Weather Service Issue Tropical Storm Watch

May 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

[Updated] The Bermuda Weather Service issued a ‘Tropical Storm Watch’ this afternoon [May 20] noting that a “disturbance is developing approximately 600nm east of Bermuda.”

The BWS said, “BWS has issued a Tropical Storm Watch. A potential tropical or subtropical disturbance is developing approximately 600 nm east of Bermuda, but has not formed yet. A Tropical Storm Watch has been issued, to cover the potential for sustained winds reaching 35 knots and seas exceeding 12 feet offshore on Friday.

“When/if official advisories begin on this system, BWS will start issuing Tropical Update Bulletins with more details about track and intensity. Please check back regularly at http://weather.bm/marineforecast.asp for local wind/sea forecasts, and www.nhc.noaa.gov to monitor progress of this developing system.”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC

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Update 3.55pm: A Government spokesperson said, “As the public is aware, the Bermuda Weather Service [BWS] is monitoring the potential development of a Tropical or Subtropical Storm, which at noon today was approximately 600nm to the east northeast of Bermuda.

“As such, a Tropical Storm Watch has been issued. The BWS notes that there is the potential for sustained winds reaching 35 knots and seas exceeding 12 feet offshore on tomorrow [May 21].

Today the Minister of National Security, Renee Ming said, “The Ministry is also keeping a very close eye on this developing weather system and we will keep the public abreast of any safety advisories. It should be noted that we are just days away from the start of hurricane season, and now would be a good time for the community to assess and refresh their emergency plans and storm supplies.”

“To follow the latest developments associated with this potential storm system visit www.weather.bm.”

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