Tropical Depression Eight ‘potential threat’ – The Royal Gazette | Bermuda News, Business, Sports, Events, & Community

Log In

Reset Password
BERMUDA | RSS PODCAST

Tropical Depression Eight ‘potential threat’

A body of stormy weather, Tropical Depression Eight, was expected to pass about 200 miles east of Bermuda as of 6am today, with a chance of developing overnight into Tropical Storm Henri.

The depression, ranked as a potential threat by the Bermuda Weather Service, last night packed maximum winds of 35mph (55km/h) and was expected to strengthen as it headed north.

As of 6pm yesterday, Tropical Depression Eight lay 285 miles east-southeast of the Island. It formed early yesterday morning, and was initially stationary before picking up momentum. The Island is predicted to receive a few showers in the meantime, with wetter weather likely this weekend as a trough coming in from the west pushes the depression northward and brings more rain.

Depressions, which have the capacity to grow ultimately into hurricanes, are so-called because they are organised bodies of low pressure containing clouds and thunderstorms.

They lack the characteristic central eye seen in bigger storms, when the classic cyclone formation also begins to appear.

Tropical Depression Eight (Photograph courtesy of the Bermuda Weather Service)

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published September 09, 2015 at 10:13 am (Updated September 10, 2015 at 2:27 am)

Tropical Depression Eight ‘potential threat’

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon