Department of Meteorology - Special Weather Statement
Authored by: Department of Meteorology
Source: Department of Meteorology
Date: August 24, 2016


A broad area of showers and thunderstorms associated with a Strong Tropical Wave over the northern Leeward Islands still lack a well-defined circulation. 


However, regardless of tropical cyclone formation gusty winds and heavy rains are highly likely to accompany this system, beginning Thursday morning, and could result in severe flooding over the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Southeast Bahamas which includes Long Island, Ragged Island, Acklins, Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua.


Once the system gets over the Southeast Bahamas on Friday atmospheric conditions could become more favorable for development and therefore the Central and Northwest Bahamas can also brace themselves for widespread showers and gusty winds beginning Friday night.


Residents on the mentioned islands should have completed all seasonal precaution and be prepared to take quick and necessary actions to minimize possible flood damage.


Drainage Systems should have been cleared by now in order to minimize flooding impact.


Basil A. Dean
Deputy Director
Airport Meteorological Office
24th August 2016

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