Special Weather Statement

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Inclement and a very wet weather ahead for the week for The Bahamas

A broad low pressure trough straddling the Northwest and Central Bahamas will linger over the area for the next few days. This trough will eventually lift and move northeastward into the open Atlantic Ocean by Thursday. Periods of scattered showers and isolated strong to severe thunderstorms are expected during the week. Heavy downpours, strong gusty winds and frequent lightning activity will accompany severe thunderstorm activity. Prolonged rainfall resulting in localized flooding in low-lying areas is anticipated.

Some improvement in weather conditions is forecast for the extreme Northwest (Bimini, Berry Islands, Grand Bahama, Abaco) and Northwest Bahamas (North Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera) on Wednesday 1st June and Thursday 2nd June respectively.