Grand Bahama Abaco Bimini

EXTREME NORTHWEST BAHAMAS 6 AM PUBLIC FORECAST

EXTREME NW BAHAMAS 3-DAY PUBLIC FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT FRIDAY 12TH JULY 2019

GENERAL SITUATION:    RIDGE AXIS NORTH OUR ISLAND CHAIN WILL PROVIDE A HOT & HUMID SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW RIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AN UPPER LOW IN OUR REGION WILL SUPPORT SOME ADVERSE CONVECTIVE ACTIVITY IN OUR AREA.

SPECIAL WARNINGS: ADVERSE WEATHER THREAT WILL INCLUDE A RISK FOR WATERSPOUTS, A STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORM AND SOME FLOODING IN OUR AREA

RESIDENTS ARE ADVISED TO LIMIT OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES AND KEEP HYDRATED ESPECIALLY DURING PEAK SUNSHINE HOURS AS HEAT INDICES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN ABOVE 100.

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

WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY & A BIT HAZY LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS…SOME COULD BE HEAVY

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

WINDS:         SOUTHEASTERLY 10 TO OCCASIONALLY 15 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS

LOCAL SEAS:    1 TO 3 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 2 FEET

DAYTIME HIGH TEMPERATURE:  90°F 32°C   HEAT INDEX:  104°F 40°C     

OVERNIGHT LOW TEMPERATURE: 78°F 26°C                             

SUNSET:   8:11 PM

SUNRISE:  6:30 AM SAT.  

MOONRISE: 4:36 PM      

MOONSET:  3:43 AM SAT.

FORECAST FOR SATURDAY

WEATHER:       SUNNY PERIODS AND HAZY OUTSIDE THE THREAT FOR SHOWERS & THUNDERSTORMS

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

WINDS:         SOUTHEASTERLY 10 TO 15 KNOTS WITH HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES

LOCAL SEAS:    2 TO 3 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 2 FEET

FORECAST FOR SUNDAY

WEATHER:       SUNNY PERIODS AND HOT OUTSIDE THE THREAT FOR A FEW SHOWERS & PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM

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

WINDS:         EAST SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 KNOTS

LOCAL SEAS:    1 TO 3 FEET

GULF STREAM:   AROUND 2 FEET

SWELLS:        ESE 2-3 FEET

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

AT 4 AM CDT TROPICAL STORM BARRY WAS CENTRED SOME 125 MI SSE OF MORGAN CITY LOUISIANA DRIFTING WNW 5 AT 5 MPH. A TURN TOWARD THE NW IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY FOLLOWED A TURN TOWARD THE N ON SATURDAY.  MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS WERE NEAR 50 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

SHOWERS ASSOCIATED WITH A TROPICAL WAVE LOCATED SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS HAVE BECOME A LITTLE BETTER ORGANIZED.  THERE IS A 20% FORMATION CHANCE.

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

FORECASTER: KIRK. JAMES