Stormy nights

Thunderstorm complex over Bermuda bringing heavy rains as seen on Bermuda Weather Service Radar Imagery at 01:43am Friday, November 23rd 2012.

Last night, a complex of thunderstorms converged on Bermuda from the south and the west. This small scale thunderstorm complex produced torrential rain and some interesting wind shifting patterns; fortunately there were no severe weather reports. Despite this, a retaining wall collapsed into a home in Smiths parish, potentially due to the recent heavy rains.

Today, the majority of the thunderstorms have cleared away from the island and only a few widely scattered generally light showers remain as a weak trough passes the island; this trough extends from a strengthening and organizing low pressure center to the north of Bermuda. Tonight, however, after this trough passes, winds should increase from the west/northwest and potentially near or reach gale force(>39mph sustained). As a result, Gale Warnings are in effect for Bermuda. See current watches and warnings for more details. On western and northern shores or exposed hillsides, wind gusts up to 45mph are likely tonight. Meanwhile, parts of the marine area (particularly to the north of the island) will see sustained winds nearing 40mph and rough seas making it hazardous for marine activities.


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