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Last BPBA Season Power Boat Race Cancelled

Last BPBA Season Power Boat Race Cancelled

The Bermuda Power Boat Association has cancelled the last power boat race of the 2018 season which was scheduled to take place tomorrow [Sept 8] at Spanish Point Boat Club, due to the approach of Tropical Storm / Hurricane Florence. The association has planned a meeting for Thursday to decide whether to reschedule the race or not. Slideshow from this... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Florence A “Potential Threat”

Tropical Storm Florence A “Potential Threat”

Tropical Storm Florence is a “potential threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 363 nm to the south at 6am on Tuesday [Sept 11] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period.” Graphic courtesy of... Read more of this article

NOAA Hurricane Hunter Arrives In Bermuda

NOAA Hurricane Hunter Arrives In Bermuda

One of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s [NOAA] Hurricane Hunter aircraft arrived in Bermuda this afternoon [Sept 7] in advance of research flights into Tropical Storm / Hurricane Florence. A NOAA social media post today said, “NOAA’s WP-3D Orion [#N42RF] #Kermit is fueling up and heading to Bermuda today to stage... Read more of this article

Ministry Advisory On Tropical Storm Florence

Ministry Advisory On Tropical Storm Florence

The Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] continues to closely monitor the track of Tropical Storm Florence and the Ministry of National Security pointed out that “the south shore will experience high surf conditions associated with TS Florence, and the public is encouraged to use caution on the beaches this weekend”. A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Two Cruise Ships Cancel Due To Weather

Two Cruise Ships Cancel Due To Weather

The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre confirmed that both the Norwegian Escape and Sirena have cancelled their calls to Bermuda due to the weather forecast.The Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre posted, “Norwegian Escape has cancelled call to Bermuda next week [Wed 12th Sept] due to forecasted weather. “M/v Sirena has also cancelled call... Read more of this article

Ministry Issues Update On Hurricane Florence

Ministry Issues Update On Hurricane Florence

The Ministry of National Security issued an update from the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] regarding Hurricane Florence, saying that as of now public transportation, schools and government offices will be open on Monday as normal, and the EMO anticipates meeting on Monday. Graphic courtesy of the BWS:The full statement from the Ministry is... Read more of this article

NHC: Hurricane Florence Now A Category 3

NHC: Hurricane Florence Now A Category 3

According to the latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Florence is now a category 3 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 115 mph [185 km/h] with higher gusts. The NHC said, “Florence is moving toward the northwest near 12 mph [19 km/h]. A turn toward the west-northwest with a decrease in forward speed is expected later... Read more of this article

EMO ‘Closely Monitoring’ Hurricane Florence

EMO ‘Closely Monitoring’ Hurricane Florence

This morning [Sept 5] the Ministry of National Security advised that the Emergency Measures Organisation [EMO] is “closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Florence.”The Ministry said, “While the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] notes that the storm’s track will continue to fluctuate as the week progresses, the Ministry takes this... Read more of this article

Hurricane Florence “Not A Threat At This Time”

Hurricane Florence “Not A Threat At This Time”

Hurricane Florence is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours forecast to be 673 nm to the ESE, 6am Saturday [Sept 8] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.” Graphic courtesy... Read more of this article

Tropical Storm Gordon Not A Threat To Bermuda

Tropical Storm Gordon Not A Threat To Bermuda

Tropical Storm Gordon is “not a threat to Bermuda”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours having passed. Gordon is the seventh named storm of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season, and the second Tropical Storm currently swirling in the Atlantic, joining Tropical Storm Florence. Graphic... Read more of this article

Sixth Named Storm Of 2018 Hurricane Season

Sixth Named Storm Of 2018 Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Florence — the sixth named storm of the 2018 hurricane season — is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs forecast to be 1344 nm to the ESE at 6pm Tuesday [Sept 4] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer... Read more of this article

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Forms In Atlantic

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six Forms In Atlantic

Potential Tropical Cyclone Six is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time”, the Bermuda Weather Service said, with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 1688 nm to the ESE at 12pm on Monday [Sept 3] with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon... Read more of this article

Category 5 Hurricane Heading Toward Hawaii

Category 5 Hurricane Heading Toward Hawaii

Hawaii residents are preparing for the impact of Hurricane Lane, a powerful category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph. The state closed all government offices on Maui and the Big Island starting Wednesday, all University of Hawaii campuses were shut down on Maui and the Big Island, as well as Molokai and Lanai. The National Hurricane... Read more of this article