy to windy with occasional passing showers.  Small craft operators in the Central and Southeast Bahamas are advised to remain in or near port…Small craft advisory in effect in the Northwest Bahamas due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest Bahamas; 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts in the Central and Southeast Bahamas but subsiding 15 to 25 knots at night.  Seas: 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 11 feet offshore in northeasterly swells; 6 to 9 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 12 feet offshore in northeasterly swells.

 MONDAY 5th – Partly sunny and a bit breezy with few possible passing showers.  Small craft advisory in effect in the due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas; 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 2 to 4 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 9 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.

 TUESDAY 6th – Partly sunny and warm with few possible passing showers; a bit breezy in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Small craft advisory in effect in the due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas, decreasing 10 knots or less at night; 15 to 20 knots in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 2 to 4 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 9 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.

 WEDNESDAY 7th – Partly sunny, warm and a bit breezy with few possible passing showers.  Small craft caution in effect for the Northwest Bahamas; Small craft advisory in effect for the Central and Southeast   Bahamas due to ocean swells.  Winds: Northeast to East at 10 knots or less in the Extreme Northwest Bahamas, 10 to 15 knots elsewhere in the Northwest Bahamas and in the Central Bahamas; 15 to 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 3 feet or less in the Extreme Northwest Bahamas; 2 to 4 feet elsewhere in the Northwest Bahamas and in the Central Bahamas but up to 7 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 6 feet nearshore in the Southeast Bahamas building up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.

 

An old frontal boundary will continue to dissipate near the Southeast Bahamas.  Another cold front is expected to move into the Northwest Bahamas late on Thursday and slowly drift southeastward with drier air and strong high pressure building in its wake.  The strong ridge that will establish across the area will generate fresh to strong winds and cause hazardous boating and beaching conditions over the weekend.  This will result in rough surf, moderate to large ocean swells and the high risk of rip currents especially along northern and eastern shorelines of Atlantic exposed islands.  The ridge is expected to slacken early next week to produce moderate to gentle breezes across the Northern and Central islands and moderate to fresh breezes over the Southeast Bahamas through midweek. Small craft advisories will continue throughout the period due to northeasterly swells.
 
THURSDAY 1ST – Partly cloudy, warm and a bit breezy with isolated showers and a few thunderstorms during the day; becoming variably cloudy and breezy at night with scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms.  Small craft operators are advised exercise caution…a Small Craft Advisory will come into effect at night.  Expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms.  Winds: Northeast to East at 15 to 20 knots, increasing 15 to 25 knots at night.  Seas: 4 to 6 feet over the ocean, building 6 to 9 feet in northeasterly swells at night.
 
FRIDAY 2nd – Variably cloudy and windy with isolated showers and a few thunderstorms mainly in vicinity of the front.  Small craft operators are advised to remain in port.  Expect gusty winds and higher seas in or near heavy showers and thunderstorms.  Winds: Northeast to East at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts.  Seas: 7 to 10 feet over the ocean but up to 13 feet in northeasterly swells.
 
SATURDAY 3rd – Partly cloudy and windy in the Northwest Bahamas; Variably cloudy and windy with isolated showers and a few possible thunderstorms in vicinity in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Small craft operators are advised to remain in port.  Winds: Northeast to East at 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts.  Seas: 7 to 10 feet over the ocean but up to 13 feet in northeasterly swells.
 
SUNDAY 4th – Partly sunny and breezy to windy with occasional passing showers.  Small craft operators in the Central and Southeast Bahamas are advised to remain in or near port…Small craft advisory in effect in the Northwest Bahamas due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 15 to 20 knots in the Northwest Bahamas; 20 to 25 knots with higher gusts in the Central and Southeast Bahamas but subsiding 15 to 25 knots at night.  Seas: 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 11 feet offshore in northeasterly swells; 6 to 9 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 12 feet offshore in northeasterly swells.
 
MONDAY 5th – Partly sunny and a bit breezy with few possible passing showers.  Small craft advisory in effect in the due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas; 15 to 20 knots with higher gusts in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 2 to 4 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 9 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.
 
TUESDAY 6th – Partly sunny and warm with few possible passing showers; a bit breezy in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Small craft advisory in effect in the due to swells.   Winds: Northeast to East at 10 to 15 knots in the Northwest Bahamas, decreasing 10 knots or less at night; 15 to 20 knots in the Central and Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 2 to 4 feet nearshore in the Northwest Bahamas; but up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 7 feet nearshore in the Central and Southeast Bahamas building up to 9 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.
 
WEDNESDAY 7th – Partly sunny, warm and a bit breezy with few possible passing showers.  Small craft caution in effect for the Northwest Bahamas; Small craft advisory in effect for the Central and Southeast   Bahamas due to ocean swells.  Winds: Northeast to East at 10 knots or less in the Extreme Northwest Bahamas, 10 to 15 knots elsewhere in the Northwest Bahamas and in the Central Bahamas; 15 to 20 knots in the Southeast Bahamas.  Seas: 3 feet or less in the Extreme Northwest Bahamas; 2 to 4 feet elsewhere in the Northwest Bahamas and in the Central Bahamas but up to 7 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells; 4 to 6 feet nearshore in the Southeast Bahamas building up to 8 feet offshore in northeast to easterly swells.