Tropical storm force winds are expected later tonight that will extend into early Wednesday evening according to forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS), as Tropical Storm Jerry approaches for the local area.
Expect strong southeasterly winds overnight with rain showers.
“A thunderstorm or two is possible tonight and into Wednesday as well as dangerous surf and rip tides,” the BWS said.
Jerry’s closest point of approach to Bermuda  is forecast to be 47 nm to the NNW of the island by 5 pm Wednesday. But forecasters say: “This system may move closer to Bermuda after this time period depending upon its track.
As of 6pm Tropical Storm Jerry was located at 31.1N 69.0W, approximately 226 nm WSW of Bermuda, moving north at 5 kt, with maximum sustained winds at 45 kt with gusts to 55 kt.
Starting at 10pm tonight, there will be updates on the Emergency Broadcast Station 100.1FM.
In the interim, the Minister said:
  • All public schools will be open
  • All buses will be running
  • All Government office will be open
  • The causeway will remain open
  • The ferry service will be suspended on Wednesday
  • We anticipate that there will connue to be debris clearing, especially as winds pick up, and I urge everyone to use caution as they are riding and driving on our roads. If you don’t have to ride a bike, we urge you not to
  • Trash collection will be as normal
  • All beaches remain closed to swimming and water activities until Thursday
  • The emergency shelter at Cedarbridge Academy will open today (Tuesday) at at 5 pm and remain open throughout Wednesday. We encourage persons who feel unsafe in their homes due to damage from Hurricane Humberto, and people who live on boats to please go to the shelter
  • The LF Wade International Airport will operate today (Tuesday) and Wednesday tomorrow as normal. Check with the airlines directly for any flight queries