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Bermuda Marine Forecast

This forecast covers an area out to 25 nautical miles from the coastline
Issued at 11:30 am - Thursday, September 18, 2014
The next scheduled update will be issued at 4:30 pm
Small Craft Warning (Valid for  Today to Friday morning)
Thunderstorm Advisory (Valid for  Today through Tonight)

Marine Synopsis -

A complex low passing to the near west continues patchy rain, showers, and isolated thunderstorms through tonight. Strong winds rapidly decrease Friday morning while seas continue moderate through the weekend. Isolated showers remain through Saturday and then high pressure builds later on Sunday, settling conditions.

Today -

  Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots, soon increasing 20 to 25 knots with gusts to 32 knots in heavier showers...  Patchy rain and showers with isolated thunderstorms and fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 2 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 4 to 7 ft...  Sunrise: 7:04 am.

Tonight -

  Winds southwesterly 20 to 25 knots, decreasing 15 to 20 knots late night...  Patchy rain and showers with isolated thunderstorms and fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 2 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 9 ft...  Sunset: 7:21 pm.

Friday -

  Winds west-southwesterly 12 to 18 knots, rapidly decreasing northerly 8 to 12 knots by the afternoon, veering northeasterly 5 to 10 knots in the evening, veering easterly late night...  Isolated to scattered showers with a chance of early morning thunder and fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 1 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 8 ft, decreasing during the evening inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 4 to 7 ft...  Sunrise: 7:05 am; Sunset: 7:20 pm.

Saturday -

  Winds east-southeasterly 5 to 10 knots, veering southerly in the afternoon, increasing 10 to 15 knots overnight...  Isolated showers with a chance of thunder and fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 3 to 6 ft...  Sunrise: 7:05 am; Sunset: 7:18 pm.

Sunday -

  Winds southerly 10 to 15 knots, increasing 12 to 18 knots in the afternoon...  Isolated showers with mainly fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 4 to 7 ft...  Sunrise: 7:06 am; Sunset: 7:17 pm.

Monday -

  Winds southerly 12 to 18 knots, decreasing 10 to 15 knots overnight...  Isolated showers with mainly fair visibility... Seas increasing, inside the reef 1 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 8 ft...  Sunrise: 7:07 am; Sunset: 7:16 pm.

Tides at St George's (for Great Sound tides, add 10 minutes):
High: 5:32 pm this afternoon: 1m/3.3ft, 5:49 am Friday: 0.9m/3ft
Low: 11:43 pm tonight: 0.5m/1.6ft, 11:54 am Friday: 0.5m/1.6ft
Sea Surface Temperature: 29.1°C/84.4°F
Meteorologist: Michelle Pitcher, Observer: Dana Masters