News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda – With the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) forecasting gale and storm force winds this week, the Ministry of National Security is advising residents to take the necessary safety precautions around their homes. This includes securing any lawn furniture, outdoor potted plants, garbage bins or any other items that can be blown around during the high winds.

The Minister of National Security, Renee Ming said: “As a reminder, the BWS indicated that on Thursday (Jan 28) storm force winds could reach gusts of up to 70 knots. This is expected to be accompanied by heavy rain, thunder and hail in some instances. Public safety is key, and we’re encouraging residents to take the appropriate precautions to prevent potential injury or damage.”

Additionally, motorists are urged to exercise safety, care and caution when travelling about the roads during the inclement weather.

For more information about this week’s severe weather advisories the public can visit