Highest Recorded Gusts In Humberto Of 144 MPH

September 21, 2019

During Hurricane Humberto, the island experienced hurricane force winds between 7pm and 11pm and the highest recorded gusts were at Bermuda Radio at Fort George, which recorded gusts of 125 knots or 144 mph.

This was from National Disaster Coordinator Steve Cosham, who said, “The island did record hurricane force winds between 7pm and 11pm. The strongest gusts were between 8pm and 9pm, with just over 100 knots at sea level. And the highest recorded gusts were at Bermuda Radio at Fort George, which is elevated, and it was 125 knots or 144 mph.”

Despite being hit by hurricane force winds, the island is quickly being restored, with clean up work having started at first light, 20,000 of the 28,000 homes who lost power having had it restored, ferry service resuming, and partial bus service resuming today.

While restoration continues to take place from Humberto, the island is keeping a careful watch on Tropical Storm Jerry — which the BWS said is a “threat to Bermuda” — you can view our live updates on Hurricane Humberto and Tropical Storm Jerry here.

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  1. Toodle-oo says:

    Ayah , I thought it was a little bumpy up in the west. Despite the fact that the barometer had steadied and was rising at 8.15pm the worst was from approx 8.20 to 8.50
    That southeast quadrant was a nasty little thing .
    Still , how far was the eye wall away from us , does anyone know ?

    • Ian Douglas says:

      Great question, was close enough to give us 144 mph gusts, glad it wasn’t closer because there would have definitely been even more damage. We were very fortunate. Found this from Weather Underground, wonder how wide the eye wall was to hit us as hard as it did:

      Hurricane Humberto, the second major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic season, roared past Bermuda Wednesday night as a Category 3 storm with 120 mph winds. The powerful right-front eyewall of Humberto battered Bermuda with sustained winds well in excess of hurricane force as the eye passed 75 miles to the north of Bermuda near 8 pm EDT.

      Jerry is currently forecasted to be much closer at 59nm to the north west of us at its closest approach, albeit as a much weaker storm, thankfully. Be safe Bermuda!

  2. Concerned Bermudian says:

    Fantastic that there is an interpreter for the hearing impaired!!! Well done!!