Gonzalo Makes Landfall in Bermuda


Bermuda Weather Service radar at 9:33pm local time, near the time of landfall.
Bermuda Weather Service radar at 9:33pm local time, near the time of landfall.

The center of Hurricane Gonzalo crossed Bermuda at around 9:30pm local time. The island experienced damaging easterly winds in the northern eye wall of Gonzalo when it was a category three hurricane with 115mph sustained winds. The Hurricane weakened to a category two as it made landfall. 98mph sustained winds with gusts to 134mph were unofficially observed at higher elevations in Bermuda in the northern eye wall. Winds then calmed and pressure bottomed out in the 951-953mb range as the eye and center passed overhead. The back side of the eye wall of Gonzalo is now moving in with westerly winds quickly returning to hurricane force. Threats from damaging wind and storm surge resume from the opposite direction now. Just after landfall, reports indicated that around 85% of the island was without electricity due to the lingering impacts of Fay last weekend and the ongoing impacts from Gonzalo. Follow the Bermuda Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center for the latest official information.

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