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Forecasters warn conditions may favour tropical storm formation

CONDITIONS favourable for the development of a tropical storm over the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of The Bahamas and southeastern United States could prevail at the end of this week according to expert weather forecasters.


Accuweather has extended a severe weather alert for Nassau for 2.25 to 6pm on Monday as a heavy thunderstorm rolls in from off the coast of New Providence.

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Hurricane season expected to be above average

FORECASTERS are predicting an active 2016 storm season in the Atlantic region, with as many as eight hurricanes forming, of which three are projected to be major storms.

Thunderstorm warning for Freeport

Accuweather has issued a thunderstorm warning for Freeport this morning.

Severe weather warning for Rum Cay, San Salvador, Long Island, Crooked Island and Acklins

The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for the islands of Rum Cay, San Salvador, Long Island, Crooked Island and Acklins from 3:00 pm edt until 6:00 pm Thursday 5th may, 2016.

UPDATED: Thunderstorm warning for Nassau and Freeport

A thunderstorm warning has been issued for Nassau and Freeport by AccuWeather.

'Cold blob' holds key to Atlantic hurricane season - 14 tropical storms predicted

EXPERTS at a leading US weather forecasting service are reporting that the potential movement of a “cold blob” of water in the North Atlantic may hold the key to how active the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season will be.

VIDEO: Severe weather warning for Grand Bahama after waterspouts

THE Department of Meteorology has issued a severe weather warning for Grand Bahama after lightning and waterspouts appeared in Freeport on Tuesday.

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UPDATES: Bulk of Friday's 'severe weather' in Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Berry Islands

THE BULK of the "severe weather" expected to affect the Northwest Bahamas on Friday will be felt in Bimini, Grand Bahama, Abaco and the Berry Islands, according to forecaster Gregory Thompson.

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Hurricane Alex weakens after passing Azores

A RARE January hurricane in the Atlantic weakened to a tropical storm on Friday morning after moving over the Azores.

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Rare January hurricane forms in Atlantic, threatens Azores

MIAMI (AP) — A rare January hurricane formed far out in the Atlantic on Thursday, and U.S. officials said it was the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938.

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Christmas Day will be hot for Bahamians say forecasters

FORECASTERS at the Department of Meterology have dashed any hope of a cool Bahamian Christmas, with the holiday weekend shaping up to be “an average hot day”.

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Tropical Storm Kate batters islands

TROPICAL Storm Kate battered parts of the central and southeast Bahamas yesterday, one month after those islands were devastated by the passage of Hurricane Joaquin.

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Tropical Storm Kate heads for central and NW Bahamas

TROPICAL Storm Kate formed on Monday morning and is approaching the central Bahamas. A tropical storm warning is in effect for the central and northwestern Bahamas, including Grand Bahama, Abaco, Andros, Bimini, Berry Islands, New Providence, Eleuthera, The Exumas, Cat Island, Long Island, Rum Cay and San Salvador.

Potential new storm threat to southeast Bahamas

FORECASTERS are monitoring a weather disturbance near the southeast Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands on Sunday night that has the potential to form into a tropical depression or storm on Monday.