Bahamian Weather Advisory - Attention: Swimmers & Boaters Thursday, March 22, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Message to American Citizens: Bahamian Weather Advisory
The U.S. Embassy is transmitting this message to bring to the attention of American citizens the following weather advisory provided by the Bahamas Meteorological Department. Swimmers and boaters in particular should pay special attention to this message.
Begin weather advisory:
General situation: a high pressure ridge continues to produce fresh to strong winds over The Bahamas.
Swimmers should exercise caution in high surf and rip currents along the northern and eastern shore lines.
For the Northwest Bahamas:
Advisory: Small craft caution remains in effect. Winds: east-northeast to east-southeast at 15 to 20 knots. Seas running: 4 to 7 feet with moderate northeasterly swells.
For the Central and Southeast Bahamas:
Advisory: Small craft advisory is in effect. Winds: northeast to east at 20 to 25 knots. Seas running: 6 to 9 feet with large easterly swells.
End weather advisory.
American citizens traveling or residing overseas are encouraged to enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) so that the Department of State can better assist you in an emergency. STEP gives Americans residing abroad access to information, messages and announcements from the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the U.S. Citizens Services Unit of the U.S. Embassy’s Consular Section, located 42 Queen Street (across from the British Colonial Hilton Hotel), Nassau; telephone: 242-322-1181; ACS unit fax: 242-356-7174; e-mail: ACSNassau@state.gov; web page: http://nassau.usembassy.gov.
For information on "What the Department of State Can
and Can't Do in a Crisis," please visit the Bureau of Consular Affairs' Emergencies
and Crisis link.
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