Cold front expected for northwest Bahamas

Last day of hurricane season NASSAU, BAHAMAS — The northwest Bahamas is expected to experience a strong cold front today, according to The Bahamas Department of Meteorology. In its forecast for today, the department advised that a high-pressure riding will gradually retreat eastward ahead of a strong cold front. The weather is expected to be […]

Tropical storm warning for southeast Bahamas

Central Bahamas on tropical storm watch NASSAU, BAHAMAS — A tropical storm warning remains in effect for the southeast Bahamas, as Tropical Storm Laura continues to dump heavy rains over portions of Puerto Rico. Along with Turks and Caicos Islands, those southeast islands under storm warning include Inagua, Mayaguana, Crooked Island, Acklins, Ragged Island, Long […]

Hurricane warning in effect for all islands of The Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Isaias formed into a hurricane overnight with maximum sustained winds of 80mph, according to the National Hurricane Center. Around 2am, the National Hurricane Center issued a warning to the northwestern, southeast and central Bahamas as the Category 1 storm moves closer to Great Inagua. Those northwest islands include Andros, New Providence, Eleuthera, Abacos […]

ZNS newscast hit by technical difficulties

NASSAU, BAHAMAS —The nightly ZNS news broadcast has been delayed due to technical difficulties, according to Broadcasting Corporation of The Bahamas executive chairman Mike Smith. “They have an IT glitch, it should be up soon,” Smith said. “They have to reboot the system, that’s the latest information. It’s a technical problem connected to the IT […]

Saharan Dust plume expected through end of the week

Unintended benefit: Dust is absorbing moisture that tropical cyclones need to form NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Residents with allergies and or respiratory illnesses are being advised to take necessary precautions, inclusive of taking medication, as The Bahamas braces for a concentrated expanse of Saharan dust haze. Some of the dust, known as the Saharan Air Layer […]

Wicked weather dumps heavy rain flooding the capital

New Providence and surrounding islands are still drying off today following several hours of battering heavy rains and a thunder and lightning storm Sunday morning. According to Forecaster at the Department of Meteorology, Kaylinda Ward, the freak weather was the result of “a mid-level disturbance which developed in the Gulf of Mexico moving over us […]

U.S. Coast Guard search for American swept away at sea

Treacherous waves batter famed Glass Window bridge   An American tourist went missing at sea after he was hurled into the Atlantic Ocean by massive waves at Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera early yesterday morning, police said. Eleuthera police told Eyewitness News that the missing man, who is said to be 19-years-old, was with another […]

Severe Weather for The Bahamas

Heavy rains have left behind major flooding in parts of New Providence. Residential areas including Nassau East, Pinewood, and some parts of Coral Harbour are all left with significant flooding. The heavy rains are expected to carry on until Saturday, January 13, then hold off again until Tuesday of next week. A thunderstorm warning was […]