Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service say the forecast for the local area on New Year’s Eve, calls for a cloudy start with one or two showers around to end the year, as a few showers linger into the afternoon as troughing exits to the east while high pressure gradually builds in from the west.

This brings drier weather from later today through New Year’s Day, though becoming slightly cooler. Low pressure then follows on Tuesday bringing the return of inclement weather.

Winds will be west-southwesterly and moderate to strong, soon veering west-northwesterly and then easing moderate towards evening.

The anticipated high today will be near 68°F, with partly to mostly cloudy skies tonight on New Year s Eve, with the chance of a sprinkle or two.

Winds will be west northwesterly and moderate, easing slightly overnight, with an anticipated low tonight near 61°F.

On Monday, New Year’s Day expect bright and sunny skies despite the chance of a light sprinke, with west-northwesterly moderate winds, becoming westerly by afternoon, then southwesterly by evening and increasing moderate to strong towards dawn.

The anticipated high will be near 69°F, and the low near 62°F. 

And the forecast for Tuesday call for early sunny breaks, with rain showers developing by Tuesday afternoon onward.

Winds will be southwesterly and strong, veering westerly strong from evening with gale force gusts, then veering west-northwesterly strong to gale force overnight.

The anticipated high on Tuesday will be near 70°F, and low near 59°F, and a small craft warning remains in effect this morning through to this evening.