Severe weather warning

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The Bahamas Department of Meteorology has issued a severe thunderstorm warning from 3:05 PM edt until 5:05 PM Tuesday 14TH May 2019. A severe thunderstorm warning remains in effect for Bimini and New Providence and their adjacent waters.

At 3:00 PM lightning detector, radar, and satellite imagery depicted clusters of heavy showers and strong to severe thunderstorms associated with pre-frontal activity moving towards and across the warning areas.

Some of these thunderstorms will be severe at times causing strong gusty winds, dangerous lightning, heavy downpours, hail, and possible waterspout or tornadic activity. Boaters in the warning areas 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.

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