Live Video Replay: Winds & Weather Conditions

January 8, 2016

[Updated] The island is presently experiencing high winds, which have impacted the ferry service, put the Paget stop lights out of order, and reportedly resulted in a woman being “blown off” her cycle.

The police have already urged the motoring public to “drive and ride with caution as the winds are presently very high,” adding that “there is already one report of a woman being blown off of her cycle.”

The government has advised that the Causeway will remain open, but said ferry services have been impacted by the inclement weather.

“Marine & Ports has suspended ferry services to Cavello Bay, Dockyard, Belmont, Hodsdon’s Ferry and Lower Ferry,” a spokesperson said. “Ferry services will operate to Rockaway, Watford Bridge, Darrell’s Wharf and Salt Kettle as scheduled. ”

There is presently an area of low pressure swirling around in the Atlantic, and the Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Gale Warning valid for today to this evening, saying: “A deep low passes near to our north this afternoon with gale winds, gusts to storm force and a few bands of showers.”

Update 4.34pm: The live feed has ended and a 40 minute replay is below

The U.S. National Hurricane Center’s latest update today said, “An extratropical low pressure system centered about 75 miles north of Bermuda is producing a large area of gale-force winds and maximum winds of 50 to 60 mph.

“During the next couple of days, the combination of strong upper-level winds, dry air, and cool sea- surface temperatures are expected to remain unfavorable for subtropical or tropical cyclone formation while the low moves eastward at 15 to 20 mph into the central Atlantic Ocean.

“However, environmental conditions could become more conducive for this system to acquire some subtropical characteristics while it moves east- southeastward into the eastern subtropical Atlantic next week.

“Regardless of subtropical or tropical cyclone formation, this system is expected to produce hazardous marine conditions over portions of the central Atlantic for the next few days.”

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