Monday 30 November, 2020

Bermuda under Tropical Storm Warning

Source: Bermuda Weather Service

Source: Bermuda Weather Service

A Tropical Storm Warning is now in effect for Bermuda with Hurricane Teddy now located 605 miles south east of the island.  

Residents have been urged by the government to complete their preparations for Teddy by tomorrow.   

The Bermuda Weather Service in an update this morning says high pressure ridging maintains largely fine and dry weather for the moment with mostly light breezes.  

Conditions will then begin to deteriorate tomorrow as Hurricane Teddy is a threat to Bermuda and is expected to approach from the southeast.  

It warns that breezy conditions can become increasingly windy with outbreaks of rain, showers, and the development of hazardous surf and swells. 

Bermuda’s Minister of National Security Renee Ming issued a statement yesterday on Hurricane Teddy.  

Ming said government is equipped, ready and able to not only deal with the storm but to ensure the public is kept safe and protected.  

This afternoon the government will provide further updates on any suspension or cessation of services.  

However, the National Security Minister said this should not stop residents from restocking their storm supplies.  

The public is being urged to replenish their storm kits and have their preparations finalised by Sunday.  

Photo: NHC

According to the 8am update from the US National Hurricane Center (NHC), Teddy will approach Bermuda on Sunday and move near or east of the island late Sunday and early Monday. Maximum sustained winds are near 125 mph (205 km/h) with higher gusts.  

Some fluctuations in intensity are likely today.  

A more pronounced decrease in Teddy's maximum winds is forecast to begin on Sunday, but the wind field of the hurricane is forecast to increase substantially at the same time.  

Hurricane-force winds currently extend outward up to 60 miles (95 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 230 miles (370 km). 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND  

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WIND: Tropical storm conditions are expected to affect Bermuda and beginning Sunday afternoon or evening. These conditions may linger through most of the day Monday.  

SURF: Large swells generated by Teddy are affecting the Lesser Antilles, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and Bermuda. 

Swells from Teddy will begin affecting most of the east coast of the United States later today and will reach Atlantic Canada by early Sunday. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. 

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