No sooner had Hurricane Paulette struck Bermuda with her eye remaining directly over the Island for about 3 hours of eerily calm silence, than we now have another hurricane, this time Hurricane Teddy labelled as a threat to Bermuda. Just a couple of days ago it was forecast that Teddy was a Cat 4 hurricane and appeared to be on almost a direct course to Bermuda, but this afternoon (18th September) we were advised that he is now forecast to be a Cat 2 storm by the time if reaches the area of Bermuda, and that it is also now forecast to be heading just over 100 miles to our east and that we will likely receive tropical storm force winds rather than hurricane force winds.
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Here is the update as of 5.30pm Friday 18th September as reported by BERNEWS
Teddy | Bernews summary as of 5.30pm Fri Sept 18:
- BWS: Hurricane Teddy is a "threat to Bermuda."
- BWS: Closest approach to Bermuda within the next three days is forecast to be 120NM to the east at 2am on Monday, as a Category Two storm, bringing tropical storm force winds
- BWS issue Tropical Storm Watch
- Everyone is urged to be prepared
- Some closures for Monday announced: HSBC, Butterfield, Clarien, BF&M, Argus, Colonial, BSX
- Govt will share updates regarding any closures or curtailing of services following tomorrow's 1:00pm EMO meeting.