Fair-Weather Affairs


TERRA MODIS Imagery of Bermuda on June 10th 2013. Only a few lone fair-weather cumulus are spotted near Bermuda as high pressure dominates.
TERRA MODIS Imagery of Bermuda on June 10th 2013. Only a few lone fair-weather cumulus are spotted near Bermuda as high pressure dominates.

The Bermuda-Azores high remains firmly entrenched into the Western Atlantic including the Bermuda area. Despite keeping a light to moderate southerly wind regime in place with links to the deep tropical moisture in the Atlantic, little if any precipitation is expected for the majority of the work week. The only threat for rain out of this southerly flow is if we get caught in an area of small scale convergence near any fronts that are deflected to the north, or if we get the convective Morgan’s Cloud. These can be relatively hard to predict with accuracy more than a day or so in advance. So excluding the possibility for precipitation from those events, we are set to head into a dry spell – keep an eye on your gardens and your tanks. Otherwise, this is summer-like, beach weather. The sea surface temperatures are a little warmer than normal for this time of year – especially in the more sheltered areas – so enjoy if you can!

The next real chance for rain or showers is Friday into Saturday, when the more reliable models try to push a frontal system through the area. However, as it is June and climatology favors the Bermuda-Azores high in this area it is wise to not put too much stock in such a forecast, especially at such a time in the future. That being said – it is not unheard of for a front to cross the island and if the front does make it through, it would likely be a slow mover – potentially with hazardous weather associated with it. Stay tuned here and the Bermuda Weather Service for updates on this and all forecasts for Bermuda.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s