Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) have issued a gale warning for later tonight and Saturday morning, with temperatures dipping to the mid-60s this weekend.

“Gale force winds, rain and chilly temperatures are expected to start in the small hours of Saturday morning, lasting into late morning,” the BWS said.

“While the air temperature will mainly hover around high teens Celsius (mid-60s Fahrenheit), the gusty winds and lower humidity will make things noticeably cooler on Saturday.

“So, break out the big sweaters and raincoats for the early part of the weekend. Saturday afternoon and Sunday will brighten up somewhat.”

The forecast issued at 11:30pm last night said: “A vigorous front barrels towards us Friday night, leading to a wet and windy start to the weekend.

“Conditions then gradually improve later Saturday and into Sunday as high pressure builds in once again.”

Winds are expected to increase rapidly tonight out of the south-southwest becoming cloudy and wet on Saturday.

“Winds southwesterly strong to gale force, with gusts to storm force, especially in showers, veering northwesterly strong to gale force by late morning, then easing moderate to strong by evening and moderate late night.”

The anticipated high will be 72°F, with the low near 64°F.

The forecast for Sunday calls for mostly sunny skies with northwesterly winds and a high near 73°F and a low near 67°F.