Related Items: SUNRISE: 7:01AMSUNSET: 6:58PMLOW TIDE: 9:14AM &10:10PM HIGH TIDE: 3:29PM & 4:05AM SATMOONRISE: 2:58PMMOONSET: 2:08 AM SATEXTENDED FORECAST: A SURFACE LOW PRESSURE MAY DEVELOP BETWEEN THE WESTERN BAHAMAS AND FLORIDA EARLY THIS WEEKEND, POSSIBLY BECOMING A TROPICAL CYCLONE. THE LOW WILL DRIFT NORTHEAST THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING, SHIFTING BACK TO THE SOUTHWEST TO WEST THROUGH SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY 90 °F 32 °C LOW TEMPERATURE TONIGHT 77 °F 25 °C Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, September 29, 2017 – Nassau – 6:00 AM FORECAST FOR TODAY AND TONIGHT, FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER, 2017, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY. GENERAL SITUATION: THE INTERACTION OF AN UPPER LEVEL LOW OVER THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO AND A BROAD SURFACE TROUGH OVER THE NORTHWESTERN CARIBBEAN CONTINUES TO PULL PLUMES OF DEEP TROPICAL MOISTURE ACROSS AREA, PRODUCING PERIODS OF UNSETTLED WEATHER TODAY.SPECIAL WARNINGS: BOATERS SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION DUE TO MODERATE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS AND ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL OF WATERSPOUTS… & BEACHGOERS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT DUE TO THE RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG NORTH AND EAST COAST BEACHES…NORTHWEST AND CENTRAL BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY: GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.WINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 15 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS & 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMASSEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET OVER THE OCEAN WITH SOME MODERATE NORTHEASTERLY SWELLS IN THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CENTRAL BAHAMAS. TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK: A large area of cloudiness and showers extending from theNorthwestern Caribbean Sea northward across Cuba to southern Florida and the northwestern Bahamas is associated with a broad surface trough interacting with an upper-level low. A weak area of low pressure is likely to form from this weather system later today and move northward near the east coast of the Florida peninsula through Saturday. Environmental conditions appear conducive for some development of this system during the next couple of days, before upper-level winds become less favorable Saturday night or Sunday. Regardless of development, this system is likely to produce locally heavy rainfall over portions of central and western Cuba, the Florida Keys, the Florida peninsula, and the northwestern Bahamas during the next several days.FORECASTER: K. WARD-FORBES/vdPhoto: Acklins Island, Bahamas FORECAST FOR SUNDAYWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMSWINDS: EASTERLY AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER THE OCEAN SOUTHEAST BAHAMASWEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY AND HOT WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS.ADVISORY: A SMALL CRAFT CAUTION IS IN EFFECT.…GUSTY WINDS AND HIGHER SEAS CAN BE EXPECTED IN SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS…WINDS: EAST TO SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 20 KNOTS OVER OPEN WATERS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp FORECAST FOR SATURDAY WEATHER: PARTLY CLOUDY, WARM AND HUMID WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMSWINDS: SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS…& 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMASSEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE NORTHWEST & CENTRAL BAHAMAS…4 TO 6 FEET IN THE SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS.
Kolkata: The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is slapping a notice on Kolkata Metro Rail for putting up advertisements on several pillars, particularly in Rajarhat-New Town area. The state government has been developing vertical gardens on the Metro pillars in an effort to increase greenery in the city.”We have waived Rs 257 crore as fees against the land that we had developed and later handed it over for construction of pillars for the Metro project. The Union Railway minister had written to the state government seeking a waiver. The matter was taken up at the state Cabinet and then we decided not to take charges, considering the fact that the project will benefit the people of the state. But now, they are using the pillars for commercial purposes and have put up advertisements on some of them,” state Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim, who is also the chairman of KMDA, said. Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataThe Chief Executive Officer (CEO), KMDA, had written a letter to the Metro authority on February 15 but later when they were called in for a meeting in this connection, they did not turn up. “KMDA CEO has slapped a notice that the advertisements should be pulled down. I have personally requested the General Manager of Metro Railways that in an effort to curb pollution, we will be using these pillars for the purpose of developing vertical gardens,” Hakim said. A large number of vehicles ply daily along the Eastern Metropolitan Bypass and use Biswa Bangla Sarani to commute to the airport resulting in severe pollution. “Hence, increasing the green cover through vertical gardens will reduce the impact of pollution,” a senior KMDA official maintained.