Issued today by the Bahamas Department of Meteorology.
The text of the Statement is as follows:
A deepening low pressure center off the Carolina Coast is generating moderate to dangerous large swells 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 their 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.
Motorists 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.