BWS Issue ‘Severe Weather Warning’ For Tonight

April 21, 2021 | 1 Comment

The Bermuda Weather Service has issued a Severe Weather Warning for this evening [April 21] saying that “one of thunderstorms moving across the area from the west has developed severe characteristics.”

This evening, a Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] is advising that the island is currently experiencing unsettled weather conditions this evening.

“As a result the BWS has issued a gale warning for late tonight and notes that there’s also the potential for storm force gusts after midnight. A thunderstorm advisory has also been issued.

“As a public safety advisory, any motorists or commuters who plan to be on the road this evening should exercise care and caution. The community can stay abreast of the severe weather developments by visiting www.weather.bm.”

The BWS had issued a Thunderstorm Advisory earlier today, and at 6.45pm, the BWS said, “Severe Weather Warning issued. One of the thunderstorms moving across the area from the west has developed severe characteristics, detected on Doppler radar.

“Potential exists for gusts in excess of 50 knots, in the next hour, across the island. A Severe Weather Warning has been issued to augment the Thunderstorm Advisory already in effect.”

Update 8.10pm: The BWS said, “The Severe Weather Warning continues as more active thunderstorms continue to move through the area, causing wind gusts approaching 50 knots in some areas.”

Update 9.00pm: The BWS said, “The severe thunderstorms have moved out of the area now. At the moment, we do not see any evidence of further severe thunderstorms upstream, so the Severe Weather Warning has now ended. As these data show, this evening’s activity certainly had an impact on the wind speed, causing large peaks (up to 50 knots at some locations) and lulls in between each thunderstorm passage. A Thunderstorm Advisory is still valid tonight, so don’t be surprised if you hear the odd rumble. Of course, our diligent staff are on duty all night, monitoring conditions and providing regular updates at www.weather.bm. Stay safe, Bermuda.

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  1. puzzled says:

    Bit late.

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