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BWS: “More Wet & Potentially Noisy Weather”

BWS: “More Wet & Potentially Noisy Weather”

“More wet and potentially noisy weather conditions on the way for late tonight into tomorrow,” the Bermuda Weather Service said, adding that “last Saturday’s early wake up call was just a start to more rain, showers, and thunderstorms that are expected to arrive after midnight tonight.” The BWS has issued a Thunderstorm... Read more of this article

Lightning Seen This Morning Over The East End

Lightning Seen This Morning Over The East End

Lightning was seen early this morning [Sept 19] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the sky with these photos taken at about 6.50am.The Bermuda Weather Service public synopsis says, “An area of low pressure in our vicinity will bring a few showers and a chance of... Read more of this article

Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

Flight Diverts After ‘Possible Lightning Strike’

[Updated] A “possible lightning strike” resulted in a JetBlue flight scheduled to travel from New York to Bermuda diverting to Logan Airport in Boston today [Sept 19]. An NECN story said, “JetBlue Flight 1731 had left John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City on Monday morning when the pilot reported a possible lightning strike after... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

Lightning Strikes Causes Damage At Airport

The Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the airport suffered damage from lightning strikes during the thunderstorm yesterday, the government confirmed today. A spokesperson said, “During the severe thunderstorm activity yesterday [August 24, 2016], the Air Traffic Control Tower and the Long Range Radar at the L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning Seen Last Night Over The East End

Lightning was seen last night [Aug 22] over the east end, with Bernews capturing a quick look at the natural light show as the phenomena lit up clouds in the night sky. The Bermuda Weather Service had issued a Thunderstorm Advisory valid last night through Tuesday evening, with their forecast for calling for “sunny periods with a shower or two,... Read more of this article

Local TV News Back On Air After Lightning Strike

Local TV News Back On Air After Lightning Strike

The Bermuda Broadcasting Company’s 7pm local newscast was back on TV screens this evening — after a powerful lightning strike damaged vital equipment. Critical components in the TV Master Control Room were knocked out by the storm, and since then staff at the Fort Hill station have been working flat out to make repairs. Chief Operating Officer Patrick... Read more of this article

Photos: Lightning Bolts & Clouds In The East End

Photos: Lightning Bolts & Clouds In The East End

Bolts of lightning could be seen over parts of Bermuda this evening [Oct 13], with these photos captured off the east end of the island at around 9.30pm this evening. The Bermuda Weather Service issued a Thunderstorm Advisory which is valid through Wednesday, with their forecast for this evening saying, “possible thunder will prevail as a weak... Read more of this article

Photos: Lightning Bolts Over North Shore

Photos: Lightning Bolts Over North Shore

The Bermuda Weather Service issued a Thunderstorm Advisory and Gale Warning for this evening [Jan 26], and thunderstorms have been apparent, with lightning bolts visible across some areas of the island. The photos below were taken at approximately 7.40pm this evening, from the Baileys Bay area, looking out towards North Shore. The Bermuda Weather Service’s... Read more of this article

Lightning Strike Damages Airport Taxiway Light

Lightning Strike Damages Airport Taxiway Light

A lightning strike resulted in damage to the taxiway edge light of the airport, and technicians could be seen working in the area following the incident. The island has been experiencing some inclement weather today, with the Bermuda Weather Service issuing a Thunderstorm Advisory valid through this evening. The General Manager at L.F. Wade International... Read more of this article

Govt Voicemail Out Of Service For Ten Days

Govt Voicemail Out Of Service For Ten Days

The Ministry of Public Works today [June 3] advised that the Government’s voicemail service — which was damaged during a lightning storm over a week ago — has not yet been restored. A spokesperson said, “The necessary equipment parts are in the process of being ordered and replaced. “However, due to the age and proprietary... Read more of this article

Govt. Voicemail Not Operational Following Storm

Govt. Voicemail Not Operational Following Storm

The lightning storm this past weekend damaged hardware components associated with the Government voice mail system, resulting in the voice mail for 295-5151 being out of order. Photo of this weekend’s lightning storm shot by Daniel Hetzel from Hinson’s IslandA spokesperson said, “Due to the lightning damage to the Government telephone... Read more of this article

Lightning Strikes Roof Of Southampton Church

Lightning Strikes Roof Of Southampton Church

Last night’s lightning storm appears to have damaged the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Southampton, with the Church’s roof sustaining damage overnight. The Bermuda Fire & Rescue Service are presently on scene assessing the situation. Dr. Sydney Gibbons, the Church’s Pastor, confirmed that is no internal damage to the church and... Read more of this article

Photos: Last Night’s Lightning & Thunderstorm

Photos: Last Night’s Lightning & Thunderstorm

[Updated] Lightning could be seen — and heard — last night [May 24], with nature putting on an electrifying display as a flurry of lightning bolts came crashing down over the island. The good news is it looks like the bad weather may have cleared in time for tomorrow’s holiday, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying, “High pressure... Read more of this article