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Weather watch on tropical wave

WEATHER officials are monitoring a system that has developed in the Atlantic Ocean and has The Bahamas in its sights.The tropical wave has formed east of the Lesser Antilles.On Sunday, the US National Hurricane Centre said about the system: “Showers

Bahamians urged to follow orders over hurricane

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked international Bahamian students in Hurricane Florence’s path to comply with all orders for mandatory evacuations. Some students have already evacuated affected states, heeding warnings from local officials an

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Bahamian islands ready for effects of Hurricane Florence

OFFICIALS in North Eleuthera, Cat Island and Abaco are on high alert over Hurricane Florence.

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‘Stay out of the water’

WEATHER experts are continuing to warn residents of The Bahamas about the sea swells Hurricane Florence will generate this week.

Beware sea swells from Florence

THE Bahamas currently faces no immediate threat from Hurricanes Florence and Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac, however chief meteorologist Basil Dean told The Tribune yesterday the country could be affected by very large sea swells generated by Floren

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UPDATED: Remnant of Tropical Storm Beryl sweeps onto Dominica

Beryl, which had been the Atlantic season's first hurricane, disintegrated as a tropical storm shortly before reaching Dominica on Sunday. But the US National Hurricane Center said it still had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph (75 kph) as it zipped over Dominica moving west-northwestward at 26 mph (43 kph).

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'Beryl' strengthens into first hurricane of season

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Beryl has become the first named hurricane of the season, threatening islands still trying to recover from last year's storms, forecasters said Friday.


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Frequent Lightning, Heavy Rain & Wind

Dean warns of a summer of rain as storm season close

THERE will be an increase in rainfall over the next few months, chief meteorologist Basil Dean said in the wake of yesterday’s thunderstorms.Mr Dean said Wednesday’s rains were triggered by a mid to low-level trough, the effects of which should trigg

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'Get ready - hurricane season is on its way'

THE Grand Bahama Port Authority is urging residents to ensure they are prepared for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season.The regulatory body met with corporate stakeholders on Wednesday to discuss its hurricane preparedness plan for Grand Bahama.The is

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NEMA anticipates seven hurricanes this year

THE National Emergency Management Agency anticipates the upcoming hurricane season will bring seven hurricanes, with three of these expected to be category three or higher.

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Central Bahamas set for bad weekend weather

BAD weather will continue in the Central Bahamas through Saturday, the Department of Meteorology said Friday evening.

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Above average hurricane season predicted

AS WEATHER experts expect a slightly above average 2018 hurricane season, Chief Meteorologist Basil Dean urged residents to take advantage of this dry season to make preparations in anticipation of any possible dangerous and destructive storms that could affect the county.