BWS: Karl “A Potential Threat To Bermuda”

September 19, 2016

[Updated] Tropical Storm Karl — the 11th named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season – is “not a threat to Bermuda at this time” and its closest point of approach to the island within 72 hrs is forecast to be 490 nm to the south-south-east at 6.00am on Thursday, [Sept 22], the Bermuda Weather Service said this morning.

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:


The U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “Karl is moving toward the west near 15 mph [24 km/h]. A turn toward the west-northwest at a similar forward speed is expected later today or on Tuesday. Maximum sustained winds remain near 40 mph [65 km/h] with higher gusts. Slow strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:


Update 6.09pm: The BWS has now updated to say Karl is a “potential threat to Bermuda,” and its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hrs is forecast to be 374 nm to the SSE at 6pm on Thursday, Sept 22.

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  1. bermuda says:

    by the pictures it looks as if we are going get some of this storm maybe not a direct hit but something…. i could be wrong i cant read weather……

  2. mb says:

    Sorry – am I missing something here???
    It’s heading straight for us…hello, anyone awake at BWS and Govt???

  3. raskarr says:

    Looks like a threat to me. The term “potential threat”, “not a threat” and “threat” need to be redone by the BWS. It’s pointing right at us. Prepare, Bermuda!