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Severe Weather Warning 10.30am Until 2.00pm

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THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY HAS ISSUED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FROM 10:30 AM EDT UNTIL 2:00 pm WEDNESDAY 09TH JULY 2014.

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GRAND BAHAMA AND NOW INCLUDES BIMINI, THE BERRY ISLANDS, ABACO, AND ADJACENT WATERS.

AT 10:00 AM OBSERVATION, RADAR AND SATELLITE IMAGERY SHOW EXPANDING CLUSTERS OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AREA DRIFTING NORTHEAST.

SOME OF THESE THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE SEVERE AT TIMES CAUSING STRONG GUSTY WINDS, DANGEROUS LIGHTNING, HEAVY DOWNPOURS, HAIL AND POSSIBLE WATERSPOUT OR TORNADO ACTIVITY.

BOATERS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD SEEK SAFE HARBOUR AND RESIDENTS IN THE WARNING AREA SHOULD STAY INDOORS AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS WHEN CONDITIONS WORSEN. RESIDENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK SHELTER UNDER TREES OR IN WATER AS THESE CAN BECOME LIGHTNING CONDUCTORS. SOME FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS CAN BE EXPECTED.

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