Gabrielle Buffeting Bermuda With Showers, Seas and Wind

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
September 11, 2013; 1:42 PM
Share |

Gabrielle came back to life and continued to affect Bermuda at midweek with some rain, gusty winds and rough seas.

Bermuda, a popular tourist destination over the western Atlantic Ocean, will feel the effects of Tropical Storm Gabrielle through Wednesday.

The tropical storm will begin to curve to the north then to the northeast over the balance of the week.

Disruptive winds high in atmosphere have sheared the top of the storm away, but a notable circulation remained close to the sea surface Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.

While the storm is not expected to cause major damage, it will bring minor disruptions to tourist activities, dangerous surf and beach erosion for a short period of time with windswept rain.

Small craft operators should remain in port until the storm passes and seas subside Thursday.

On a positive note, Gabrielle has delivered some rain to the islands with most areas picking up about an inch as of early Wednesday morning.

This radar image of Bermuda was taken at 8:23 a.m. EDT, Wednesday, Sept., 11, 2013, and appears courtesy of the Bermuda Weather Service. The center of Gabrielle appears just west of the islands.

There is the potential for an additional inch of rain through the day Wednesday.

Since there is no ground water, rain is collected and stored on the islands for future use.

RELATED:
AccuWeather.com Hurricane Center
Interactive Hurricane Tracker
Humberto Defends an Atlantic Hurricane Season Record

Rainfall from June 1 through Sept. 9, 2013, has only been about 50 percent of normal.

Gabrielle has produced tropical storm-force gusts on the islands. Many structures on Bermuda are built to withstand a direct hit from a major hurricane.

Friday into Saturday, Gabrielle will bring stormy conditions to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and surrounding waters as it accelerates to the northeast toward Atlantic Canada.

Comments

Comments left here should adhere to the AccuWeather.com Community Guidelines. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.

More Weather News

  • Five Hidden Dangers Summer Can Pose to Pets

    August 21, 2014; 9:20 AM ET

    Pets, like humans, enjoy spending more time outdoors during the summer. However, there are health hazards that owners should be aware of to make sure pets remain safe and healthy.

  • Death Toll Rises From Hiroshima Landslide

    August 21, 2014; 9:03 AM ET

    Rescue efforts are underway in Hiroshima, Japan, after several landslides buried people and caused severe damage on Wednesday morning, local time.

Loading...

Daily U.S. Extremes

past 24 hours

  Extreme Location
High N/A
Low N/A
Precip N/A

WeatherWhys®

This Day In Weather History

Tyler, MN (1918)
A tornado killed 36 people and destroyed most of the business section of town resulting in a million dollars damage.

West Virginia (1980)
Third consecutive day of heavy rains and flooding. Webster Springs had 3.65 inches and then 8.5 inches of rain in last 3 days has fallen there. Roads in central WV were closed by high water and mud slides. Near Ripley, north of Charleston, numerous houses, trailers and a store were washed away. The people of Allensfork were evacuated. At Spencer, as much as 4 inches of rain fell and Charleston had 60-mph winds.

Fayetteville, NC (1983)
110 degrees, all-time high for the state.