Second Storm Of Season: Tropical Storm Bill

June 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

The second named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season has formed, with the Bermuda Weather Service saying that Tropical Storm Bill is “not a threat to Bermuda,” with its closest point of approach to Bermuda within 72 hours is forecast to be 351 nm to the NNW at 3am on Tuesday [June 15], with the BWS noting that “this system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.”

Graphic courtesy of the BWS:

BWS Tropical Storm Bill June 15 2021

The latest forecast from the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, “At 500 AM AST [0900 UTC], the center of Tropical Storm Bill was located near latitude 38.5 North, longitude 67.2 West. Bill is moving rapidly toward the northeast near 31 mph [50 km/h], and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday.

“Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 50 mph [85 km/h] with higher gusts. Little change in strength is expected today, followed by gradual weakening tonight and Wednesday morning when Bill will be moving over colder water. The system is forecast to become a post-tropical low by tonight and dissipate on Wednesday.

“Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles [150 km] from the center. The estimated minimum central pressure is 999 mb [29.50 inches].”

Graphic courtesy of the NHC:

NHC Tropical Storm Bill June 15 2021

On a related note, with an aim to elevate our coverage of the hurricane season, Bernews has teamed up with Glenn Jones for a ‘Stay Ready Storm’ feature, which is set to begin at 8.00pm on Wednesday, June 16th, and we are pleased to say that BWS Director Dr Mark Guishard will be joining us for the live broadcast.

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