BWS Issue Severe Weather Watch

May 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

[Updated] A Severe Weather Watch and Thunderstorm Advisory is in effect for this morning [May 16].

The BWS forecast for today states, “Strong gusty winds, patchy rain, embedded showers and thunderstorms persists [possibly severe], as inclement weather moves in from the west.

“The instability is the result of the convergence of low pressure features as they meet the nearby frontal boundary, that stretches just to our south. During this afternoon, a ridge of high pressure presses in from the north influencing the return of increasingly settled weather for a couple of days, along with gradually easing winds.”

A Government spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) has issued a Severe Weather Watch for this morning.

“As a note a Thunderstorm Advisory is already in effect. The island can expect to experience unsettled conditions, including high wind gusts during the morning hours.

“In that regard, motorists, commuters and the general public should exercise care and caution when travelling on our roads. To stay abreast of all severe weather developments, visit www.weather.bm.”

Update 8.30am: The BWS said, “The severe weather threat has abated, so the Severe Weather Watch is now being cancelled. However, [non-severe] thunderstorms are still moving through the area and a Thunderstorm Advisory remains in place.”

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