Local Weather


'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.


5.30pm-11.30pm Strong east-northeast winds will continue today.

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Rebuilding will cost ‘tens of millions’

IT WILL cost “tens of millions of dollars” to restore and rebuild the infrastructure on the southern and central Bahamas islands that were completely devastated by the passage of Hurricane Joaquin, according to Prime Minister Perry Christie.

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Salina Point without electricity, phones for at least four days

THERE was no communication with Salina Point, Acklins, for at least four days due to the devastation from Hurricane Joaquin, according to member of Parliament for MICAL V Alfred Gray.

Sunday's Hurricane Joaquin updates

News up until 10.10pm Sunday night

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International community rallies to support Bahamas after storm

THE international community is rallying to support The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. A team of disaster experts is being sent to The Bahamas by Jamaica on Monday.

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Hurricane Joaquin updates: "there might be fatalities" on Long Island says Police Commissioner, PM pledges "no resources will be spared"

Here is a guide to how you can help some the community relief efforts launched around The Bahamas to assist those who have been affected by Hurricane Joaquin, along with where you can drop off donations and how you can help through volunteering or financial donations.