Hurricane Nigel is not considered to pose a threat to Bermuda following the latest forecast from the Bermuda Weather Service.

At last check Nigel was expected to be more than 500 nautical miles to the east of Bermuda when it reaches its closest point of approach later this evening.

The Emergency Measures Organisation (EMO), met yesterday and concluded that the hurricane did not pose a threat and that it was unlikely to cause any disruptions to public services.

But Michael Weeks, the Minister of National Security, said that the EMO would remain “cautious” and monitor the weather system.

“We know that this has been a very long and relentless hurricane season and it’s certainly tested all of us. We have navigated through three storms in the last month, so I can absolutely appreciate that our residents are feeling as sense of storm fatigue,“ said Mr Weeks.

“But the season isn’t quite done yet and I encourage residents to continue to maintain not only their preparedness but their strength and patience.

“We’re currently monitoring Hurricane Nigel to the south of us. We are being cautious, so the EMO met today to get the latest update on this storm. We aren’t anticipating an interruption of public services based on Nigel’s projected forecast, but we continue to be vigilant.”

The Minister also encouraged residents to take this opportunity in the lull in storm activity to replenish their storm reserves if necessary. And if residents wish to follow updates on this latest system, they should visit or on the Bermuda Government’s official social media channels.