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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, January 23, 2020
The next scheduled update will be issued at 4:30 pm
Gale Warning (Valid for  This morning through Tonight)
Small Craft Warning (Valid for  Friday morning through Saturday morning)

Marine Synopsis -

A low pressure system to our near southeast maintains widespread rain, gales with near storm force gusts, and very rough to high seas. Seas and rain begin to decrease overnight while gales remain until dawn on Friday. Conditions continue to gradually settle Friday through Saturday as the low center moves away to the northeast. A weak ridge further settles conditions Saturday night.

Today -

  Winds northeasterly 25 to 35 knots gusts to 45 knots, increasing 30 to 40 knots in heavier rain or showers...  Patchy to widespread rain and showers with fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 3 to 6 ft... Outside the reef 16 to 20 ft, increasing during the morning...  Sunrise: 7:18 am.

Tonight -

  Winds north-northeasterly 25 to 35 knots gusts to 40 knots, backing northerly 22 to 32 knots near dawn...  Patchy rain and showers with mainly fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 12 to 18 ft, decreasing during the night...  Sunset: 5:44 pm.

Friday -

  Winds northerly 20 to 30 knots, decreasing 18 to 24 knots later in the afternoon...  Patchy light rain and showers with mainly fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 12 to 18 ft, decreasing during the night inside the reef 2 to 4 ft... Outside the reef 10 to 15 ft...  Sunrise: 7:18 am; Sunset: 5:44 pm.

Saturday -

  Winds northerly 15 to 20 knots, decreasing 10 to 15 knots by evening, becoming variable 5 knots overnight...  Isolated showers with fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 2 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 8 to 12 ft, decreasing...  Sunrise: 7:17 am; Sunset: 5:45 pm.

Sunday -

  Winds southwesterly 5 to 10 knots, variable at times early, increasing southwesterly 12 to 18 knots towards evening, veering westerly overnight...  Isolated morning showers with fair visibility, returning overnight with fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 1 to 3 ft... Outside the reef 6 to 10 ft, decreasing...  Sunrise: 7:17 am; Sunset: 5:46 pm.

Monday -

  Winds west-southwesterly 12 to 18 knots, increasing 16 to 22 knots late afternoon, veering westerly 10 to 15 knots overnight...  Isolated showers with mainly fair visibility, becoming scattered at times overnight... Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 8 ft...  Sunrise: 7:16 am; Sunset: 5:47 pm.

Tides at St George's (for Great Sound tides, add 10 minutes):
Low: 2:03 pm this afternoon: 0.3m/1ft, 1:36 am tonight: 0.2m/0.7ft
High: 7:35 pm this evening: 0.9m/3ft, 8:03 am Friday: 1.2m/3.9ft
Sea Surface Temperature: 18°C/64.4°F
Meteorologist: Michelle Pitcher, Observer: Chris Black