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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 - Tuesday, March 31, 2020
The next scheduled update will be issued at 4:30 pm
Small Craft Warning (Valid for  Wednesday morning )
Gale Warning (Valid for  Wednesday afternoon through Wednesday night)

Marine Synopsis -

Short-lived high pressure today will give way to more active pattern over the next few days. A rapidly deepening low pressure system will pass to our near northwest on Wednesday with gales, storm force gusts, and potential thunderstorms. This activity will peak Wednesday evening as a strong cold front passes. However, the parent low will plague us for days to come thereafter with blustery wind, showers and seas building to near high late in the week.

Today -

  Winds west-northwesterly 12 to 18 knots, backing westerly 10 to 15 knots this afternoon...  Isolated early morning showers with fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 2 to 4 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 7 ft...  Sunrise: 7:07 am.

Tonight -

  Winds westerly 10 to 15 knots, briefly becoming variable 5 knots late evening, settling southeasterly 10 to 15 knots late night...  Isolated late night showers with fair visibility... Seas inside the reef 2 to 4 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 7 ft...  Sunset: 7:38 pm.

Wednesday -

  Winds south-southeasterly 12 to 18 knots, rapidly increasing south-southwesterly 25 to 35 knots with gusts to 50 knots in showers and thunderstorms towards afternoon, then veering northwesterly late evening and becoming 25 to 35 knots with gusts to 45 knots overnight...  Widespread morning rain areas with poor visibility, becoming widespread showers and scattered thunderstorms with poor to very poor visibility from afternoon; thunderstorms clearing during the evening. Northerly swells... Seas inside the reef 3 to 4 ft... Outside the reef 9 to 15 ft, increasing during the night inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 10 to 18 ft...  Sunrise: 7:06 am; Sunset: 7:39 pm.

Thursday -

  Winds west-northwesterly 20 to 30 knots gusts to 40 knots...  Scattered showers with fair to poor visibility... Seas increasing, inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 10 to 18 ft...  Sunrise: 7:05 am; Sunset: 7:40 pm.

Friday -

  Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots gusts to 40 knots...  Scattered showers with fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 12 to 20 ft...  Sunrise: 7:03 am; Sunset: 7:41 pm.

Saturday -

  Winds northwesterly 20 to 30 knots gusts to 40 knots, easing northerly 15 to 20 knots overnight...  Scattered showers with fair to poor visibility tend isolated showers and improving visibility towards evening... Seas inside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Outside the reef 12 to 20 ft, decreasing during the night...  Sunrise: 7:02 am; Sunset: 7:41 pm.

Tides at St George's (for Great Sound tides, add 10 minutes):
High: 1:41 pm this afternoon: 0.8m/2.6ft, 2:32 am tonight: 1m/3.3ft
Low: 8:05 pm this evening: 0.4m/1.3ft, 9:13 am Wednesday: 0.4m/1.3ft
Sea Surface Temperature: 19.8°C/67.6°F
Meteorologist: Mark Guishard, Observer: Dana Masters