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THUNDERSTORM WARNING - Nassau - Friday 2.20pm-4pm


Tropical Storm Lisa forms in eastern Atlantic

TROPICAL Storm Lisa formed on Tuesday morning over the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean about 430 miles west of the Cape Verde Islands.

Tropical Storm Karl forms in eastern Atlantic

TROPICAL Storm Karl formed in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean on Thursday night but forecasters say it currently poses no threat to land.

HEAVY RAIN WARNING - Freeport - Tuesday 9am-11.30am


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Atlantic Ocean could see tropical activity in next few weeks

WEATHER experts are reporting that while new tropical storm development in the wake of Hurricane Hermine is unlikely during the coming days, additional pulses of tropical activity in the Atlantic Ocean are in store during the next few weeks.

Florida braced for Hurricane Hermine

THE US National Hurricane Center said on Thursday afternoon that data from an air force aircraft indicates that Tropical Storm Hermine has strengthened to a hurricane, with maximum sustained winds increasing to near 75mph.

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48 hours of rain

RESIDENTS in the northwest and central Bahamas can expect light to moderate rainfall over the next 48 hours as the country continues to experience “tropical moisture” from the outer bands of a departing tropical depression, a senior meteorological official said yesterday.

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Tropical Depression forms south west of Florida Keys

DESPITE threatening to develop last week as it crossed the Atlantic and passed to the west of The Bahamas, a tropical depression was reported by the US National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami to have formed finally on Sunday evening south of the lower Florida Keys as it heads into the Gulf of Mexico and turns back towards the northeastern Gulf Coast of the United States.

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Tropical wave 'not as wet and windy as originally predicted'

TROPICAL wave 'Invest 99L' will not produce as much rain and wind over the southeast Bahamas as was originally predicated, Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Basil Dean said Friday.

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Heavy rain and storm warning for residents in southeast Bahamas

RESIDENTS in the southeast Bahamas were expected to experience pockets of heavy rain and thunderstorms last night, as a tropical wave called Invest 99L continues to move through the islands.

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Heavy rain is expected as tropical wave reaches nation

A STRONG tropical wave is expected to dump three to four inches of rain and cause severe flooding as it passes over the Bahamas beginning today, Deputy Director of the Department of Meteorology Basil Dean warned yesterday.

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Southern Bahamas islands warned weather system will bring flooding

TRANSPORT and Aviation Minister Glenys Hanna Martin has urged residents living in areas affected by Hurricane Joaquin last year to pay attention to weather warnings, as severe flooding is expected in those islands from Thursday morning.

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UPDATED: Latest on Tropical Storm Gaston, tropical wave

TROPICAL Storm Gaston is getting stronger as it moves over the far eastern Atlantic and is expected to become a hurricane by Wednesday, according to US National Hurricane Centre (NHC) forecasters.

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Forecasters monitor potential storm system heading for the Bahamas

THE National Hurricane Center (NHC) is forecasting that a tropical 'wave' moving west-northwestward in the central Atlantic Ocean could develop into a cyclone as it tracks towards the southeastern and central Bahamas this week.

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NHC watches two potential Atlantic storms as Fiona fades

WHILE Tropical Storm Fiona was expected to be downgraded to a depression on Sunday night as it moved northwest in the central Atlantic, the National Hurricane Centre (NHC) in Miami is monitoring two tropical ‘waves’ in the eastern Atlantic that show signs of potential development this week. One of them could affect the southeastern Bahamas and the Caribbean, according to forecasters.