SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FRIDAY 8TH MARCH, 2013 AT 5PM EDT
A deepening low pressure center off the Carolina Coast is generating moderate to dangerous large swell which will propagate southward during the next seven days.
Moderate to Heavy swells have begun bombarding the coastline of the more eastern islands of the Bahamas Chain including the Turks and Caicos Islands.
These Dangerous swells which could exceed 22 feet during its peak on Sunday will result in Sea Spray and overtopping water, particularly around Long Warf, Go-Slow Bend, Saunders Beach, areas in the vicinity of the Cave, West Bay Street, Eastern New Providence, the Glass Window Bridge in Eleuthera and other areas throughout the archipelago vulnerable to sea swells.
Motorist should exercise extreme caution along coastal roads particularly during the peak of these swells on Sunday. Home-dwellers along coastal areas are advised to take every precaution to protect lives and property.