Please be advised of the updates regarding Hurricane Lee and decisions made by the EMO this afternoon: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for Bermuda. The track and closest point of approach of Lee continues to be similar this morning to what we have been seeing yesterday. The 50 knot sustained winds boundary continued […]



COVID-19 Update The Ministry of Health cannot confirm the presence of the new variant of COVID-19 BA.2.86 on the island. However, the Ministry has recently sent samples to the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) for sequencing, and the Office of the Chief Medical Officer continues to consult with the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) regarding […]



1st September, 2023 Please be advised of the following weather update leading into the weekend. As Idalia is passing us Saturday through Sunday, we can easily remain under a Tropical Storm Warning due to the track. We expect a direct crosswind will be from westerly winds. Waves should be similar to what we saw from Franklin. […]



August 31st, 2023 Bermuda Weather Service We are expecting to issue a Tropical Storm Watch with the 6pm advisory today. Idalia remains challenging as it soon loses tropical characteristics for about 48 hours as it weakens. This means that significant thunderstorms are gone, though winds and showers remain. After 48 hours, NHC expects Idalia to become tropical once […]


August 30: Hurricane Franklin Update – Safety First

As Bermuda begins to feel the effects of Hurricane Franklin, the Ministry of National Security provided some reminders following the 12.00 noon Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) update. Currently, Franklin is a category 2 hurricane. The Ministry advised of the following: The BWS 12noon has Hurricane Franklin currently at 140 nautical miles to the west northwest of […]



Identified case of whooping cough (also known as pertussis)   The Office of the Chief Medical Officer has identified a case of whooping cough (also known as pertussis) in a workplace setting. This potentially means that there is circulating pertussis in the community. Pertussis is a highly contagious illness and is usually spread by coughing or sneezing […]