Thunderstorms And Heavy Rain Hit The Central Bahamas

Heavy rain and storms have hit New Providence today. Picture by Tim Clarke.

Heavy rain and storms have hit New Providence today. Picture by Tim Clarke.

HEAVY rain is lashing New Providence this afternoon as a major thunderstorm hits.

A near stationary mid to upper level low pressure system across South Florida is helping to generate shower and thunderstorm activity across the Northwest and Central Bahamas today.

Meanwhile a weak tropical wave is to enter the Southeast Bahamas by this evening.

Weather for the Northwest and Central Bahamas: Mostly cloudy with widely scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms mainly across the Northwest Bahamas.

For the Southeast Bahamas: Partly sunny, a bit breezy and hot today with a slight chance of isolated showers or thunderstorms. partly cloudy tonight with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Extended outlook: A weak tropical wave will continue moving westward across the islands while a ridge of high pressure attempts to build westward across the area.

Forecast for Saturday: A mix of sun and clouds with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Forecast for Sunday: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms

There are two weatherfronts to look out for over the next few days:

A broad area of low pressure associated with a tropical wave over extreme western Africa is producing showers and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions appear conducive for developmentā€¦and a tropical depression could form over the next couple of days.

A tropical wave located about 850 miles east of the Lesser Antilles is producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers over the central Atlantic Ocean. This wave is forecast to move westward into a region where the upper-level winds are not particularly favourable for development.


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