Rainfall leads to flooding in low-lying areas
A stalled storm front brought the Island heavy rainfall and strong gusts yesterday, with the possibility of thunder storms lingering through today.
The Island took 1.18in of rain before 3pm. The hard rain led to flooding in some low-lying areas such as Bakery Lane in Pembroke, where at least one vehicle stalled in deep pools of water.
The Bermuda Weather Service temporarily issued a severe weather watch and a small craft warning yesterday, and a thunderstorm advisory is in effect until this afternoon.
A spokesman for the service said: “It looks like [the front] will pretty much clear to our south before [tomorrow] afternoon.
“Then we have another one coming into the area later on Friday.”
The rainfall is a bonus to the Island, which has suffered several months of dry weather.
Until last month, the Island was experiencing one of the driest years on record with six straight months of lower-than-average rainfall.
A total of 5.02in of rainfall was recorded in July; yesterday the Island was more than 13in below the annual average for this point in the year.
See Page 11 for a story on Tropical Storm Emily.
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