Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

Latest News

Tropical depression heads for Bermuda

Saturday, July 04, 2020

Print this page Email A Friend!

HAMILTON, Bermuda (CMC)— Forecasters say a marginal tropical storm may bring gale-force winds and thunderstorms to Bermuda this weekend.

Tropical Depression 5 was about 240 miles west-southwest of the island at noon local time on Saturday, packing maximum winds of 34 miles per hour and stronger gusts. It was travelling in an east-northeast direction towards Bermuda and the Miami-based National Hurricane Centre (NHC) said it could become a tropical storm later in the day.

The Bermuda Weather Service said in its forecast that “Tropical Depression 5 has now formed and is projected to move north of Bermuda tonight as a marginal tropical storm.

“This may briefly bring gale-force winds, showers and the potential for thunderstorms through late tonight and early Sunday morning.”

The storm's closest point of approach to the island is forecast to be at 2:00 am (local time) on Sunday, when it is expected to be 48 miles to the northwest.

If Edouard forms this weekend it would be the earliest fifth named storm on record since the satellite era of the 1960s and 1970s, observers said.

The remnants of Tropical Storm Arthur passed over the island in May before the Atlantic hurricane season officially started on June 1. It ends on November 30.

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. The Jamaica Observer ePaper is available to you at home or at work, and is the same edition as the printed copy available at




1. We welcome reader comments on the top stories of the day. Some comments may be republished on the website or in the newspaper � email addresses will not be published.

2. Please understand that comments are moderated and it is not always possible to publish all that have been submitted. We will, however, try to publish comments that are representative of all received.

3. We ask that comments are civil and free of libellous or hateful material. Also please stick to the topic under discussion.

4. Please do not write in block capitals since this makes your comment hard to read.

5. Please don't use the comments to advertise. However, our advertising department can be more than accommodating if emailed:

6. If readers wish to report offensive comments, suggest a correction or share a story then please email:

7. Lastly, read our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy

comments powered by Disqus



Today's Cartoon

Click image to view full size editorial cartoon