Grand Bahama Abaco Bimini

EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS 6 AM PUBLIC FORECAST

EXTREME NW BAHAMAS 3-DAY PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT FRIDAY 23RD AUGUST 2019

GENERAL SITUATION: A TROPICAL DISTURBANCE WITH A WEAK CENTER OF ROTATION LOCATED OVER THE BAHAMAS NW OF ANDROS ISLAND IS MOVING TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST FLORIDA COAST.  MUCH INCLEMENT OR UNSETTLED WEATHER IS ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: ADVERSE WEATHER RISK COULD INCLUDE WATERSPOUTS, STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS AND FLOODING IN OUR AREA

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP HYDRATED EVEN AS HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN JUST ABOVE 100.

AREA(GRAND BAHAMA, ABACO, BIMINI AND THEIR ADJACENT WATERS)

WEATHER: MOSTLY CLOUDY AND WINDY TODAY INTO TONIGHT WITH RAIN SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS…HEAVY OVER SOME AREAS

ADVISORY:      SMALL CRAFT CAUTION THEN AN ADVISORY WILL BE NEEDED LATER IN THE DAY

WINDS:         SOUTHEASTERLY 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE 25 KNOTS

LOCAL SEAS:    2 TO 5 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 3 FEET

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:  88°F 31°C   HEAT INDEX:  102°F 39°C     

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE: 76°F 24°C                             

SUNSET:   7:44 PM

SUNRISE:  6:51 AM SAT.  

MOONSET:  1:44 PM

MOONRISE: 12:54 AM SAT.

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WEATHER:       MOSTLY CLOUDY AND MUGGY ALONG WITH A GOOD CHANCE FOR RAIN SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS

ADVISORY:      SMALL CRAFT CAUTION MAY STILL BE NEEDED

WINDS:         SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE 25 KNOTS POSSIBLE

LOCAL SEAS:    2 TO 5 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 4 FEET

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY

WEATHER:       PARTLY SUNNY, BREEZY & HUMID ALONG WITH A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS

ADVISORY:      BOATERS SHOULD BE ALERT FOR GUSTY WINDS & HIGHER SEAS WITH HEAVIER CONVECTION

WINDS:         SOUTHERLY 15 KNOTS WITH GUSTS ABOVE 20 KNOTS POSSIBLE

LOCAL SEAS:    3 TO 4 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 3-4 FEET

TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: (JUNE 1ST THRU NOVEMBER 30TH)

AT 5 AM EST TROPICAL DEPRESSION CHANTAL WAS CENTERED SOME 765 MILES WEST OF THE AZORES MOVING SE AT 8 MPH.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.  WEAKENING IS ANTICIPATED AND CHANTAL COULD BECOME A REMNANT LOW BY TONIGHT.

A WEAK AREA OF LOW PRESSURE IS LOCATED BETWEEN THE SOUTHEASTERN COAST OF FLORIDA AND

ANDROS ISLAND IN THE NORTHWESTERN BAHAMAS NOW HAS A 30 TO 60% FORMATION CHANCE.  A TROPICAL DEPRESSION COULD FORM OVER THE WEEKEND OR EARLY NEXT WEEK.

ELSEWHERE…TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION IS NOT EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT 5 DAYS.

FORECASTER: KIRK. JAMES